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Population in 2012: 951 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 

Males: 488  (51.3%)
Females: 463  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97344.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,267 (it was $32,461 in 2000)
Falls City:

$32,267
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,756

Falls City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,845 (it was $96,900 in 2000)
Falls City:

$133,845
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,457; Detached houses: $199,218; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,231; Mobile homes: $87,619

Median gross rent in 2012: $771.

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Falls City races chart
  • White alone - 850 (89.8%)
  • Hispanic - 49 (5.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Falls City: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Falls City, Oregon on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Falls City is mentioned 65 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (14.5%), English (10.4%), United States (7.7%), Irish (6.9%), Dutch (4.8%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 370 feet

Land area: 1.23 square miles.

Population density: 773 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Falls City:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Falls City city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

20 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $939 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $867 (0.7%)

Falls City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salem, OR (20.6 miles , pop. 136,924).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (59.8 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (792.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Dallas, OR (2.7 miles ), Monmouth, OR (3.2 miles ), Kings Valley, OR (3.3 miles) , Rickreall, OR (3.3 miles) , Independence, OR (3.5 miles ), Willamina, OR (3.8 miles ), Fort Hill, OR (3.9 miles) , North Benton, OR (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 44.87 N, Longitude: 123.44 W

Area code: 503

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +147 (+17.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Falls City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/2004 at 16:45:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.1 MS, 4.9 MW, 4.8 MW, Depth: 18.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from Falls City center
On 8/19/2004 at 06:06:03, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 MS, 4.7 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 17.3 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/2003 at 19:26:30, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 10.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Falls City center
On 9/24/2007 at 06:20:54, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.6 ML, Depth: 14.6 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Falls City:

  • AMBERWOOD TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DALLAS, OR)
  • WEST VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; DALLAS, OR)
  • DALLAS RET VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DALLAS, OR)

Political contributions by individuals in Falls City, OR

Local government website: www.fallscity.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Falls City:

  • Western Oregon University (about 10 miles; Monmouth, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,490)
  • Willamette University (about 21 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,618)
  • Oregon State University (about 23 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 17,858)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 24 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 5,853)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 26 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 3,551)
  • George Fox University (about 39 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Pacific University (about 49 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,905)

Public high school in Falls City:

Public elementary/middle school in Falls City:

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Library in Falls City:

  • WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $43,037; Location: 111 N MAIN ST; 5,924 books; 3,895 audio materials; 1,289 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Falls City: Falls City Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Falls City Fire Department (B), Falls City Public Works (C), Wagner Community Library (D), Falls City Community Building and Municipal Courthouse (E), Falls City City Hall (F), Southwest Polk County Rural Fire Protection District Station 120 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Everz Creek (A), Berry Creek (B), Dutch Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Falls City include: Bridge Park (1), George Kitchen Upper Park (2), Michael Harding Park (3), Fran Wilson Riverside Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Polk 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 Falls City and their reported violations in the past:

FALLS CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 970, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-1998 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-17-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and AUG-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2002 and AUG-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2000. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-24-1992)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
  • 37 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 52.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for American Indian residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.3%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Falls City, OR

Falls City compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Falls City travel time to work - commute


Falls City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Falls City city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.36%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents14.8%14.4%10.8%6.7%4.5%
Congregations9.0%7.5%3.0%4.5%1.5%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNorth American Baptist ConferenceConservative Baptist Association of America Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.7%3.6%33.2%
Congregations4.5%1.5%7.5%1.5%59.7%
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: 12
Polk County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Polk County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.0%
Oregon:

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

16.3%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,951$23,4121$1,000
Streets and Highways 1$2,571$30,8520$0
Sewerage 1$2,884$34,6080$0
Totals for Government 3$7,406$29,6241$1,000


12.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.13%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($83 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marion County, OR  4.60% ($40,023 average AGI)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.62% ($30,958)
from Washington County, OR  0.44% ($48,614)


10.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.11%
Oregon average:

7.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, OR  4.22% ($34,572 average AGI)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.56% ($32,016)
to Washington County, OR  0.40% ($39,244)

Strongest AM radio stations in Falls City:

  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Falls City:

  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)
  • K264AA (100.7 FM; CORVALLIS, ETC., OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KLOO-FM (106.3 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKT-FM (99.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K243AL (96.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K276BU (103.1 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSND (95.1 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: RADIO BEAM, LLC)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K231AB (94.1 FM; TURNER, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON / STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KPIE-LP (94.7 FM; DALLAS, OR; Owner: COMMUNITY INFORMATION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207BO (89.3 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXPC-FM (103.7 FM; LEBANON, OR; Owner: PORTLAND BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYTE (102.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: YAQUINA BAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Falls City:

  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOAC-TV (Channel 7; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K14GW (Channel 14; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K67GU (Channel 67; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61CC (Channel 61; SALEM, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K50GG (Channel 50; SALEM, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 499
Total average daily truck traffic: 49
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 716



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$97,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.00


Most common first names in Falls City, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William877.7 years
John870.6 years
Charles670.9 years
Elizabeth682.0 years
George580.8 years
Floyd574.5 years
Helen580.2 years
James568.2 years
Mary470.8 years
Arthur475.3 years
Most common last names in Falls City, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Frink478.8 years
Ames487.5 years
Relaford476.8 years
Smith476.0 years
Dowell370.1 years
Brown373.7 years
Kitchin376.4 years
Hunter383.7 years
Murphy376.7 years
Bobo373.6 years
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