Gearhart, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 1,593 (66% urban, 34% rural).
Population change since 2000: +60.1%
Males: 779  (48.9%)
Females: 814  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97138.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,700 (it was $43,047 in 2000)
Gearhart:

$54,700
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,019 (it was $25,224 in 2000)

Gearhart city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $358,604 (it was $201,800 in 2000)
Gearhart:

$358,604
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $324,956; detached houses: $344,241; townhouses or other attached units: $324,478; in 2-unit structures: $194,204; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,670; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $364,921; mobile homes: $137,115; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $1,799

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,056.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gearhart: 95.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.8%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.4% for other race residents, 82.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gearhart, OR (2010)
    • 1,35692.7%White alone
    • 594.0%Hispanic
    • 251.7%Two or more races
    • 110.8%Asian alone
    • 40.3%Black alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Gearhart by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(91.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.9)
1
(66.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(776.7)
2
(182.6)
1
(89.5)
4
(352.7)
4
(332.8)
4
(334.4)
3
(203.0)
4
(270.8)
4
(269.4)
2
(133.9)
6
(395.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(316.5)
1
(62.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(1,748)
7
(639.3)
10
(895.3)
10
(881.8)
4
(332.8)
10
(836.1)
8
(541.3)
9
(609.3)
2
(134.7)
12
(803.2)
20
(1,319)
6
(390.6)
11
(696.2)
10
(620.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(91.3)
1
(89.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(67.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.3)
3
(186.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)124.373.149.260.036.656.941.343.324.254.998.915.667.744.0

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City-data.com crime index in Gearhart, OR

Crime rate in Gearhart detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Oregon average:

1.53
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Gearhart, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: American (12.8%), English (10.6%), Finnish (8.3%), German (7.2%), European (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,288 people per square mile   (low).

Gearhart, Oregon map

28 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,149 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,039 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (58.4 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (70.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (875.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Seaside, OR (1.5 miles ),
Jeffers Gardens, OR (3.1 miles ),
Cannon Beach, OR (3.1 miles ),
Warrenton, OR (3.2 miles ),
Astoria, OR (3.5 miles ),
Chinook, WA (4.1 miles ),
Jewell, OR (4.4 miles ),
Neahkahnie, OR (4.5 miles)

Latitude: 46.02 N, Longitude: 123.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

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

4.7%
Oregon:

4.6%
Most common industries in Gearhart, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.2%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Gearhart, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)

Average climate in Gearhart, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gearhart-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 172% 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 108.2 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 97.4 miles away from Gearhart 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 116.8 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 377.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 307.3 miles away from Gearhart 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 340.5 miles away from Gearhart 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 Clatsop County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gearhart topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gearhart:

  • OCEAN PARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SEASIDE, OR)
  • SEASIDE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SEASIDE, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE SEASIDE HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SEASIDE, OR)
  • CLATSOP BRIDGES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • CLATSOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gearhart:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 48 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Pacific University (about 53 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • University of Portland (about 66 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Centralia College (about 67 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clark College (about 67 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • George Fox University (about 68 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 70 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)

Public elementary/middle school in Gearhart:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gearhart: Gearhart Municipal Court (A), Gearhart Publlic Works (B), Gearhart Volunteer Fire Department (C), Gearhart City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Gearhart: First Church Of Christ Scientist (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Neacoxie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Gearhart: Gearheart Ocean State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Gearhart By the Sea (PO Box 2700).

Clatsop 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 Gearhart and their reported violations in the past:

GEARHART WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1,465, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
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: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Gearhart (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Pacific: Gearhart Branch at 3410 Hwy 101 N #b, branch established on 2006/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.3 mil, Deposits: $548.4 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Gearhart:

Marital status in Gearhart, OR
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Gearhart:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Oregon average:

11.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gearhart, OR (based on Clatsop County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,5953
Evangelical Protestant3,07531
Mainline Protestant1,94213
Other1,5909
None26,837-
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: 15
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Clatsop County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Clatsop County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 104
Clatsop County:

27.88 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

8.9%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.7%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clatsop County:

6.6%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gearhart:

61.7%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gearhart:

63.0%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.3%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gearhart:

6.3%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gearhart:

7.1
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gearhart:

34.9%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

66.5%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Gearhart:

80.6%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gearhart, 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
Police Protection - Officers 3$14,185$56,7401$2,090
Firefighters 1$4,935$59,2200$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,940$47,2800$0
Financial Administration 1$2,955$35,4600$0
Water Supply 1$4,156$49,8720$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,797$81,5640$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,533
Transit 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8$36,968$55,4522$3,623

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,316,000 ($3337.10)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $752,000 ($472.07)
    Police Protection: $345,000 ($216.57)
    Central Staff Services: $233,000 ($146.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $227,000 ($142.50)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($48.34)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($33.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($32.02)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($32.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($11.30)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($8.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $150,000 ($94.16)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($14.44)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($5.02)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $731,000 ($458.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $349,000 ($219.08)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($41.43)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($20.09)
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($13.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $792,000 ($497.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $138,000 ($86.63)
    Highways: $80,000 ($50.22)
    General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($13.18)
  • Tax - Property: $1,484,000 ($931.58)
    Other License: $218,000 ($136.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $118,000 ($74.07)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,525,000 ($5979.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,050,000 ($5681.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000 ($298.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,411,000 ($2141.24)

10.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
Oregon average:

8.52%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  1.03% ($52,307 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  0.78% ($55,409)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.36% ($60,679)


7.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Oregon average:

7.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.69% ($43,590 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  0.60% ($53,506)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.31% ($57,933)

Businesses in Gearhart, OR

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gearhart:

  • KSWB (840 AM; 1 kW; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: CANNON BEACH RADIO)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KKEE (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gearhart:

  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCYS (98.1 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: DAVE'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCRX-FM (102.3 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDEP (105.5 FM; DEPOE BAY, OR; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTIL-FM (94.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KVAS (103.9 FM; ILWACO, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAQX (94.3 FM; LONG BEACH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K296DM (107.1 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: GOSPEL ECHO INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gearhart:

  • K21DE (Channel 21; SEASIDE/ASTORIA, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

Gearhart fatal accident list:

Jun 5, 1997 09:58 PM, 101/Odot 9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1981 09:29 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.1mTotal length
  • 418Total average daily traffic
  • 41Total average daily truck traffic
  • 569Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gearhart)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 46.029778 Lon: -123.920889, Call Sign: WQKN701,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.165 MHz, Grant Date: 07/27/2009, Expiration Date: 07/27/2019, Certifier: Bill Eddy, Registrant: Pacific Public Safety & Communications, 2380 Dolphin, Warrenton, OR 97146, Phone: (503) 861-9288, Fax: (503) 861-9258, Email:
  • Lat: 46.018972 Lon: -123.923750, Call Sign: WQTZ230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.012 MHz, 468.475 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.362 MHz, 469.725 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2014, Expiration Date: 05/09/2024, Certifier: Paul Tice, Registrant: Larsen Wireless, 3075 S. W. 234th Ave., Suite 207, Hillsboro, OR 97123, Phone: (503) 591-1200, Fax: (503) 591-1211, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gearhart)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: MAAS DOUGLAS W 103 HKS (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HKS 700E (60 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 177DM , Serial Number: 3040, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Michael William Bird, Po Box 2187, Gearhart, OR 97138
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SPIRIT XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 51527 , Serial Number: SPIRIT XL 2896, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 12/15/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Michael W Bird, Po Box 2187, Gearhart, OR 97138
  • Aircraft: EDWARDS DALE E CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 61317 , Serial Number: 353, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Dale E Edwards, Po Box 2596, Gearhart, OR 97138

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 23 took place in 2015, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gearhart, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.2%), and Outside Fires (39.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gearhart, OR
    • 8646.2%Structure Fires
    • 7339.2%Outside Fires
    • 1910.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 84.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gearhart, OR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gearhart, OR
  • 75.3%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 6.8%Wood
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gearhart, OR
  • 55.4%Utility gas
  • 44.6%Electricity


Gearhart compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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