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Population in 2012: 129 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.1%
Males: 64  (50.0%)
Females: 65  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  51.7 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97750

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,405 (it was $20,417 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$26,405
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,504

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,238 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$72,238
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,791; Detached houses: $75,356; Mobile homes: $67,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $442.

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  • White alone - 120 (92.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (5.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mitchell: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), German (13.4%), Danish (12.5%), English (10.7%), United States (5.4%), Norwegian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 2767 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city:

  • Never married: 9.6%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

4 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This city:  3.1%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $673 (0.9%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (138.3 miles , pop. 529,121).

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

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Mitchell tourist attractions:

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+3.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)


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Earthquake activity:

Mitchell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 91.9 miles away from the city 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 55.0 miles away from Mitchell center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 43.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1999 at 08:06:16, a magnitude 4.3 (4.0 MB, 4.3 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from Mitchell center
On 6/14/2007 at 21:57:56, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MW, 3.9 MD, Depth: 14.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), 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: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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: 2,876)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 104 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 2,178)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 127 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 128 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 4,091)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 130 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 138 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 139 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)

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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 health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-10-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-10-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 19 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mitchell, OR

Mitchell compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.80%
Here27.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAssemblies of God Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Landmark Missionary BaptistCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents37.4%35.6%16.3%10.2%0.5%
Congregations33.3%33.3%16.7%16.7%-
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: 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 2007)
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 1$950
Water Supply 0$0 2$440
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,490


9.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.93%
Oregon average:

8.89%

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



8.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
Oregon average:

7.91%

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


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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $1,193,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,880
Total average daily truck traffic: 448
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,013


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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