O'Brien, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 504.
Males: 194  (38.6%)
Females: 310  (61.4%)
Median resident age:

63.0 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 97534.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,573
O'Brien:

$47,573
OR:

$67,058

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,958

O'Brien CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $293,100
O'Brien:

$293,100
OR:

$354,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $196,936; detached houses: $238,805; mobile homes: $160,138
March 2019 cost of living index in O'Brien: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 43.9%
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  • Races in O'Brien, OR (2010)
    • 44788.7%White alone
    • 295.8%Hispanic
    • 163.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 30.6%Black alone
    • 30.6%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone

Races in O'Brien detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (51.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1412 feet

43 residents are foreign born (6.7% Africa).

This place:

6.7%
Oregon:

9.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Medford, OR (46.8 miles , pop. 63,154).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (236.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (623.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Takilma, OR (2.1 miles ),
Cave Junction, OR (2.7 miles ),
Kerby, OR (3.0 miles ),
Selma, OR (3.9 miles ),
Gasquet, CA (4.5 miles ),
Wilderville, OR (4.7 miles ),
Smith River-Gasquet, CA (4.9 miles ),
Williams, OR (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.07 N, Longitude: 123.70 W

Area code: 541

Distribution of median household income in O'Brien, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in O'Brien, OR in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Oregon:

5.5%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 89.0. This is about average.

City:

89.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 11.8. This is worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

O'Brien-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 3310% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from O'Brien 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 73.1 miles away from O'Brien center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 283.8 miles away from O'Brien center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from O'Brien center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 128.1 miles away from O'Brien 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 Josephine County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to O'Brien:

  • Rogue Community College (about 29 miles; Grants Pass, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,600)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 53 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Humboldt State University (about 85 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 99 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 100 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Shasta College (about 123 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Lane Community College (about 139 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)

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Notable locations in O'Brien: Illinois Valley Fire District Station 3 (A), Illinois Valley Fire District Old Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wood Creek (A), Grannys Run (B), Little Rock Creek (C), Leuizenger Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Josephine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.2%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

8.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in O'Brien:

Marital status in O'Brien, OR
  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 19.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.7%
  • Divorced: 25.8%

For population 25 years and over in O'Brien:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for O'Brien, OR (based on Josephine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,84360
Other4,34817
Catholic3,8912
Mainline Protestant2,41711
None61,214-
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: 19
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Here:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Josephine County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 68
Josephine County:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Josephine County:

8.6%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Josephine County:

24.4%
State:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

14.2%

7.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, OR  1.59% ($35,002 average AGI)
from Lane County, OR  0.25% ($28,737)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.21% ($41,677)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, OR  1.55% ($42,584 average AGI)
to Lane County, OR  0.29% ($37,581)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.19% ($31,982)

Strongest AM radio stations in O'Brien:

  • KAJO (1270 AM; 10 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAGI (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON STATE COLLEGE)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KRTA (610 AM; 5 kW; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMED (1440 AM; 5 kW; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURY (910 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, OR; Owner: KURY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWRO (630 AM; 5 kW; COQUILLE, OR; Owner: COQUILLE RIVER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in O'Brien:

  • KCNA (102.7 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • K280BK (91.7 FM; SELMA, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K218DP (91.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K267AD (101.3 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, ETC., OR; Owner: STEVEN R. PORTER)
  • K283AE (104.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K203CI (88.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K208CC (89.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • K216EC (91.1 FM; HAPPY CAMP, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K249BS (97.7 FM; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLDZ (103.5 FM; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KROG (96.9 FM; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KLDR (98.3 FM; HARBECK-FRUITDALE, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K259AE (99.7 FM; WOLF CREEK, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAKT (105.1 FM; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTMT-FM (93.7 FM; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KRRM (94.7 FM; ROGUE RIVER, OR; Owner: SHIRLEY M. BELL)
  • K290AF (105.9 FM; ROGUE RIVER, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K266AC (101.1 FM; ROGUE RIVER, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOR (90.1 FM; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUC.)
  • K222AF (92.3 FM; AZALEA, OR; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around O'Brien:

  • K02DV (Channel 2; CAVE JUNCTION, ETC., OR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF OREGON, INC.)

O'Brien fatal accident list:

May 20, 2016 07:22 PM, Cr-Obrien Rd, Lat: 42.069003, Lon: -123.695733, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 6, 2013 01:45 PM, Us-199 (Odot 25), Lat: 42.053908, Lon: -123.712536, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 27, 2009 05:04 PM, Us-199 (Odot 25), Lat: 42.050242, Lon: -123.716750, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.7mTotal length
  • $1,306,000Total costs
  • 19,014Total average daily traffic
  • 1,669Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,058Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in O'Brien, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for O'Brien, OR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in O'Brien, OR
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 19.4%Wood
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in O'Brien, OR
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


O'Brien compared to Oregon 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 below state average.

O'Brien on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.