Pacific City, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 1,035.
Population change since 2000: +0.8%
Males: 573  (55.4%)
Females: 462  (44.6%)
Median resident age:

61.6 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97135.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,882 (it was $33,250 in 2000)
Pacific City:

$27,882
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,756 (it was $25,819 in 2000)

Pacific City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $280,276 (it was $180,400 in 2000)
Pacific City:

$280,276
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $434,705; detached houses: $445,657; mobile homes: $303,911

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,247.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pacific City: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.6%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)
  • Races in Pacific City, OR (2010)
    • 91588.4%White alone
    • 626.0%Hispanic
    • 343.3%Two or more races
    • 131.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.7%Asian alone
    • 40.4%Black alone

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

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Pacific City, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: American (13.6%), German (11.9%), English (10.9%), Scandinavian (7.7%), Scottish (7.7%), Canadian (7.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 3.74 square miles.

Population density: 277 people per square mile   (very low).

Pacific City, Oregon map

26 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This place:

2.6%
Oregon:

9.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Pacific City CDP:

0.8% ($1,364)
Oregon:

1.2% ($1,687)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salem, OR (49.3 miles , pop. 136,924).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (66.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (824.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Cloverdale, OR (1.9 miles ),
Hebo, OR (2.3 miles ),
Neskowin, OR (2.6 miles),
Beaver, OR (2.9 miles),
Rose Lodge, OR (3.7 miles ),
De Lake, OR (4.0 miles ),
Netarts, OR (4.0 miles ),
Lincoln City, OR (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.21 N, Longitude: 123.96 W

Area code: 503

Distribution of median household income in Pacific City, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pacific City, OR in 2017

Pacific City satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Oregon:

4.6%
Most common industries in Pacific City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Wood products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.5%)
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (5.5%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.8%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (6.8%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Pacific City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (15.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (21.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)

Average climate in Pacific City, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pacific City, Oregon average temperatures Pacific City, Oregon average precipitation Pacific City, Oregon humidity Pacific City, Oregon wind speed Pacific City, Oregon snowfall Pacific City, Oregon sunshine Pacific City, Oregon clear and cloudy days

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Earthquake activity:

Pacific City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 183% 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 157.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 321.9 miles away from the city center
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 146.2 miles away from Pacific City center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
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 252.6 miles away from Pacific City 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 283.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from Pacific City 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 Tillamook County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pacific City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pacific City:

  • OREGON HEALTH CARE CENTER-EVERGREEN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LINCOLN CITY, OR)
  • NORTH LINCOLN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LINCOLN CITY, OR)
  • SAMARITAN NORTH LINCOLN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; LINCOLN CITY, OR)
  • LINCOLN CITY REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LINCOLN CITY, OR)

Airports located in Pacific City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pacific City:

  • Western Oregon University (about 43 miles; Monmouth, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • Pacific University (about 47 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • George Fox University (about 49 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Willamette University (about 50 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 51 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • Oregon State University (about 56 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 59 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pacific City: Pacific City Joint Water Sanitary Authority (A), Nestucca Country Sporting Goods Boat Launch (B), Raines Resort Dock (C), Kiawanda Community Center Park and Ride (D), Cape Kiwanda County Boat Launch (E), Tillamook County General Hospital Pacific City Station (F), Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District Station 82 Pacific City (G), South Tillamook County Branch Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pacific City include: Pacific Coast Bible Church (A), Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Miles Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Sand Creek (A), Horn Creek (B), Town Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pacific City include: Webb County Park (1), Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (2), Woods County Park (3), Cape Kiwanda County Park (4), Mugg County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Pacific City Inn (35280 Brooten Road), Inn at Pacific City (35215 Brooten Road), Hemems Barbara LMT (6585 Pacific Avenue), Inn at Cape Kiwanda (33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive).

Tillamook 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:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.2%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Pacific City (2011 data):

  • Oregon Coast Bank: Pacific City Branch at 35940 Airport Way, branch established on 2004/04/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $164.7 mil, Deposits: $147.6 mil, headquarters in Newport, OR, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Oregon Coast Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Pacific City:

Marital status in Pacific City, OR
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Pacific City:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pacific City, OR (based on Tillamook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,03924
Catholic2,1962
Mainline Protestant9368
Other9093
None18,170-
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: 11
Tillamook County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Tillamook County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Tillamook County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Tillamook County:

20.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.1%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tillamook County:

21.0%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pacific City:

50.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.1%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Pacific City:

26.8
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pacific City:

21.4%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.5%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.7%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Pacific City:

84.8%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pacific City, OR Residents

8.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
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 Multnomah County, OR  1.33% ($69,188 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  1.02% ($61,216)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.53% ($52,925)


5.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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 Washington County, OR  0.62% ($54,683 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.59% ($46,018)
to Marion County, OR  0.35% ($40,794)

Businesses in Pacific City, OR

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pacific City:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KMBD (1590 AM; 5 kW; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND 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)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KBCH (1400 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: PACIFIC WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pacific City:

  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KTIL-FM (94.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KDEP (105.5 FM; DEPOE BAY, OR; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSND (95.1 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: RADIO BEAM, LLC)
  • K207BO (89.3 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYTE (102.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: YAQUINA BAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCRF-FM (96.7 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: PACIFIC WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KSHL (97.5 FM; GLENEDEN BEACH, OR; Owner: STEPHANIE LINN)
  • KLCO (90.5 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KNCU (92.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: PACIFIC WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPPT-FM (100.7 FM; TOLEDO, OR; Owner: AGPAL BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pacific City:

  • K19EI (Channel 19; PACIFIC C/CLOVERDALE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K35CR (Channel 35; TILLAMOOK, ETC., OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K40EG (Channel 40; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K43EJ (Channel 43; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K52ET (Channel 52; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Pacific City fatal accident list:

Dec 2, 2012 08:34 AM, Cr-Resort Dr, Lat: 45.204711, Lon: -123.948978, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 14, 1996 02:45 PM, Lewsmarket, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 60.9mTotal length
  • $771,000Total costs
  • 11,664Total average daily traffic
  • 1,531Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,463Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pacific City, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pacific City, OR
Most common first names in Pacific City, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1373.6 years
William970.0 years
Robert775.1 years
Henry780.0 years
George673.5 years
James673.7 years
Edward570.0 years
Thomas469.2 years
Ruth475.8 years
Richard470.2 years
Most common last names in Pacific City, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams478.8 years
Smith465.0 years
King390.4 years
Beachy388.7 years
Lee374.6 years
Payton388.6 years
Reddekopp365.7 years
Tellefson378.7 years
Schroeder365.0 years
Simmons380.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pacific City, OR
  • 59.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Wood
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pacific City, OR
  • 100.0%Electricity


Pacific City compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Pacific City on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ireland (population 500+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 2 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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  • Garry N. Link (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2019.