Owyhee, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 784.
Males: 400  (51.1%)
Females: 384  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Oregon median age:

36.3 years

Zip code: 97913

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,856 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Owyhee:

$37,856
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,380 (it was $14,590 in 2000)

Owyhee CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $217,409 (it was $122,300 in 2000)
Owyhee:

$217,409
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $236,725; detached houses: $266,783; townhouses or other attached units: $390,021; in 2-unit structures: $150,546; mobile homes: $108,869
March 2019 cost of living index in Owyhee: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Owyhee, OR (2000)
    • 64881.2%White alone
    • 11514.4%Hispanic
    • 202.5%Asian alone
    • 101.3%Two or more races
    • 50.6%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2199 feet

Land area: 42.2 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Owyhee, Oregon map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Owyhee CCD:

0.7% ($830)
Oregon:

1.2% ($1,687)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (31.5 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (293.0 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (676.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Adrian, OR (2.3 miles),
Nyssa, OR (2.6 miles ),
Parma, ID (2.8 miles ),
Malheur Junction, OR (3.3 miles ),
Wilder, ID (3.7 miles ),
Vale, OR (3.7 miles ),
Homedale, ID (4.0 miles ),
Notus, ID (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 43.81 N, Longitude: 117.10 W

Distribution of median household income in Owyhee, OR in 2017
Owyhee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Oregon:

4.6%
Most common industries in Owyhee, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (41.4%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (57.6%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (2.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.2%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Owyhee, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (29.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (41.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)

Average climate in Owyhee, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Owyhee, Oregon average temperatures Owyhee, Oregon average precipitation Owyhee, Oregon humidity Owyhee, Oregon wind speed Owyhee, Oregon snowfall Owyhee, Oregon sunshine Owyhee, Oregon clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 56.0. This is better than average.

City:

56.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Owyhee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 360% 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 230.0 miles away from Owyhee center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 165.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from Owyhee center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from Owyhee center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 370.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 506.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Malheur County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Owyhee:

  • MALHEUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NYSSA, OR)
  • PIONEER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VALE, OR)
  • ST ALPHONSUS ONTARIO, HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ONTARIO, OR)
  • ST ALPHONSUS MEDICAL CENTER - ONTARIO, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ONTARIO, OR)
  • PATHWAY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ONTARIO, OR)

Airports located in Owyhee:

Amtrak stations near Owyhee:

  • 14 miles: VALE (FLETCHER CHEVRON STA., HWY 20) - Bus Station
  • 17 miles: ONTARIO (510 N. OREGON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owyhee:

  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Ontario, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,055)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 32 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 33 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Boise State University (about 47 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 116 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 158 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 168 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Owyhee: Dunaway (A), Richland (B), Cow Hollow Siphon (C), Dunaway Pumping Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Malheur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.7%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

8.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.4%
Whole state:

11.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

For population 15 years and over in Owyhee:

Marital status in Owyhee, OR
  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 74.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Owyhee:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Oregon average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Owyhee, OR (based on Malheur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,0607
Other5,61118
Evangelical Protestant3,20828
Mainline Protestant1,30413
None13,130-
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: 5
Malheur County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Malheur County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Malheur County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

7.0%
State:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Malheur County:

29.7%
Oregon:

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

20.6%
Oregon:

14.2%

7.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Payette County, ID  1.46% ($30,078 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  0.85% ($31,622)
from Ada County, ID  0.75% ($27,485)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 Payette County, ID  1.62% ($40,535 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  0.99% ($37,046)
to Ada County, ID  0.81% ($33,845)

Strongest AM radio stations in Owyhee:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOV (1450 AM; 1 kW; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: ASSOCIATES COMMUNICATIONS OF IDAHO,)
  • KCID (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owyhee:

  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K298AC (107.5 FM; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KARO (98.7 FM; NYSSA, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQXR (100.3 FM; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Owyhee:

  • KMBA-LP (Channel 19; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owyhee, OR
  • 37.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 17.9%Wood
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Owyhee, OR
  • 39.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 17.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.8%Wood


Owyhee compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Owyhee on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 500+"
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