Moro, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 312 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 155  (49.7%)
Females: 157  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97039.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,331 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Moro:

$29,331
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,505 (it was $14,887 in 2000)

Moro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,271 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Moro:

$114,271
OR:

$229,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,515; Detached houses: $129,391; Mobile homes: $110,535

Median gross rent in 2013: $753.

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  • Races in Moro, OR (2010)

    Moro races chart
    • 29992.3%White alone
    • 134.0%Hispanic
    • 92.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Moro: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (12.5%), English (9.4%), United States (7.4%), Dutch (6.6%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 1808 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

Moro, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Moro:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moro city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,124 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,221 (1.1%)

Moro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (77.5 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (91.8 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (798.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wasco, OR (2.8 miles ), Grass Valley, OR (3.0 miles) , Biggs Junction, OR (3.7 miles) , Maryhill, WA (3.8 miles) , Rufus, OR (3.8 miles ), Wishram, WA (4.1 miles ), Dufur, OR (4.4 miles ), Centerville, WA (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 45.48 N, Longitude: 120.73 W

Area code: 541

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

5.8%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+15.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Moro, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Moro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 148.4 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 141.9 miles away from Moro 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 147.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 381.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 410.7 miles away from Moro center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 353.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moro topographic map

Amtrak station near Moro:

  • 17 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moro:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 77 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 81 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 91 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 93 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clark College (about 94 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 95 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 95 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)

Public high schools in Moro:

  • SHERMAN JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 144, Location: 65912 HIGH SCHOOL LP, Grades: 7-12)
  • OREGON VIRTUAL EDUCATION - EAST (Location: 65912 HIGH SCHOOL LP, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Moro

Library in Moro:

  • SHERMAN COUNTY PUBLIC/SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,790; Location: 65912 HIGH SCHOOL LOOP; 13,487 books; 608 audio materials; 704 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Moro: Sherman County Community Transit (A), Sherman Experiment Station (B), Sherman County Justice Courthouse (C), Sherman County Historical Museum (D), Moro Public Works (E), Moro City Hall (F), Sherman County Ambulance (G), City of Moro Fire Department (H), Moro Rural Fire Protection District (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Moro: Moro City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Sherman County - Circuit Court Clerk (Courthouse).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 49.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.2%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.7%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Moro (2011 data):

  • Bank of Eastern Oregon: Moro Branch at 508 Main Street, branch established on 1937/05/15. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $260.3 mil, Deposits: $230.5 mil, headquarters in Heppner, OR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Beo Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Oregon average:

11.4

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

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 Moro city (based on Sherman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1912
Evangelical Protestant754
Catholic301
Other7-
None1,462-
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: 2
Sherman County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

30.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

25.6%
Oregon:

25.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.2%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Moro:

45.4%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Moro:

29.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Moro:

18.6%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Moro:

15.7%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Moro:

37.2%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Moro:

52.5%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Moro:

80.8%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moro, 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
Other Government Administration 1$2,628$31,5360$0
Water Supply 1$3,749$44,9881$804
Totals for Government 2$6,377$38,2621$804

Moro government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $89,000 ($285.26)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($105.77)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($102.56)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($35.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($115.38)

Moro government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,000 ($115.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($57.69)
    General Support: $5,000 ($16.03)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($16.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($185.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($44.87)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($108.97)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($35.26)

Moro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $185,000 ($592.95)

7.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Wasco County, OR  1.43% ($28,700 average AGI)


9.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
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 Wasco County, OR  1.40% ($41,700 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moro:

  • 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.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moro:

  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Moro fatal accident list:

May 1, 1980 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • RON HERON, Approx. Mile West Of The Intersection Of Gordan Ridge Road And Van Gilder Road (Lat: 45.516167 Lon: -120.776472), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • CHARLTON PERKINS, Approx. Mile West Of The Intersection Of Gordan Ridge Road And Van Gilder Road (Lat: 45.516167 Lon: -120.776472), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Cty Road Shop 4th & Hood Sts (Lat: 45.475139 Lon: -120.720611), Call Sign: KCE709
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.8200 MHzGrant Date: 09/02/2011, Expiration Date: 11/16/2021Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Court House (Lat: 45.474861 Lon: -120.720333), Call Sign: KTX668
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.090 MHzGrant Date: 12/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/30/2022Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Court House (Lat: 45.474861 Lon: -120.720333), Call Sign: WKL93
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.950 MHzGrant Date: 12/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/30/2022Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 45.335694 Lon: -120.893889, Call Sign: WNQN277
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.305 MHz, 160.665 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.250 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/2014, Expiration Date: 10/04/2024, Certifier: R J CorbinRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 45.518278 Lon: -120.627500, Call Sign: WQSK801
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.062 MHz, 457.837 MHz, 457.862 MHzGrant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 10/22/2023, Certifier: Troy GrumblesRegistrant: Radio Licensing Service, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:
  • Lat: 45.519611 Lon: -120.510639, Call Sign: WQSK802
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.887 MHz, 456.562 MHz, 457.887 MHzGrant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 10/22/2023, Certifier: Troy GrumblesRegistrant: Radio Licensing Service, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, 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: K7WXW, Licensee ID: L00245065, Grant Date: 02/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/10/2014, Certifier: Donald R Markham, Registrant: Donald R Markham, Moro, OR 97039
  • Call Sign: WA7COD, Grant Date: 12/07/1994, Expiration Date: 12/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2006, Registrant: Mac N Hall, 65839 Hay Canyon Rd, Moro, OR 97039
  • Call Sign: KG7ZDN, Licensee ID: L01985525, Grant Date: 11/23/2015, Expiration Date: 11/23/2025, Certifier: Grant R Simpson, Registrant: Grant R Simpson, Moro, OR 97039

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

MORO, CITY OF (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moro, OR
Most common first names in Moro, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George577.4 years
John570.8 years
Robert576.4 years
Mary479.7 years
Helen371.0 years
Evelyn270.5 years
Clyde267.5 years
Frances293.0 years
Frank263.5 years
James256.0 years
Most common last names in Moro, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson677.2 years
Smith567.0 years
Miller461.5 years
Hart375.3 years
Conlee393.7 years
Johnson373.7 years
Melzer371.7 years
Moore376.3 years
Peters384.4 years
Sayrs372.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Moro compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 below state average.
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