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Skamania County

Population in July 2007: 90.
Males: 52  (57.8%)
Females: 38  (42.2%)

Median resident age:  38.4 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $57,679 (it was $44,432 in 2000)
Gifford Pinchot:

$57,679
Washington:

$56,835
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $50,490

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $233,455 (it was $144,600 in 2000)
Gifford Pinchot:

$233,455
Washington:

$256,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $294,679; Detached houses: $369,417; Townhouses or other attached units: $59,788

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Gifford Pinchot races chart
  • White alone - 76 (91.6%)
  • Black alone - 6 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gifford Pinchot: 192.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1376.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gifford Pinchot:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 67.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gifford Pinchot CCD:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 79.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Washington:  12.2%

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

Gifford Pinchot CCD:  1.0% ($1,429)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Gifford Pinchot satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vancouver, WA (43.1 miles , pop. 143,560).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (49.8 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (849.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Trout Lake, WA (4.6 miles ), Carson River Valley, WA (4.8 miles ), Wind River, WA (4.9 miles ), Stevenson, WA (5.0 miles ), Yacolt, WA (5.1 miles ), Amboy, WA (5.2 miles ), Cascade Locks, OR (5.2 miles ), North Bonneville, WA (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 46.06 N, Longitude: 121.95 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)



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Earthquake activity:

Gifford Pinchot-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1131% 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 86.4 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 77.3 miles away from Gifford Pinchot 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 88.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from Gifford Pinchot center
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) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Skamania County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gifford Pinchot:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 44 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,091)
  • Clark College (about 45 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 6,136)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 48 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,579)
  • University of Portland (about 51 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,227)
  • Portland State University (about 52 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 16,722)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 55 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)
  • Portland Community College (about 57 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,103)

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Notable locations in Gifford Pinchot: South Campground (A), Spencer Butte Lookout (B), Smith Creek Butte Lookout (C), Sunrise Peak Lookout (D), Little Goose Campground (E), Hickmans Cabin (F), Oklahoma Campground (G), Council Lake Campground (H), Home Guard Station (I), Government Spring Guard Station (J), Cold Spring Campground (K), Smoky Creek Campground (L), Peterson Guard Station (M), Lake Camp (N), Takhlakh Forest Camp (O), Horseshoe Lake Forest Camp (P), Cat Creek Guard Station (Q), Cat Creek Campground (R), Tillicum Campground (S), Sled Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Shovel Lake (A), Green Mountain Lake (B), Lake Kwaddis (C), Clear Lake (D), Saint Charles Lake (E), Lake Sahalee Tyee (F), Grizzly Lake (G), Meadow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bean Creek (A), Big Hollow Creek (B), Big Huckleberry Creek (C), Black Creek (D), Bolin Creek (E), Boulder Creek (F), Bourbon Creek (G), Cabin Creek (H), Calamity Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gifford Pinchot include: Fringe Viewpoint (1), Mount Saint Helens Viewpoint (2), Wind River Natural Area (3), Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument (4), Cedar Flats Natural Area (5), Upper Wind River Winter Sports Area (6), Sister Rocks Research Natural Area (7), Smith Creek Viewpoint (8), Donnybrook Viewpoint (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Skamania County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  44.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.8%
Whole state:  6.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.5%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Gifford Pinchot compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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 significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Electricity (48%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gifford Pinchot (based on Skamania County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.17%
Here24.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents31.9%30.2%13.1%10.5%14.4%
Congregations12.5%-25.0%12.5%50.0%
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: 2
Skamania County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Skamania County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Skamania County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skamania County:

32.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

9.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clark County, WA  2.67% ($52,435 average AGI)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.90% ($39,032)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.73% ($71,120)


7.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clark County, WA  2.34% ($37,519 average AGI)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.74% ($46,800)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.42% ($27,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gifford Pinchot:

  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • 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)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gifford Pinchot:

  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVMX (107.5 FM; BANKS, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

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