Drewsey, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 1,180.
Males: 609  (51.7%)
Females: 571  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97904

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,133 (it was $30,679 in 2000)
Drewsey:

$41,133
OR:

$57,532

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,504 (it was $18,895 in 2000)

Drewsey CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $197,742 (it was $123,900 in 2000)
Drewsey:

$197,742
OR:

$287,100
  • Races in Drewsey, OR (2000)

    Drewsey races chart
    • 1,24093.2%White alone
    • 483.6%Hispanic
    • 221.7%Two or more races
    • 141.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 10.08%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Drewsey: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3516 feet

Land area: 1996.7 square miles.

Population density: 0.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Drewsey, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Drewsey:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Drewsey CCD:

  • Never married: 12.4%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

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

Drewsey CCD:  0.5% ($581)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Drewsey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (103.6 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (228.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (665.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Crane, OR (4.5 miles) , Burns, OR (4.8 miles ), Hines, OR (5.0 miles ), Seneca, OR (5.8 miles ), Juntura, OR (6.7 miles) , Canyon City, OR (7.1 miles ), John Day, OR (7.2 miles ), Harper, OR (7.2 miles) .

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 118.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (35%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Drewsey, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Drewsey-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 389% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 229.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from Drewsey center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 399.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 456.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 411.3 miles away from Drewsey 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 341.0 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 Harney County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drewsey:

  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 86 miles; Ontario, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,055)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 104 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 107 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 115 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Boise State University (about 122 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 138 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 165 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Public elementary/middle schools in Drewsey:

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Notable locations in Drewsey: Jones Ranch (A), Lucas Cabin (B), Idlewild Recreation Site (C), Lamb Ranch (D), Island Ranch (E), Old Peterson Ranch (F), Opie Arena Rodeo (G), Hunter Ranch (H), Hughes Ranch (I), H and Y Cabin (J), Ring Mountain Lookout (K), Call Meadow Forest Service Facility (L), Cross Ranch (M), Boy Scout Cabin (N), Buchanan Ranch (O), Van Guard Station (P), Hamilton Ranch (Q), Blue Bucket Cow Camp (R), Buchanan Springs Safety Rest Area (S), Dickenson Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saddle Butte Cemetery (1), Drewsey Cemetery (2), Windy Point Cemetery (3), Sunset Valley Cemetery (4), Harney Cemetery (5), Muller Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Howell Lake (A), Malheur Lake (B), Malheur Slough (C), McDonald Waterhole (D), Top of the Hill Waterhole (E), Woodroad Waterhole (F), Bennett Lake (G), Vickers Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Jones Creek (B), Jackson Creek (C), Muddy Creek (D), Skookum Creek (E), Gunbarrel Creek (F), Gould Creek (G), Gabe Creek (H), Fuqua Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Drewsey include: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (1), Great Basin Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Harney 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 2013 was 41.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 26.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.6%
Whole state:

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

7.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Oregon average:

11.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Drewsey CCD (based on Harney County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other6973
Catholic6893
Evangelical Protestant4809
Mainline Protestant2024
None5,354-
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: 2
Harney County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Harney County:

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

8.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Harney County:

23.9%
Oregon:

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

9.1%
State:

14.2%

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Deschutes County, OR  0.76% ($20,684 average AGI)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
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 Deschutes County, OR  1.15% ($27,448 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Drewsey:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZR (1230 AM; 1 kW; BURNS, OR; Owner: STANLEY M. SWOL)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Drewsey:

  • KQHC (92.7 FM; BURNS, OR; Owner: STANLEY M. SWOL)
  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.653222 Lon: -118.631944, Call Sign: WQNF869
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.725 MHz, 468.725 MHz, 464.412 MHz, 469.412 MHz, 464.887 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 01/25/2021, Certifier: Rick HabeinRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DREWSEY VALLEY, Hwy 20 At Mile Marker 174-175 (Lat: 43.783111 Lon: -118.342250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQTJ665
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • PINECREEK, 11 Mi Wnw Of (Lat: 43.843194 Lon: -118.587694), Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: KTR39
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.80 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2000Registrant: Phone: (360) 905-6839

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GARNET ROBERT A RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3146L , Serial Number: 595, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Garnett, Po Box 182, Drewsey, OR 97904
  • Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND-KENMORE DHC-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 337DH , Serial Number: 337, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Walter L Sitz, Po Box 175, Drewsey, OR 97904, Other Owners: Particia J Sitz
  • Aircraft: LUDEKE GARY L / KRAUSE JERRY L FIRESTAR 2 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 90KL , Serial Number: F1196, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Garnett, Po Box 182, Drewsey, OR 97904

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Drewsey 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Drewsey on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
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