Lostine, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.5%
 
Males: 114  (55.0%)
Females: 95  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97857.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,449 (it was $31,538 in 2000)
Lostine:

$46,449
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,827 (it was $13,388 in 2000)

Lostine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,785 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Lostine:

$138,785
OR:

$229,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $147,611; Detached houses: $167,762; Mobile homes: $65,951

Median gross rent in 2013: $745.

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  • Races in Lostine, OR (2010)

    Lostine races chart
    • 19491.1%White alone
    • 73.3%Asian alone
    • 52.3%American Indian alone
    • 41.9%Hispanic
    • 31.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lostine: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Irish (13.4%), Italian (6.9%), Dutch (6.6%), English (6.6%), United States (5.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 3363 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 671 people per square mile   (low).

Lostine,OR real estate house value index trend

Lostine, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Lostine:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lostine city:

  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Oregon:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,078 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $615 (0.7%)

Lostine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (96.9 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (251.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (790.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wallowa, OR (2.7 miles ), Enterprise, OR (2.9 miles ), Joseph, OR (3.7 miles ), Wallowa Lake, OR (4.1 miles) , Imnaha, OR (4.7 miles ), Cove, OR (4.8 miles ), Elgin, OR (4.9 miles ), Imbler, OR (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 117.43 W

Area code: 541

Lostine household income distribution Lostine home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+13.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Lostine, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lostine-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 145% 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 203.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 337.2 miles away from Lostine center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 345.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 270.8 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 269.8 miles away from Lostine 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 265.8 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 Wallowa County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lostine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lostine:

  • WALLOWA VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ENTERPRISE, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lostine:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 35 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 59 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 67 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Washington State University (about 87 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 88 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 97 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 105 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)

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Notable locations in Lostine: Lostine City Hall (A), Lostine Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wallowa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Oregon average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lostine city (based on Wallowa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant88713
Other4624
Mainline Protestant3776
Catholic2502
None5,032-
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: 7
Wallowa County:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wallowa County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wallowa County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

29.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wallowa County:

25.9%
Oregon:

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

10.0%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.2%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lostine:

52.8%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lostine:

19.7%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.5%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lostine:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lostine:

38.1%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Lostine:

60.0%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.3%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lostine, OR Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$612
Water Supply 0$0 1$544
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,156

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Union County, OR  0.36% ($51,800 average AGI)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Union County, OR  0.69% ($25,737 average AGI)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.36% ($32,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lostine:

  • KWVR (1340 AM; 1 kW; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lostine:

  • 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.)
  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • KORT-FM (92.7 FM; GRANGEVILLE, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWO (90.1 FM; COTTONWOOD, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KWVR-FM (92.1 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Lostine:

  • K61BF (Channel 61; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K63AT (Channel 63; WALLOWA, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K65AY (Channel 65; WALLOWA, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K67BF (Channel 67; WALLOWA, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCATION,INC.)
  • K69AD (Channel 69; WALLOWA, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $407,000Total costs
  • 58Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 90Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Brent Kennel, 7 Mile Sheep Ridge Rd (Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • Kevin Hippner, 7 Mile Sheep Ridge Rd (Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000), Type: 33.5, Structure height: 41063 m, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 7 Mile Sheep Ridge Rd (Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000), Type: 33.5, Structure height: 41063 m, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW. SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 45.570000 Lon: -117.528861, Call Sign: WQJC979
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.412 MHzGrant Date: 07/29/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Certifier: Bill RobbRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SHEEP RIDGE, 7 Mile Sheep Ridge Rd (Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQJN878
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2008, Expiration Date: 11/13/2018, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • WVNSheep1, Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: WQLX533
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/19/2010, Expiration Date: 05/19/2020, Certifier: Travis A BoydRegistrant: Wallowa Valley Networks, 118 W Main St, Enterprise, OR 97828, Phone: (888) 268-1513, Email:
  • EONI Lostine Moholt, Lat: 45.469750 Lon: -117.411972, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQNA408
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/23/2020, Certifier: Jeff CrewsRegistrant: Eastern Oregon Net, Inc., 808 Adams Av, La Grande, OR 97850, Phone: (541) 963-2625, Fax: (541) 624-5611, Email:
  • ENTERPRISE, 7 Mile Sheep Ridge Rd (Lat: 45.398583 Lon: -117.389000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQRK604
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/05/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KD7PIB, Licensee ID: L00435912, Grant Date: 12/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/18/2021, Certifier: Matthew J Calhoun, Registrant: Matthew J Calhoun, Lostine, OR 97857
  • Call Sign: KD7RML, Licensee ID: L00521085, Grant Date: 05/22/2002, Expiration Date: 05/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2014, Certifier: Brian C Buck, Registrant: Brian C Buck, Lostine, OR 97857
  • Call Sign: KE7JEZ, Licensee ID: L01201760, Grant Date: 10/12/2006, Expiration Date: 10/12/2016, Certifier: Darci M Calhoun, Registrant: Darci M Calhoun, 130 Hwy 82, Lostine, OR 97828
  • Call Sign: KG7AUV, Licensee ID: L01762614, Grant Date: 01/30/2013, Expiration Date: 01/30/2023, Certifier: Douglas G Long, Registrant: Douglas G Long, Lostine, OR 97857

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

LOSTINE, CITY OF (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2006), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-25-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Most common first names in Lostine, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles575.8 years
John572.2 years
Jack372.3 years
Edward373.0 years
Howard378.6 years
William373.0 years
Alfred277.5 years
Hallie281.0 years
Ella273.6 years
Clarence279.4 years
Most common last names in Lostine, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moffit681.2 years
Mcartor479.2 years
Caudle379.3 years
Jones378.0 years
Magee387.7 years
Terry387.6 years
Womack385.3 years
Holmes286.0 years
Chandler273.5 years
Blokland280.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Lostine compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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