Jewell, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 987.
Males: 514  (52.2%)
Females: 473  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97138

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,908 (it was $38,092 in 2000)
Jewell:

$46,908
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,256 (it was $22,789 in 2000)

Jewell CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $214,203 (it was $120,100 in 2000)
Jewell:

$214,203
OR:

$229,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $288,228; Detached houses: $311,968; Townhouses or other attached units: $317,246; In 2-unit structures: $251,080; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,139; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $401,642; Mobile homes: $99,582; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,183
  • Races in Jewell, OR (2000)

    Jewell races chart
    • 89894.8%White alone
    • 283.0%Two or more races
    • 111.2%Hispanic
    • 50.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jewell: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 299.8 square miles.

Population density: 3.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Jewell, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Jewell:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jewell CCD:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

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

Jewell CCD:  0.8% ($910)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Jewell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (39.3 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (51.3 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (861.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Knappa-Brownsmead, OR (4.2 miles ), Vernonia, OR (4.2 miles ), Seaside, OR (4.3 miles ), Westport, OR (4.3 miles ), Cannon Beach, OR (4.4 miles ), Gearhart, OR (4.4 miles ), Nehalem, OR (4.5 miles ), Wheeler, OR (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 45.89 N, Longitude: 123.56 W

Area code: 503

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

5.6%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Jewell, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Jewell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 177% 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 106.6 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 95.1 miles away from Jewell 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 114.5 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 372.9 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 304.0 miles away from Jewell center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 332.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clatsop County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jewell:

  • Pacific University (about 34 miles; Forest Grove, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,967)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 35 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • University of Portland (about 46 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Clark College (about 48 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • George Fox University (about 50 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 50 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Portland State University (about 50 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)

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Notable locations in Jewell: Sterling Forest Station (A), Jewell Junction (B), Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Camp Olson (D), Camp McGregor (E), Vesper (F), Buster Camp (G), Sunset Safety Rest Area (H), Vesper School (I), Northrup Pit (J), Pope - Meeker Drift Boat Access (K), Doctor Rankins Place (L), Pope Corner (M), Mist - Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District Fishhawk Lake Station (N), Elsie - Vinemaple Rural Fire Protection District 11 (O), Mist - Birkenfeld Fire Department Sager (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewell Cemetery (1), Sunny Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Lake (A), Spruce Run Lake (B), Bloom Lake (C), Fishhawk Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Trailover Creek (A), Sager Creek (B), Boxer Creek (C), Warner Creek (D), Nelson Creek (E), Grub Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), South Fork Rock Creek (H), Beaver Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jewell include: David Douglas County Park (1), Nehalem County Park (2), Saddle Mountain State Park (3), Sunset Highway State Park (4), Howard Rierson Spruce Run County Park (5), Fishhawk Falls - Lee Wooden County Park (6), Jewell Meadows State Wildlife Management Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clatsop County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.8%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.6%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.4%
Whole state:

11.6%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

5.0%

Jewell compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Oregon average:

11.5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Jewell CCD (based on Clatsop County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,5953
Evangelical Protestant3,07531
Mainline Protestant1,94213
Other1,5909
None26,837-
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: 15
Clatsop County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Clatsop County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Clatsop County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 104
Here:

27.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clatsop County:

24.7%
Oregon:

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

6.6%
State:

14.2%

7.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Oregon average:

7.22%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
Clatsop County:

0.08%
Oregon average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  0.69% ($38,000 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  0.60% ($35,241)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.30% ($48,600)


8.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Oregon average:

6.82%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Clatsop County:

0.12%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.75% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  0.71% ($33,415)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.32% ($40,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jewell:

  • 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.)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KSWB (840 AM; 1 kW; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: CANNON BEACH RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jewell:

  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIL-FM (94.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KDEP (105.5 FM; DEPOE BAY, OR; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVMX (107.5 FM; BANKS, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fish & Wildlife Hdqtrs Jewell Meadows Recreation Area (Lat: 45.940667 Lon: -123.527083), Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPAF800, Licensee ID: L00458641
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.53000 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/06/2022
    Registrant: State Of Oregon, 79878 Highway 202, Seaside, OR 97138, Phone: (503) 755-2264, Fax: (503) 755-0706, Email:
  • Jewell Meadows 1.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 45.940389 Lon: -123.526806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KFK329
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.220 MHz, 151.460 MHz, 151.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/24/2005, Expiration Date: 08/23/2015
    Registrant: Reg 4 Fcca, 1104 1st Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388, Phone: (253) 831-3017, Fax: (503) 945-7320, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JEWELL, Hwy 202 (Lat: 45.933722 Lon: -123.512333), Overall height: 53 m, Call Sign: WPJE774
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2011
    Registrant: Centurytel, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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