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Population in 2012: 997 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 

Males: 510  (51.2%)
Females: 487  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97850.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,740 (it was $43,977 in 2000)
Island City:

$49,740
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,507

Island City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,215 (it was $103,800 in 2000)
Island City:

$160,215
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $171,672; Detached houses: $193,434; Townhouses or other attached units: $194,961; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $7,798; Mobile homes: $116,175; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,798

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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Island City races chart
  • White alone - 982 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Island City: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (20.1%), Irish (17.8%), English (12.7%), United States (9.4%), Swedish (4.7%), Italian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2750 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,149 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Island City:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Island City city:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,538 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,397 (0.7%)

Island City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (80.4 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (223.3 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (778.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: La Grande, OR (1.5 miles ), Imbler, OR (3.1 miles ), Summerville, OR (3.3 miles) , Cove, OR (3.4 miles ), Union, OR (3.5 miles ), Elgin, OR (4.1 miles ), Starkey, OR (4.4 miles) , North Powder, OR (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $74,800
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 118.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+14.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other transportation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Island City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 60% 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 46.9 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 47.0 miles away from Island 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 62.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.9 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) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from Island City center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Island City topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Island City:

  • LAGRANDE POST ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • MOUNTAIN VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • VISTA SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)

Political contributions by individuals in Island City, OR

Amtrak station near Island City:

  • 2 miles: LA GRANDE (2106 COVE AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Island City:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 14 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 53 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 82 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 90 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Washington State University (about 105 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 108 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 142 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)

Public high schools in Island City:

Public elementary/middle school in Island City:

See full list of schools located in Island City, School District: LA GRANDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 001


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Notable locations in Island City: La Grande Country Club (A), La Grande Rural Fire Protection District (B), Island City Town Hall (C), Island City Public Works (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Island City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.1. This is better than average.
City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.68. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.68
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Island City and their reported violations in the past:

ISLAND CITY (Population served: 920, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.7%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Island City, OR

People in group quarters in Island City in 2010:

  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

Island City compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Island City travel time to work - commute


Island City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Island City city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.62%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist Church
Adherents20.7%20.3%7.1%5.3%5.2%
Congregations13.3%8.9%6.7%4.4%11.1%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%4.2%4.0%24.2%
Congregations6.7%2.2%2.2%2.2%42.2%
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: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Union County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
Oregon:

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

10.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,466
Other Government Administration 1$2,686$32,2327$1,017
Totals for Government 1$2,686$32,2329$3,483

Island City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($50.15)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($153.46)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($94.28)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($24.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($10.03)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($5.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($16.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $153,000 ($153.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($60.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($21.06)

Island City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($15.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($6.02)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($155.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $63,000 ($63.19)
    General Support: $19,000 ($19.06)
  • Tax - Property: $123,000 ($123.37)
    Public Utilities: $71,000 ($71.21)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.00)

Island City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $414,000 ($415.25)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $201,000 ($201.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $183,000 ($183.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $393,000 ($394.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($21.06)
    Other, NEC: $18,000 ($18.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $230,000 ($230.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($42.13)

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Union County:

0.15%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baker County, OR  0.52% ($28,022 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.50% ($26,114)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($28,897)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Umatilla County, OR  0.66% ($31,475 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.45% ($23,100)
to Baker County, OR  0.45% ($25,975)

Strongest AM radio stations in Island City:

  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • 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)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Island City:

  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWRL (99.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • K208DB (89.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, ETC., OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K234AD (94.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEOL (91.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KLRF (88.5 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K203DX (88.5 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205DV (88.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWHT (103.5 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Island City:

  • K02PJ (Channel 2; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH)
  • KTVR (Channel 13; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K26FE (Channel 54; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)

Island City fatal accident list:

Oct 23, 1989 05:35 PM, Hunterroad, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,155
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,800

Businesses in Island City, OR
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GameStop1Taco Bell1
Maurices1Walmart1
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