Dee, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 1,058.
Males: 541  (51.2%)
Females: 517  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97041

Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,297 (it was $36,563 in 2000)
Dee:

$58,297
OR:

$57,532

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,947 (it was $14,712 in 2000)

Dee CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $444,149 (it was $177,100 in 2000)
Dee:

$444,149
OR:

$287,100
  • Races in Dee, OR (2000)

    Dee races chart
    • 66364.7%White alone
    • 29228.5%Hispanic
    • 373.6%Asian alone
    • 141.4%Two or more races
    • 131.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.4%Other race alone
    • 10.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dee: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2000 feet

Land area: 127.6 square miles.

Population density: 8.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Dee, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Dee:

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dee CCD:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dee CCD:  0.7% ($1,309)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Dee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (36.3 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (46.0 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (811.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Parkdale, OR (2.2 miles ), Odell, OR (3.0 miles ), Cascade Locks, OR (3.5 miles ), Hood River, OR (3.7 miles ), Carson, WA (3.7 miles ), Stevenson, WA (3.8 miles ), Wind River, WA (3.8 miles ), Carson River Valley, WA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 45.54 N, Longitude: 121.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (11%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food and beverage stores (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (22%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Dee, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Dee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 183% 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 124.2 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 115.1 miles away from Dee 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 126.4 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 387.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from Dee 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 333.5 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 Hood River County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dee:

  • HOOD RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE HOOD RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • RAY YASUI DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • HEART OF HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)

Amtrak stations near Dee:

  • 14 miles: HOOD RIVER (1205 B ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: BINGEN-WHITE SALMON (BINGEN, FOOT OF WALNUT ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dee:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 35 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 46 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 46 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clark College (about 47 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 48 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Portland State University (about 49 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • University of Portland (about 51 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)

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Notable locations in Dee: Trout Creek (A), Dee Flat Guard Station (B), Hood River Hatchery (C), Wahtum Lake Guard Station (D), Lost Lake Recreation Site (E), Reservoir Campground (F), Ladd Creek Campground (G), Dee Flat Seed Orchard (H), Winans (I), Lost Lake Boat Ramp (J), Red Hill Guard Station (K), Parkdale Sewer Treatment Plant (L), Bald Mountain Shelter (M), Dee Rural Fire Protection District (N), Lost Lake Ranger Station (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Dee: Parkdale Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Lake (A), Scout Lake (B), Perry Lake (C), Ottertail Lake (D), Black Lake (E), Searra Casa Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lake Branch (A), Ladd Creek (B), Shingle Creek (C), Cedar Branch (D), Midget Creek (E), Jones Creek (F), Inlet Creek (G), Indian Creek (H), Green Point Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dee: Kingsley Reservoir County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hood River 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 2005 was 47.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.5%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.0%
Whole state:

11.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.0%
76 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
60 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
8 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.9
Oregon average:

11.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dee CCD (based on Hood River County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6931
Evangelical Protestant2,54524
Mainline Protestant1,5057
Other8443
None13,759-
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: 8
Hood River County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hood River County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Hood River County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hood River County:

27.3%
Oregon:

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

13.8%
State:

14.2%

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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  0.77% ($46,354 average AGI)
from Wasco County, OR  0.58% ($41,347)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.58% ($47,408)


7.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
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  1.26% ($26,299 average AGI)
to Wasco County, OR  1.01% ($33,291)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.54% ($76,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dee:

  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KIHR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KKSL (1290 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGUY (1010 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILWAUKIE, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dee:

  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Dee compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Dee on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Panama (population 500+)"
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