Chinook, Washington

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Population in 2010: 466. Population change since 2000: +2.0%
Males: 250  (53.8%)
Females: 216  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  59.2 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98614, 98624.

Chinook Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $15,915 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Chinook:

$15,915
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,888 (it was $17,198 in 2000)

Chinook CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $193,004 (it was $153,600 in 2000)
Chinook:

$193,004
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $242,754; Detached houses: $251,494
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  • Races in Chinook, WA (2010)

    Chinook races chart
    • 41789.5%White alone
    • 214.5%Hispanic
    • 153.2%Two or more races
    • 112.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone

Races in Chinook detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chinook: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Norwegian (14.5%), Irish (12.7%), Scotch-Irish (10.5%), Swedish (10.5%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile   (low).

Chinook,WA real estate house value index trend

Chinook, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Chinook:

  • High school or higher: 101.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chinook CDP:

  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 86.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,791 (0.9%)

Chinook satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (70.8 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (81.5 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (892.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ilwaco, WA (2.2 miles ), Warrenton, OR (2.7 miles ), Long Beach, WA (2.7 miles ), Astoria, OR (2.9 miles ), Jeffers Gardens, OR (3.1 miles ), Naselle, WA (3.1 miles ), Peninsula, WA (3.4 miles ), Loomis, WA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 123.95 W

Chinook household income distribution Chinook home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (52%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (53%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (52%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (48%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (53%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Chinook: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chinook, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chinook, Washington average temperatures Chinook, Washington average precipitation Chinook, Washington humidity Chinook, Washington wind speed Chinook, Washington snowfall Chinook, Washington sunshine Chinook, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Chinook-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 168% 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 96.3 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 86.0 miles away from Chinook center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 393.7 miles away from the city center
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 323.4 miles away from Chinook center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 295.4 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 Pacific County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chinook topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chinook:

  • SEAVIEW DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)
  • CLATSOP BRIDGES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • PACIFIC SURF REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)
  • COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • CLATSOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • OCEAN VIEW CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LONG BEACH, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chinook:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 50 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Centralia College (about 57 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Pacific University (about 66 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 71 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 73 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • University of Portland (about 77 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Clark College (about 77 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)

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Notable location: Pacific County Fire Protection District 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chinook include: Chinook Lutheran Church (A), Shiloh Faith Fellowship Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pacific County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chinook that have no violations reported:

  • CHINOOK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 737, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.4%
(31.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Chinook compared to Washington state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Washington average:

11.4

Chinook travel time to work - commute Chinook mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chinook CDP (based on Pacific County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7282
Mainline Protestant1,51516
Evangelical Protestant1,24420
Other8214
None14,612-
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: 9
Pacific County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Pacific County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pacific County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pacific County:

30.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.9%

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Washington average:

6.54%

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 Clark County, WA  0.65% ($56,140 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.57% ($45,727)
from Clatsop County, OR  0.43% ($33,636)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Washington average:

6.20%

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 Clark County, WA  0.48% ($29,297 average AGI)
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.46% ($29,429)
to Clatsop County, OR  0.42% ($44,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chinook:

  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKEE (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chinook:

  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVAS (103.9 FM; ILWACO, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KAQX (94.3 FM; LONG BEACH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K206CL (89.1 FM; CHINOOK, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K265CP (100.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: GOSPEL ECHO INC.)
  • K280DF (103.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: ASTORIA GOSPEL ECHO, INC.)
  • KCYS (98.1 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: DAVE'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCRX-FM (102.3 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Chinook:

  • K26DB (Channel 26; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K28FP (Channel 28; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: GREGORY J. HERMAN)
  • K34DC (Channel 34; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chinook)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Megler Hill Near (Lat: 46.285944 Lon: -123.898472), Call Sign: WDQ371
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/20/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2011
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E, #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Megler Hill Near (Lat: 46.285944 Lon: -123.898472), Call Sign: KNBN589
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/02/2021
    Registrant: Pacific Transit System, 216 N. 2nd Street, Raymond, WA 98577, Phone: (360) 875-9418, Fax: (360) 942-3193
  • Megler, 4.6 Km Ese Of (Lat: 46.263500 Lon: -123.886972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KYO255
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.740 MHz, 155.790 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2004, Expiration Date: 12/07/2014
    Registrant: Cascade Mobile, 1111 - 11th Ave., Longview, WA 98632, Phone: (360) 232-0000, Fax: (360) 824-7099, Email:
  • Meglar 4 Km Ene (Lat: 46.286111 Lon: -123.897222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQID329
    Assigned Frequencies: 868.087 MHz, 868.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2008, Certifier: Tim Mcdowell
    Registrant: State Of; Dot Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7093, Email:
  • MEGLER, Megler, 4 Km Ene Of (Lat: 46.286111 Lon: -123.897222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQKR257
    Assigned Frequencies: 868.087 MHz, 868.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 11/05/2013, Certifier: Terry C Miller
    Registrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater, Wa, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KE7SGU, Licensee ID: L01378919
    Grant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Carolyn P Kayate
    Registrant: Carolyn P Kayate, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Call Sign: KE7SGY, Licensee ID: L01378923
    Grant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Coty A Grote
    Registrant: Coty A Grote, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Call Sign: KE7SGZ, Licensee ID: L01378924
    Grant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Jeanette R Morey
    Registrant: Jeanette R Morey, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Call Sign: KE7SHB, Licensee ID: L01378926
    Grant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Patricia A Simpson
    Registrant: Patricia A Simpson, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Call Sign: KF7ZOY, Licensee ID: L00238417
    Grant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/21/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2012, Certifier: Stephen T Ramsey
    Registrant: Stephen T Ramsey, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Call Sign: WA7STR, Previous Call Sign: KF7ZOY, Licensee ID: L00238417
    Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/27/2022, Certifier: Stephen T Ramsey
    Registrant: Stephen T Ramsey, Chinook, WA 98614

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3178T , Serial Number: 17700478, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Landside Resources Inc, Po Box 251, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60249 , Serial Number: 15070170, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Edwin A Erola, Po Box 273, Chinook, WA 98614
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66165 , Serial Number: 15075887, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Margaret A Weller, Po Box 362, Chinook, WA 98614, Other Owners: Mathew Sopiwnick

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Chinook, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl681.5 years
William574.6 years
Charles480.3 years
Harold472.3 years
John484.8 years
Bertha382.0 years
Anna395.0 years
Edward364.6 years
Oscar385.3 years
Henry290.0 years
Most common last names in Chinook, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leback490.3 years
Ford484.7 years
Johnson486.2 years
Olsen483.8 years
Timmen479.2 years
Williams476.3 years
Clark388.7 years
Anderson381.7 years
Cartwright379.3 years
Wilson372.7 years
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