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Population in 2012: 708 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.5%
Males: 329  (46.5%)
Females: 379  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97741.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,757 (it was $32,375 in 2000)
Metolius:

$36,757
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,768

Metolius city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,800 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Metolius:

$93,800
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,880; Detached houses: $138,446; Townhouses or other attached units: $234,191; Mobile homes: $108,099; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $80,051

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 495 (63.5%)
  • Hispanic - 239 (30.7%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 12 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Metolius: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.4%), English (8.9%), German (8.5%), Irish (4.4%), Swedish (3.6%), Czech (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 2530 feet

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,728 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Metolius:

  • High school or higher: 72.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metolius city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

67 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.9%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,622 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $925 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (37.3 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (96.5 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (741.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Madras, OR (2.0 miles ), Culver, OR (2.2 miles ), Warm Springs, OR (3.6 miles ), Ashwood, OR (4.0 miles) , Terrebonne, OR (4.1 miles ), Grandview, OR (4.5 miles) , Redmond, OR (4.7 miles ), Eagle Crest, OR (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.59 N, Longitude: 121.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Metolius-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from Metolius center
On 7/14/2008 at 18:45:55, a magnitude 4.2 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.2 MD, Depth: 13.0 mi) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/14/2007 at 21:57:56, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MW, 3.9 MD, Depth: 14.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from Metolius center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: River Phoenix - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers near Metolius:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MADRAS, OR)
  • ST CHARLES - MADRAS (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 5 miles away; MADRAS, OR)
  • EAST CASCADE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MADRAS, OR)

Heliports located in Metolius:

Amtrak station near Metolius:

  • 4 miles: MADRAS (839 SW. US HWY. 97) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metolius:

  • Central Oregon Community College (about 37 miles; Bend, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,876)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 86 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 88 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 4,091)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 93 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 5,853)
  • Willamette University (about 95 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,618)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 95 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 96 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 3,551)

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Notable locations in Metolius: Metolius Municipal Court (A), Metolius City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Metolius, OR

Metolius compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Metolius travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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Religion statistics for Metolius city (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.02%
Here31.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchConservative Baptist Association of America
Adherents28.7%23.2%8.6%7.4%6.4%
Congregations7.1%10.7%7.1%3.6%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents5.2%4.0%3.1%2.4%11.0%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%7.1%42.9%
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: 7
Jefferson County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Jefferson County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Jefferson County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.4%
Oregon:

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

21.4%
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 1$2,741$32,8920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$929
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$108
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$433
Streets and Highways 1$1,809$21,7080$0
Sewerage 1$3,248$38,9760$0
Totals for Government 3$7,798$31,1923$1,470


10.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.46%
Oregon average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Deschutes County, OR  2.53% ($34,590 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.73% ($49,646)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.55% ($42,417)


9.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
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 Deschutes County, OR  3.17% ($36,471 average AGI)
to Marion County, OR  0.48% ($36,452)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.43% ($24,321)

Strongest AM radio stations in Metolius:

  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KICE (940 AM; 10 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KRCO (690 AM; 1 kW; PRINEVILLE, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metolius:

  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)
  • KWLZ-FM (96.5 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KWSO (91.9 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: CONFEDERATED TRIBES WARM SPRINGS REV)
  • KSJJ (102.9 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K266AI (101.1 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQAK (105.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • KMJZ-FM (95.1 FM; PRINEVILLE, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KXIX (94.1 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KHJA-LP (102.1 FM; MADRAS, OR; Owner: CENTRAL OREGON EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K205BJ (88.9 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON(ACTING BY & THROUGH THE ST BD OF HIGHER EDU))
  • KWPK-FM (104.1 FM; SISTERS, OR; Owner: THUNDEREGG WIRELESS, L.L.C.)
  • KTWS (98.3 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KLRR (107.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K285CV (104.9 FM; MADRAS, ETC., OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Metolius:

  • K63CC (Channel 63; MADRAS/CULVER, OR; Owner: RURAL OREGON WIRELESS TELEVISION)
  • K56BV (Channel 56; MADRAS/CULVER, OR; Owner: RURAL OREGON WIRELESS TELEVISION)
  • K58BK (Channel 58; MADRAS/CULVER, OR; Owner: RURAL OREGON WIRELESS TELEVISION)
  • K66BC (Channel 66; MADRAS/CULVER, OR; Owner: NPG OF OREGON, INC.)
  • K69BI (Channel 69; MADRAS/CULVER, OR; Owner: RURAL OREGON WIRELESS TELEVISION)
  • K27DO (Channel 27; BEND, ETC., OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ROUND BUTTE DAM, Lake Billy Chinook Dam Substation Access Road Off Sw Mountain View Drive (Lat: 44.601806 Lon: -121.267556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQLF433
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.670 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/2009, Expiration Date: 08/08/2013, Certifier: Oswald Tias
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269-2161, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ROUND BT, 2.5 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 44.606778 Lon: -121.228361), Overall height: 18.9 m, Call Sign: WKS39
    Assigned Frequencies: 6078.60 MHz, 6212.00 MHz, 6137.90 MHz, 6271.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/1985, Expiration Date: 12/05/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/05/1997
    Registrant: Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, 421 S.W. Oak Street, Portland, OR 97204

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD7QHP, Licensee ID: L00483601
    Grant Date: 03/14/2002, Expiration Date: 03/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2007, Certifier: Kermit R Kumle
    Registrant: Kermit R Kumle, 657 Hood Ave, Metolius, OR 97741
  • Call Sign: KE7LRS, Previous Call Sign: KD7QHP, Licensee ID: L00483601
    Grant Date: 03/14/2002, Expiration Date: 03/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2007, Certifier: Kermit R Kumle
    Registrant: Kermit R Kumle, 657 Hood Ave, Metolius, OR 97741


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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