Cove, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 550 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 264  (48.2%)
Females: 286  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97824.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,366 (it was $38,542 in 2000)
Cove:

$44,366
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,828 (it was $15,872 in 2000)

Cove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,934 (it was $111,100 in 2000)
Cove:

$149,934
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $154,185; Detached houses: $157,963; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,785; In 2-unit structures: $121,452; Mobile homes: $134,008

Median gross rent in 2012: $706.

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  • White alone - 497 (90.0%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cove: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.4%), English (9.3%), Irish (7.6%), United States (6.9%), Swiss (6.7%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 2800 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 679 people per square mile   (low).

Cove,OR real estate house value index trend

Cove, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Cove:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cove city:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

14 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:  2.3%
Oregon:  9.6%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cove, Oregon as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cove to the number of sex offenders is 555 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,455 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,121 (0.8%)

Cove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (90.3 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (233.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (776.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Union, OR (2.6 miles ), Island City, OR (3.4 miles ), Imbler, OR (3.7 miles ), La Grande, OR (3.7 miles ), Summerville, OR (4.0 miles) , Elgin, OR (4.4 miles ), North Powder, OR (4.4 miles ), Lostine, OR (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $142,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.30 N, Longitude: 117.81 W

Area code: 541

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

6.6%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+15.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Cove, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cove-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from Cove center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 353.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 261.7 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 259.8 miles away from Cove 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 257.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cove:

  • MOUNTAIN VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • LAGRANDE POST ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • PNRS EASTERN OREGON DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL HOME CARE SERVICES DEPT (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE TRANS CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • VISTA SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)

Airports located in Cove:

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Amtrak station near Cove:

  • 14 miles: LA GRANDE (2106 COVE AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cove:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 14 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 59 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 86 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 92 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 98 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Washington State University (about 104 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 106 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high school in Cove:

  • Cove School (Students: 252; Location: 803 Main St; Grades: K-12)
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Notable locations in Cove: Cove Rural Fire Protection District (A), Cove City Hall (B), Cove Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hulick Branch (A), Bobington Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 19.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.89
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cove and their reported violations in the past:

COVE, CITY OF (Population served: 594, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2005)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.7%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cove compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (38%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cove city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.62%
Here: 33.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist Church
Adherents20.7%20.3%7.1%5.3%5.2%
Congregations13.3%8.9%6.7%4.4%11.1%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%4.2%4.0%24.2%
Congregations6.7%2.2%2.2%2.2%42.2%
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: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 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): 4
Union County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
Oregon:

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

10.4%
State:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,886$46,6321$552
Sewerage 0$0 1$647
Water Supply 1$5,323$63,8760$0
Totals for Government 2$9,209$55,2542$1,199

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Baker County, OR  0.48% ($42,591 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.46% ($26,167)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.25% ($38,130)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Umatilla County, OR  0.69% ($36,047 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.34% ($30,548)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($23,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cove:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KWVR (1340 AM; 1 kW; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cove:

  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • K208DB (89.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, ETC., OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K234AD (94.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KWRL (99.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KLRF (88.5 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • K210AV (89.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K243AA (96.5 FM; UNION, ETC., OR; Owner: GRANDE RONDE CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cove:

  • KTVR (Channel 13; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K02PJ (Channel 2; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH)
  • K29EL (Channel 29; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K23DB (Channel 23; LaGRANDE, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K26FV (Channel 26; ELGIN, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K33FS (Channel 33; ELGIN, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K35GA (Channel 35; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K39FD (Channel 39; ELGIN, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K31GN (Channel 31; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K26FE (Channel 54; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KTVR/Mt Fanny, Ktvr, Mt Fanny Transmit Site (Lat: 45.309028 Lon: -117.732694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQEG324
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2006, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Certifier: Jack Galmiche
    Registrant: Schwartz, Woods & Miller, 1233 20th Street, Nw, Suite 610, The Lion Building, Washington, DC 20036-7322, Phone: (202) 833-1700, Fax: (202) 833-2351, Email:
  • Cove School District, 803 Main Street (Lat: 45.296611 Lon: -117.808972), Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQLD230
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2009, Expiration Date: 12/09/2019, Certifier: Cindy Criswell
    Registrant: Cwlab, 8100 S County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 205-2517, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cove)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cove)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cove, OR
Most common first names in Cove, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William976.5 years
John873.0 years
Mary791.7 years
Robert771.7 years
Dorothy578.6 years
Ray573.4 years
Roy578.2 years
Ruth581.2 years
James464.5 years
Phyllis480.0 years
Most common last names in Cove, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson676.3 years
Miller672.8 years
White582.0 years
Case485.5 years
Haefer480.7 years
Taylor472.5 years
Rundall482.0 years
Hancock477.3 years
Puckett483.8 years
Brazille478.0 years
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