Monument, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.9%
 
Males: 67  (53.1%)
Females: 60  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97864

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,669 (it was $24,000 in 2000)
Monument:

$32,669
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,592 (it was $15,814 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,490 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Monument:

$45,490
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $79,563; Detached houses: $71,000; Mobile homes: $88,125

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 121 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monument: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.8%), Irish (18.0%), German (9.9%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 2008 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

Monument, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Monument:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 28.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monument city:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 22.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,167 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $545 (1.3%)

Monument satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (96.5 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (161.2 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (744.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Long Creek, OR (4.1 miles ), Spray, OR (4.3 miles) , Dayville, OR (5.0 miles) , Lonerock, OR (5.4 miles) , Mount Vernon, OR (5.6 miles ), Ukiah, OR (5.7 miles ), John Day, OR (6.0 miles ), Heppner, OR (6.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.82 N, Longitude: 119.42 W

Area code: 541

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

8.9%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (52%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (25%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Bus drivers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)

Average climate in Monument, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Monument-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 171% 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 314.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from Monument center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 223.8 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 218.4 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 431.2 miles away from Monument center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 421.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Monument:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monument:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 74 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 101 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 104 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 109 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 134 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 134 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 153 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)

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Notable locations in Monument: Monument City Hall (A), Monument Public Works Department Office (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Monument Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Monument Motel & R V Park (780 Highway 402).

Grant 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 Monument and their reported violations in the past:

MONUMENT, CITY OF (Population served: 100, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 52 regular monitoring violations
  • 21 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Monument compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

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 Monument city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here: 33.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents34.4%17.0%12.0%7.6%7.2%
Congregations16.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.5%2.5%6.7%
Congregations8.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.0%
Oregon:

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

13.7%
State:

14.2%
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$547
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$343
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$454
Sewerage 0$0 1$450
Water Supply 0$0 1$450
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,244

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Deschutes County, OR  0.60% ($27,733 average AGI)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
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 Deschutes County, OR  0.88% ($22,773 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monument:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monument:

  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monument:

  • K09MZ (Channel 9; MONUMENT, OR; Owner: MONUMENT TV, INC.)
  • K11NM (Channel 11; MONUMENT, OR; Owner: MONUMENT TV, INC.)
  • K12MX (Channel 12; MONUMENT, OR; Owner: MONUMENT TV INC.)
  • K13OH (Channel 13; MONUMENT, OR; Owner: MONUMENT TV, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 210
Total average daily truck traffic: 60
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 220

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Monument Mount Lookout 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 44.862083 Lon: -119.428333), Call Sign: KOA437
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHz, 151.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2011, Expiration Date: 10/08/2021
    Registrant: Oregon Department Of Forestry, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310, Phone: (503) 945-7326, Fax: (503) 945-7320

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MONUMENT, 1 Block W. Of Secondary R (Lat: 44.818194 Lon: -119.421639), Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WQQ23
    Assigned Frequencies: 11445.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/01/1998
    Registrant: Telephone Utilities Of Eastern Oregon Inc, Vancouver, WA 98668-8701

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Monument Mtn., Approximately 4 Miles Nnw Of (Lat: 44.859861 Lon: -119.442472), Call Sign: KNKO490
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018
    Registrant: Centurytel, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1978F , Serial Number: P21000711, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): V And V Farms Inc, Po Box 111, Monument, OR 97864

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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