Fossil, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 447 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 216  (48.4%)
Females: 231  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

59.3 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97830.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,310 (it was $30,250 in 2000)
Fossil:

$30,310
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,058 (it was $16,236 in 2000)

Fossil city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,164 (it was $61,200 in 2000)
Fossil:

$110,164
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,503; detached houses: $109,328; mobile homes: $138,979

Median gross rent in 2017: $669.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fossil: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fossil, OR (2010)
    • 43391.5%White alone
    • 143.0%Two or more races
    • 112.3%American Indian alone
    • 112.3%Hispanic
    • 40.8%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (19.2%), American (10.7%), German (10.3%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 2654 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 586 people per square mile   (low).

Fossil, Oregon map

19 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,405 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $876 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (84.6 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (120.4 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (761.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Condon, OR (4.0 miles ),
Lonerock, OR (4.2 miles),
Spray, OR (4.9 miles),
Antelope, OR (5.1 miles),
Shaniko, OR (5.1 miles),
Mitchell, OR (5.5 miles),
Grass Valley, OR (6.1 miles),
Ione, OR (6.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.00 N, Longitude: 120.21 W

Area code: 541

Distribution of median household income in Fossil, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fossil, OR in 2017
Fossil satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Oregon:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in Fossil, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Fossil, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

Average climate in Fossil, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fossil, Oregon average temperatures Fossil, Oregon average precipitation Fossil, Oregon humidity Fossil, Oregon wind speed Fossil, Oregon snowfall Fossil, Oregon sunshine Fossil, Oregon clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Fossil-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 178% 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 190.3 miles away from Fossil center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 340.3 miles away from Fossil center
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 183.8 miles away from Fossil center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from Fossil center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 402.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fossil topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fossil:

  • ASHER HOME HEALTH SERVICES (712 JAY STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fossil:

  • Central Oregon Community College (about 86 miles; Bend, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,217)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 102 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 106 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 111 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 113 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 118 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 120 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Public high school in Fossil:

  • FOSSIL CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 600 B ST, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Library in Fossil:

  • FOSSIL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 401 MAIN ST)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fossil: Wheeler County Fairgrounds (A), Fossil Volunteer Fire Department (B), Fossil City Hall (C), Fossil Museum and Pine Creek Schoolhouse (D), Fossil Public Library (E), Fossil Public Works (F), Wheeler County Courthouse (G), Wheeler County Health Office (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cottonwood Creek (A), Stone Cabin Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Fossil Motel & Trailer Park (105 1st), Bridge Creek Flora Inn (828 Main).

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

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

FOSSIL, CITY OF (Population served: 470, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-25-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-25-2010)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.4%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.1%
Whole state:

8.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

17 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Fossil (2011 data):

  • Bank of Eastern Oregon: Fossil Branch at 555 First Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $260.3 mil, Deposits: $230.5 mil, headquarters in Heppner, OR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Beo Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Fossil:

Marital status in Fossil, OR
  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fossil:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Oregon average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fossil
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fossil, OR (based on Wheeler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1663
Mainline Protestant851
Other492
Catholic401
None1,101-
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: 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

22.11 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

8.5%
State:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

24.9%
Oregon:

25.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fossil:

46.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fossil:

37.5%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Fossil:

27.9
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fossil:

20.4%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.3%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fossil:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Fossil:

46.8%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

68.4%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fossil, OR Residents
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,011$36,1320$0
Sewerage 1$3,403$40,8360$0
Water Supply 1$2,700$32,4000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$9,114$36,4560$0

Fossil government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $19,000 ($42.51)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $129,000 ($288.59)
    Sewerage: $87,000 ($194.63)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($116.33)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($78.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($26.85)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($11.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($49.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $93,000 ($208.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($62.64)

Fossil government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $106,000 ($237.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($15.66)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $144,000 ($322.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($58.17)
    Other: $11,000 ($24.61)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($6.71)
  • Tax - Property: $101,000 ($225.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000 ($44.74)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.24)

Fossil government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,157,000 ($2588.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,122,000 ($2510.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000 ($78.30)

Fossil government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,004,000 ($2246.09)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,000 ($111.86)

9.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Businesses in Fossil, OR

  • Chevrolet: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fossil:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, 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)
  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KICE (940 AM; 10 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fossil:

  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 17951 Black Butte Lane (Lat: 45.011361 Lon: -120.178389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN266
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • RONALD HERON, 17951 Black Butte Lane (Lat: 45.011361 Lon: -120.178389), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight, LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000
  • Ronald Heron, 17951 Black Butte Lane (Lat: 45.011361 Lon: -120.178389), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight, LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000
  • Jim Lawrence, 17951 Black Butte Lane (Lat: 45.011361 Lon: -120.178389), Type: 27.4, Structure height: 41069 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: United States Cellular Corporation, Regulatory.Affairs@uscellular.Com, , Chica-go, Phone: (773) 399-8900
  • Jim Lawrence, 17951 Black Butte Lane (Lat: 45.011361 Lon: -120.178389), Type: 27.4, Structure height: 41069 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight, LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Rancharea Rock 3.8 Mi Se (Lat: 44.898194 Lon: -120.137806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPJL218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.070 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2011, Expiration Date: 07/11/2021, Certifier: Norman Mc Lachlan, Registrant: State Of, Department Of Transportation Oregon, 455 Airport Rd Se Bldg C, Salem, OR 97301-5375, Phone: (503) 986-2909, Email:
  • 3/4 Mi Sse Of Fossil Guard Station (Lat: 44.954028 Lon: -120.126417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: KOA715,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.375 MHz, 151.205 MHz, 151.475 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2013, Expiration Date: 02/15/2024, Registrant: Region 4 Fcca, 1104 1st Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388-7125, Phone: (717) 338-1505
  • 701 Adams Street (Lat: 44.999417 Lon: -120.216417), Type: Building, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQPT305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 800.781 MHz, 800.281 MHz, 801.381 MHz, Grant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 08/09/2022, Certifier: Rob Myers, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 45.007417 Lon: -120.246500, Call Sign: WQRH624,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.137 MHz, 456.137 MHz, 451.162 MHz, 456.162 MHz, 451.637 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 452.562 MHz, 457.562 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 06/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013, Certifier: Pat Mccarty, Registrant: Creative Communications Sales & Rentals Inc., 3332 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 955-8405, Fax: (602) 955-1049, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fossil)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-125 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3872C , Serial Number: 18-763, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Ray G Davenport, 50486 Streese Rd, Fossil, OR 97830
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN AA-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5958L , Serial Number: AA1-0258, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 08/18/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence E Calquhoun, 22150 Winlock Ln, Fossil, OR 97830
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/01/2019
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3213M , Serial Number: 12-1886, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): George L Dukek, Box 1061, Fossil, OR 97830
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/27/2018
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-17 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4687H , Serial Number: 17-85, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 06/11/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Shawna D White, Po Box 221, Fossil, OR 97830
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/15/2017

Most common first names in Fossil, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1770.7 years
Mary1084.4 years
William879.2 years
Donald774.1 years
George779.7 years
Charles779.0 years
Helen677.8 years
Margaret673.2 years
James580.2 years
Frank575.6 years
Most common last names in Fossil, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dyer676.9 years
Williams689.8 years
Luther580.8 years
Steiwer577.0 years
Conlee474.8 years
Humphrey477.0 years
Asher481.2 years
Dunn477.2 years
Miller474.8 years
Wright483.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fossil, OR
  • 42.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 3.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fossil, OR
  • 42.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 26.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fossil compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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