Oso, Washington

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Population in 2010: 180. Population change since 2000: -26.8%
Males: 108  (60.4%)
Females: 72  (39.6%)
Median resident age:  59.4 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98223.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,857 (it was $75,315 in 2000)
Oso:

$33,857
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,504 (it was $23,700 in 2000)

Oso CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $260,897 (it was $162,500 in 2000)
Oso:

$260,897
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $294,235; Detached houses: $320,538; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,468; In 2-unit structures: $239,599; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,463; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,474; Mobile homes: $100,745; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $73,599
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  • Races in Oso, WA (2010)

    Oso races chart
    • 16792.8%White alone
    • 95.0%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oso: 120.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.0%), Swedish (12.2%), Danish (9.5%), Russian (8.8%), German (7.5%), French (6.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 3.62 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Oso,WA real estate house value index trend

Oso, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Oso:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oso CDP:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

8 residents are foreign born (7.2% North America).

This place:

7.2%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,729 (1.2%)

Oso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (25.0 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (46.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (998.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lake Cavanaugh, WA (2.4 miles) , Arlington Heights, WA (2.8 miles ), Cavanaugh, WA (3.0 miles ), Swede Heaven, WA (3.0 miles ), Bryant, WA (3.3 miles ), Jordan Road-Canyon Creek, WA (3.4 miles ), Canyon Creek, WA (3.4 miles ), Arlington, WA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 48.27 N, Longitude: 121.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

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

5.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (64%)
  • Other services, except public administration (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (53%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (47%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Oso, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oso, Washington average temperatures Oso, Washington average precipitation Oso, Washington humidity Oso, Washington wind speed Oso, Washington snowfall Oso, Washington sunshine Oso, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Oso-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 127% 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 75.7 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 87.4 miles away from Oso 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 68.8 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from Oso center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Snohomish County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oso topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oso:

  • CASCADE VALLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; ARLINGTON, WA)
  • REGENCY CARE CENTER AT ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ARLINGTON, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND KIDNEY CENTER SMOKEY POINT (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; ARLINGTON, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oso:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 22 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 23 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 37 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 38 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 38 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology (about 41 miles; Kirkland, WA; FT enrollment: 2,947)
  • Western Washington University (about 42 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)

Public high schools in Oso:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oso:

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Church in Oso: Oso Community Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Montague Creek (A), Brooks Creek (B), Fry Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Snohomish County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 98.8. This is worse than average.

City:

98.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.749. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.749
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Oso compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income 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 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Washington average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oso CDP (based on Snohomish County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant85,354327
Catholic75,39316
Other34,27090
Mainline Protestant21,64271
Orthodox1,9436
Black Protestant4064
None494,327-
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: 121
Snohomish County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
Snohomish County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 172
Snohomish County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 469
Here:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Snohomish County:

27.4%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.9%

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($691 average AGI)
Snohomish County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  2.73% ($47,962 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.19% ($38,259)
from Island County, WA  0.18% ($42,002)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($955 average AGI)
Snohomish County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  2.52% ($46,693 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.18% ($39,504)
to Skagit County, WA  0.16% ($38,955)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oso:

  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oso:

  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KSER (90.7 FM; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KSER FOUNDATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • $12,320,000Total costs
  • 4,554Total average daily traffic
  • 805Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,429Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Frailey Mtn (Lat: 48.302028 Lon: -121.993472), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNTN833
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/1998, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (206) 348-2384
  • STATION, Frailey Mtn 5 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 48.302028 Lon: -121.993472), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNTQ540
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/1998, Expiration Date: 11/09/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (425) 646-0300
  • FRAILEY MTN., Frailey Mountain, North Of (Lat: 48.302028 Lon: -121.993472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPOL658
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/1999, Expiration Date: 12/28/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2010, Certifier: Donald R Ankney
    Registrant: Csi Telecommunications, 750 Battery St., Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94111, Phone: (415) 751-8845, Fax: (415) 292-9981, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7TRE, Licensee ID: L00207457
    Grant Date: 06/15/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022, Certifier: Gregory A Minaker
    Registrant: Gregory A Minaker, 27405 Whitman Rd, Oso, WA 98223
  • Call Sign: W7TAE, Previous Call Sign: N1CXG, Licensee ID: L00437149
    Grant Date: 06/03/2008, Expiration Date: 06/03/2018, Certifier: Daryl C Staehle
    Registrant: Daryl C Staehle, 31402 N Brooks Creek Road, Oso, WA 98223

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$360,2301$256,5607$279,8201$209,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$269,8400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$255,1170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$274,3900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0535.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$189,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2006 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0535.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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