Island City, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 988 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 512  (51.8%)
Females: 476  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97850.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,648 (it was $43,977 in 2000)
Island City:

$52,648
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,443 (it was $19,138 in 2000)

Island City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,353 (it was $103,800 in 2000)
Island City:

$167,353
OR:

$229,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $187,011; Detached houses: $206,191; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,548; In 2-unit structures: $100,004; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,628; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $436,810; Mobile homes: $91,636

Median gross rent in 2013: $800.

  • Races in Island City, OR (2010)

    Island City races chart
    • 91592.5%White alone
    • 343.4%Hispanic
    • 202.0%Two or more races
    • 70.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.5%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Island City: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (14.2%), Irish (14.0%), United States (9.5%), Swedish (5.2%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2750 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,138 people per square mile   (low).

Island City,OR real estate house value index trend

Island City, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Island City:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Island City city:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Oregon:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,633 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,497 (0.9%)

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+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (222.2 miles , pop. 224,220).

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

Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 118.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Island City household income distribution Island City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Island City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Island City, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Island City-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 153% 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 226.2 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 335.8 miles away from Island City center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 365.6 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 250.5 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 248.4 miles away from Island City 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 246.2 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Island City topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE TRANS CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL HOME CARE SERVICES DEPT (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • PNRS EASTERN OREGON DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; LA GRANDE, 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 3 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 53 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 82 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 89 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Washington State University (about 106 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 106 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 108 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 19.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.89
U.S.:

9.14

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

ISLAND CITY (Population served: 1,015, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-04-1995 to AUG-22-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian 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

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 significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Oregon average:

11.4

Island City travel time to work - commute Island City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15428
Other2,3858
Catholic1,2574
Mainline Protestant1,1159
None17,837-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$5,776
Parks and Recreation 1$3,054$36,6480$0
Water Supply 0$0 2$3,110
Totals for Government 1$3,054$36,6485$8,886

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($50.61)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($154.86)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($95.14)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($24.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($10.12)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($5.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($16.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $153,000 ($154.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($60.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($21.26)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($15.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($6.07)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($156.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $63,000 ($63.77)
    General Support: $19,000 ($19.23)
  • Tax - Property: $123,000 ($124.49)
    Public Utilities: $71,000 ($71.86)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.01)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $414,000 ($419.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $201,000 ($203.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $183,000 ($185.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $393,000 ($397.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($21.26)
    Other, NEC: $18,000 ($18.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $230,000 ($232.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($42.51)

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Baker County, OR  0.48% ($42,591 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.46% ($26,167)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.25% ($38,130)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Umatilla County, OR  0.69% ($36,047 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.34% ($30,548)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($23,133)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 5,500Total average daily traffic
  • 1,155Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,800Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Businesses in Island City, OR
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GameStop1Taco Bell1
Maurices1Walmart1
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