Grays River, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 1,059.
Males: 546  (51.6%)
Females: 513  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98621

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,736 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Grays River:

$37,736
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,650 (it was $16,810 in 2000)

Grays River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,508 (it was $121,800 in 2000)
Grays River:

$170,508
WA:

$250,800
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  • Races in Grays River, WA (2000)

    Grays River races chart
    • 91689.8%White alone
    • 393.8%Hispanic
    • 313.0%Two or more races
    • 222.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.8%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grays River: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 100.9 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Grays River, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Grays River:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grays River CCD:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

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

Grays River CCD:  0.8% ($957)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Grays River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (64.4 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (72.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (890.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Rosburg, WA (1.2 miles ), Deep River, WA (2.0 miles ), Altoona, WA (2.2 miles) , Naselle, WA (3.0 miles ), Skamokawa Valley, WA (3.1 miles ), Lower Elochoman, WA (3.7 miles) , Cathlamet, WA (3.7 miles ), Skamokawa, WA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.33 N, Longitude: 123.61 W

Area code: 360

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (15%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Grays River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grays River, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Grays River-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 169% 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 82.4 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 71.6 miles away from Grays River 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 91.0 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 401.5 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 331.9 miles away from Grays River center
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 53.4 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 Wahkiakum County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Grays River:

  • PNRS ASTORIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • COLUMBIA VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CATHLAMET, WA)
  • COLUMBIA VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CATHLAMET, WA)
  • CLATSOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ASTORIA, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grays River:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 35 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Centralia College (about 41 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 58 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 60 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Pacific University (about 61 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • Clark College (about 67 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • University of Portland (about 68 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)

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Notable location: Wahkiakum Fire District 2 Grays River Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Grays River: Grays River Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: King Creek (A), Fall Creek (B), Fossil Creek (C), Honey Creek (D), Hull Creek (E), Klints Creek (F), Silver Creek (G), West Fork Grays River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wahkiakum County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.3%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Washington average:

11.3

Grays River travel time to work - commute Grays River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grays River CCD (based on Wahkiakum County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5576
Mainline Protestant3405
Other2151
Catholic901
None2,776-
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
Wahkiakum County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wahkiakum County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wahkiakum County:

28.1%
Washington:

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

16.0%
State:

13.9%

7.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Washington average:

6.54%

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 Cowlitz County, WA  2.08% ($29,900 average AGI)


6.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Washington average:

6.20%

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 Cowlitz County, WA  2.38% ($31,824 average AGI)
to Clark County, WA  0.77% ($43,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grays River:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grays River:

  • 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.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVAS (103.9 FM; ILWACO, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Grays River:

  • K31FB (Channel 17; GRAYS RIVER, ETC., WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 40m131ftTotal length
  • $12,328,000Total costs
  • 6,712Total average daily traffic
  • 1,979Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,628Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Ko Peak 8 Mi Ne (Lat: 46.460111 Lon: -123.549028), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KRQ647, Licensee ID: L01456013
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6200 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 09/15/2023Registrant: Weyerhaeuser Nr Company, Cosmopolis, WA 98537, Phone: (360) 537-8266, Fax: (360) 537-8312, Email:
  • Ko Peak 12.8 Km Ne (Lat: 46.460111 Lon: -123.549028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KOB393
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.080 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2022, Certifier: Dan L FiestRegistrant: Weyerhaeuser Nr Company, Cosmopolis, WA 98537, Phone: (360) 538-7826, Fax: (360) 537-8312, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 7.8 Mi Nne (Lat: 46.460917 Lon: -123.550694), Overall height: 17.7 m, Call Sign: WME860
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/1992, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023Registrant: Media General, Inc., One West Exchange Street, Suite 5a, Providence, RI 02903, Phone: (804) 887-5049, Email:
  • GRAYS RIVER, 19 Miller Pt Road (Lat: 46.317306 Lon: -123.690417), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KYR94
    Assigned Frequencies: 2111.00 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 2117.40 MHz, 10755.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2010Registrant: Wood, Maines & Nolan, P.C., 4121 Wilson Blvd., Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 465-2361, Fax: (703) 465-2365, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KH6IY, Licensee ID: L00222370, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 03/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2013, Registrant: Larry L Simms, Grays River, WA 98621
  • Call Sign: KG7WSW, Licensee ID: L01975616, Grant Date: 10/09/2015, Expiration Date: 10/09/2025, Certifier: Sulema Zerr, Registrant: Sulema Zerr, 118 Covered Bridge Road, Grays River, WA 98621

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Grays River compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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