Granite, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 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 (it was $8,024 in 2000)

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 2012: 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: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.0%), Swedish (24.0%), Norwegian (12.0%), Dutch (4.0%), English (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).

Granite, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Granite:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Granite city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 22.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.7%
  • Divorced: 54.8%

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

Granite satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (209.0 miles , pop. 224,220).

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

Granite household income distribution Granite home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

Average climate in Granite, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Granite-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 233.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 301.7 miles away from Granite center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 382.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 258.6 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 254.7 miles away from Granite 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 255.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Granite topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Granite:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 39 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 89 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 90 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 106 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 126 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 127 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 130 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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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
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 below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Granite travel time to work - commute Granite mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here: 33.1%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
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)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.60% ($27,733 average AGI)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.88% ($22,773 average AGI)

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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