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Population in 2012: 38 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +58.3%
Males: 11  (29.4%)
Females: 27  (70.6%)

Median resident age:  63.3 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97877

Estimated median household income in 2012: $12,281 (it was $15,625 in 2000)
Granite:

$12,281
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,612

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,234 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Granite:

$68,234
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,917; Detached houses: $79,917

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  • White alone - 34 (89.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (5.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Granite: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.0%), Swedish (24.0%), Norwegian (16.0%), English (8.0%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 4689 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Granite:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 100.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Granite city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 23.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.5%
  • Divorced: 52.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (102.9 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (211.6 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (741.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Greenhorn, OR (2.8 miles) , Sumpter, OR (3.4 miles) , Hereford, OR (4.3 miles) , Wingville, OR (4.4 miles) , Haines, OR (5.0 miles ), Starkey, OR (5.0 miles) , Unity, OR (5.2 miles) , Prairie City, OR (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 118.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+200.0%).



Average climate in Granite, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Granite-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Granite center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/27/1994 at 03:35:53, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from Granite center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Granite:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 30 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 89 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 106 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 126 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 130 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Boise State University (about 138 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • Washington State University (about 146 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)

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Notable locations in Granite: Granite City Office (A), Granite Roadmaster Office (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Grant 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 Granite and their reported violations in the past:

GRANITE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 22, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 70 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 47.1%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  1.7 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
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: 4.5% of all households

Granite compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Granite travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (17%)

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Religion statistics for Granite city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents34.4%17.0%12.0%7.6%7.2%
Congregations16.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.5%2.5%6.7%
Congregations8.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.0%
Oregon:

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

13.7%
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

Granite government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($789.47)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($26.32)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($26.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($105.26)

Granite government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $32,000 ($842.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($78.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($289.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($26.32)
    All Other: $1,000 ($26.32)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,000 ($26.32)

Granite government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($2894.74)

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Oregon average:

8.89%

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 Deschutes County, OR  0.75% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Malheur County, OR  0.48% ($31,500)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.40% ($38,900)


8.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oregon average:

7.91%

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 Deschutes County, OR  0.67% ($34,588 average AGI)
to Union County, OR  0.55% ($28,714)
to Baker County, OR  0.51% ($22,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Granite:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Granite:

  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • K214CF (90.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

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