Mitchell, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.9%
Males: 62  (49.6%)
Females: 64  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  56.9 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 97750

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,013 (it was $20,417 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$30,013
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,016 (it was $13,906 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,087 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$75,087
OR:

$229,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $424.

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  • Races in Mitchell, OR (2010)

    Mitchell races chart
    • 12092.3%White alone
    • 75.4%Two or more races
    • 21.5%Hispanic
    • 10.8%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mitchell: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.9%), Irish (21.2%), English (16.1%), Danish (8.5%), Welsh (2.5%), Norwegian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 2767 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (very low).

Mitchell, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 74.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $542 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $681 (1.0%)

Mitchell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (67.2 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (133.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (731.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Spray, OR (5.0 miles) , Fossil, OR (5.5 miles ), Ochoco, OR (5.6 miles ), Dayville, OR (5.6 miles) , Ashwood, OR (5.9 miles ), Crooked River, OR (6.0 miles ), Antelope, OR (6.1 miles) , Lonerock, OR (6.2 miles) .

Latitude: 44.57 N, Longitude: 120.15 W

Area code: 541

Mitchell household income distribution Mitchell home values distribution

Mitchell tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+3.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (37%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (23%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)

Average climate in Mitchell, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mitchell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 179% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 312.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Mitchell center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 316.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 210.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 383.3 miles away from Mitchell 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 318.4 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 Wheeler County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Mitchell:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mitchell:

  • Central Oregon Community College (about 69 miles; Bend, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,217)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 114 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 127 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 128 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 130 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 138 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 139 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)

Public high school in Mitchell:

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

Reservoir: Paynes Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Keyes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Oregon Hotel (104 Main), Sky Hook Motel (101 Highway 26).

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

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

MITCHELL CITY WATER (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.9%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mitchell compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Oregon average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (45%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mitchell city (based on Wheeler County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1663
Mainline Protestant851
Other492
Catholic401
None1,101-
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: 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

22.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

24.9%
Oregon:

25.6%
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$2,200
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$300
Water Supply 0$0 1$350
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 4$3,050

8.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mitchell:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KICE (940 AM; 10 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mitchell:

  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)

TV broadcast stations around Mitchell:

  • K05DT (Channel 5; MITCHELL, OR; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY T.V., INC.)
  • K09KQ (Channel 9; MITCHELL, OR; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY T. V. INC.)
  • K11JC (Channel 11; MITCHELL, OR; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY T. V. INC.)
  • K04GY (Channel 4; MITCHELL, OR; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNITY T. V. INC.)

Mitchell fatal accident list:

Jul 16, 1980 08:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $1,193,000Total costs
  • 1,880Total average daily traffic
  • 448Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,013Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 6.8m East Northeast Mitchell (Lat: 44.600667 Lon: -120.023139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 34.4 m, Overall height: 43.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN461
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Robert Vitanza
    Registrant: At&t Mobitlity LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 44.727639 Lon: -120.128333, Call Sign: KWM920
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.845 MHz, 156.210 MHz, 158.760 MHz, 158.970 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/1998, Expiration Date: 08/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2003, Certifier: Craig C Ward
    Registrant: Wheelers Communications Co, 3400 W 6th, The Dalles, OR 97058, Phone: (541) 296-3500, Fax: (541) 296-1967, Email:
  • KEYES MTN FTN, 8.2 Km E Of (Lat: 44.570056 Lon: -120.047833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPKG503
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.935 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2003, Expiration Date: 08/14/2013, Certifier: Steven R Noel
    Registrant: Oregon State Police, 455 Airport Rd Se, Bldg. C, Salem, OR 97301-5375, Phone: (503) 986-2906, Fax: (503) 986-2899, Email:
  • Lat: 44.727639 Lon: -120.128333, Call Sign: WQAQ346
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.845 MHz, 156.210 MHz, 158.760 MHz, 158.970 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2004, Expiration Date: 01/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2005, Certifier: David Rouse
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 44.465667 Lon: -119.762972, Call Sign: WQJE485
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.870 MHz, 159.660 MHz, 159.705 MHz, 159.795 MHz, 160.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2008, Expiration Date: 08/11/2018, Certifier: Shawn Jones
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N7BK
    Grant Date: 11/10/1987, Expiration Date: 11/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/11/1999
    Registrant: Richard D Mc Ginley, Hc 70 Box 1710, Mitchell, OR 97750
  • Call Sign: W7QZO, Licensee ID: L00514122
    Grant Date: 11/29/2005, Expiration Date: 02/21/2016, Certifier: Richard E Dixon
    Registrant: Richard E Dixon, 16032 Lost Coyote Ln, Mitchell, OR 97750
  • Call Sign: KF7CVD, Licensee ID: L01494367
    Grant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/27/2019, Certifier: Stephanie L Drynan
    Registrant: Stephanie L Drynan, Mitchell, OR 97750

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2902Y , Serial Number: 18253902, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Adam C Temple, 40543 S Twickenham Rd, Mitchell, OR 97750

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