Cape Meares, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 99.
Population change since 2000: -10.0%
Males: 45  (45.8%)
Females: 54  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

67.9 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip code: 97141

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,155 (it was $26,346 in 2000)
Cape Meares:

$55,155
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,155 (it was $26,635 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $353,679 (it was $288,500 in 2000)
Cape Meares:

$353,679
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $416,813; detached houses: $415,966
March 2019 cost of living index in Cape Meares: 105.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
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  • Races in Cape Meares, OR (2010)
    • 9596.0%White alone
    • 33.0%Other race alone
    • 11.0%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Norwegian (42.3%), American (9.6%), Belgian (9.6%), Irish (9.6%), Scottish (9.6%), Finnish (7.7%).

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

10 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe).

This place:

8.5%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,504 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,973 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Cape Meares, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cape Meares, OR in 2017

Cape Meares satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Oregon:

4.6%

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 Cape Meares 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 the city 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 Cape Meares 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 Cape Meares 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Cape Meares:

Marital status in Cape Meares, OR
  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 72.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Cape Meares:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,03924
Catholic2,1962
Mainline Protestant9368
Other9093
None18,170-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

20.03 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tillamook County:

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.1%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tillamook County:

21.0%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.4%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

65.1%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

33.5
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cape Meares:

24.6%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

22.5%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cape Meares:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

48.0%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

53.8%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Cape Meares:

73.9%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cape Meares, OR Residents

8.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  1.33% ($69,188 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  1.02% ($61,216)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.53% ($52,925)


5.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, OR  0.62% ($54,683 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.59% ($46,018)
to Marion County, OR  0.35% ($40,794)

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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cape Meares, OR
  • 87.9%Electricity
  • 12.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cape Meares, OR
  • 100.0%Electricity


Cape Meares compared to Oregon 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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