Cape Meares, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 99. Population change since 2000: -10.0%
Males: 49  (50.0%)
Females: 50  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  63.6 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97141

Estimated median household income in 2012: $83,923 (it was $26,346 in 2000)
Cape Meares:

$83,923
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,599 (it was $26,635 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,703 (it was $288,500 in 2000)
Cape Meares:

$204,703
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $532,747; Detached houses: $591,479; Mobile homes: $306,208
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  • White alone - 95 (96.0%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cape Meares: 120.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.0%), English (20.0%), Swedish (13.0%), Norwegian (8.0%), Polish (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

Cape Meares, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Cape Meares:

  • High school or higher: 100.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cape Meares CDP:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

6 residents are foreign born (9.3% North America).

This place:  8.0%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $767
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,500 (0.8%)

Cape Meares satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (49.0 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (63.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (842.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Oceanside, OR (1.7 miles ), Bay City, OR (1.9 miles ), Idaville, OR (2.1 miles ), Garibaldi, OR (2.1 miles ), Netarts, OR (2.2 miles ), Tillamook, OR (2.5 miles ), Rockaway Beach, OR (2.8 miles ), Wheeler, OR (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 45.50 N, Longitude: 123.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Cape Meares household income distribution Cape Meares home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Information (67%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Cape Meares, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cape Meares-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 180% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Cape Meares center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 341.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from Cape Meares center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 304.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tillamook County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cape Meares topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cape Meares:

  • ADVENTIST HEALTH TILLAMOOK HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; TILLAMOOK, OR)
  • TILLAMOOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TILLAMOOK, OR)
  • NEHALEM VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WHEELER, OR)
  • HARVEY E RINEHART MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; WHEELER, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cape Meares:

  • Pacific University (about 41 miles; Forest Grove, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,967)
  • George Fox University (about 50 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Western Oregon University (about 57 miles; Monmouth, OR; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 59 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)
  • Portland Community College (about 60 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • University of Portland (about 60 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Willamette University (about 60 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)

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Notable location: Cape Meares County Boat Launch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Cape Meares Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Coleman Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cape Meares include: Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint (1), Bayocean Peninsula County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tillamook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.4%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Cape Meares compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

Cape Meares travel time to work - commute Cape Meares mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Wood (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cape Meares CDP (based on Tillamook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.96%
Here: 26.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents21.8%12.2%10.3%9.3%8.7%
Congregations8.3%5.6%5.6%8.3%5.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents7.6%6.8%6.2%3.2%14.1%
Congregations5.6%5.6%8.3%5.6%41.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Tillamook County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Tillamook County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Tillamook County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

20.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tillamook County:

26.1%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.0%
State:

14.2%

6.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  0.78% ($41,069 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  0.63% ($46,672)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.33% ($26,633)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.59% ($29,648 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  0.57% ($41,231)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.38% ($45,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cape Meares:

  • KMBD (1590 AM; 5 kW; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cape Meares:

  • KDEP (105.5 FM; DEPOE BAY, OR; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTIL-FM (94.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSND (95.1 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: RADIO BEAM, LLC)
  • K214DP (90.7 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K211BM (90.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION/KMUN)
  • K205CY (88.9 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
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