Powell Butte, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 2,403.
Males: 1,208  (50.3%)
Females: 1,195  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97753

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,582 (it was $50,327 in 2000)
Powell Butte:

$56,582
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,711 (it was $22,391 in 2000)

Powell Butte CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $377,343 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Powell Butte:

$377,343
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $641,768; Detached houses: $710,915; Mobile homes: $274,299
Powell Butte races chart
  • White alone - 1,906 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 79 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powell Butte: 227.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3120 feet

Land area: 144.6 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Powell Butte, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Powell Butte:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powell Butte CCD:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 78.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Powell Butte CCD:  0.8% ($1,598)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Powell Butte satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (19.7 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (111.2 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (717.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Redmond, OR (2.8 miles ), Pronghorn, OR (3.0 miles) , Prineville, OR (3.1 miles ), Terrebonne, OR (3.2 miles ), Eagle Crest, OR (3.7 miles ), Ochoco, OR (4.1 miles ), Tumalo, OR (4.2 miles ), Bend, OR (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 44.25 N, Longitude: 121.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Powell Butte household income distribution Powell Butte home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Legal support workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Powell Butte, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Powell Butte-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 384% 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 315.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 337.3 miles away from Powell Butte center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
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 273.9 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 210.0 miles away from Powell Butte center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 444.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Powell Butte:

  • CODH HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; REDMOND, OR)
  • ST CHARLES MEDICAL CENTER - REDMOND Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; REDMOND, OR)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DIALYSIS SERVICES, OREGON, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; REDMOND, OR)
  • REDMOND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; REDMOND, OR)
  • OCHOCO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PRINEVILLE, OR)
  • PIONEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; PRINEVILLE, OR)
  • CROOK COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PRINEVILLE, OR)

Heliports located in Powell Butte:

Amtrak stations near Powell Butte:

  • 9 miles: REDMOND (2456 S. US HWY. 97) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking, intercity bus service.
  • 19 miles: BEND (2045 US HWY 20) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powell Butte:

  • Central Oregon Community College (about 21 miles; Bend, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,217)
  • Lane Community College (about 102 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)
  • University of Oregon (about 103 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 23,329)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 106 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 107 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 109 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • Willamette University (about 110 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)

Public elementary/middle school in Powell Butte:

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Notable locations in Powell Butte: Ponderosa Substation (A), Three Spring Ranch (B), Red Cloud Ranch (C), Crook County Fire and Rescue Powell Butte Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Houston Lake (A), Little Houston Lake (B), Shumway Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Japanese Creek (A), Dry River (B), Lone Pine Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Crook 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 2012 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.95
U.S.:

9.14

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

POWELL BUTTE COUNTRY STORE INC (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Powell Butte that have no violations reported:

  • POWELL BUTTE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.5%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

6.3%
Whole state:

11.6%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Powell Butte compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Powell Butte CCD (based on Crook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.39%
Here: 27.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents19.2%15.6%15.5%11.9%7.7%
Congregations4.5%9.1%9.1%9.1%4.5%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.1%4.5%3.9%3.4%13.2%
Congregations9.1%4.5%4.5%4.5%40.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Crook County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Crook County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Crook County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Crook County:

29.9%
Oregon:

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

12.1%
State:

14.2%

7.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
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 Deschutes County, OR  2.00% ($35,906 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.39% ($37,222)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.37% ($38,962)


7.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,404 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
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 Deschutes County, OR  2.64% ($52,578 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OR  0.33% ($34,478)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.30% ($39,810)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powell Butte:

  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICE (940 AM; 10 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KRCO (690 AM; 1 kW; PRINEVILLE, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powell Butte:

  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)
  • KMJZ-FM (95.1 FM; PRINEVILLE, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KSJJ (102.9 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • K266AI (101.1 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205BJ (88.9 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON(ACTING BY & THROUGH THE ST BD OF HIGHER EDU))
  • KWPK-FM (104.1 FM; SISTERS, OR; Owner: THUNDEREGG WIRELESS, L.L.C.)
  • KTWS (98.3 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KLRR (107.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAK (105.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • KMTK (99.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOAB-FM (91.3 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KXIX (94.1 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KVLB (90.5 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K208CV (89.5 FM; TUMALO, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNLR (97.5 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: TERRY A. COWAN)
  • KMGX (100.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KWLZ-FM (96.5 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KWSO (91.9 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: CONFEDERATED TRIBES WARM SPRINGS REV)

TV broadcast stations around Powell Butte:

  • K05HO (Channel 5; RILEY, OR; Owner: NPG OF OREGON, INC.)
  • K29CI (Channel 29; PRINEVILLE, ETC., OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K31CR (Channel 31; PRINEVILLE, ETC., OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUBN-LP (Channel 50; BEND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K60BQ (Channel 60; TERREBONNE, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K08KN (Channel 8; PRINEVILLE, ETC., OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXO-LP (Channel 39; BEND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KOAB-TV (Channel 3; BEND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K27DO (Channel 27; BEND, ETC., OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Powell Butte)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 44.164333 Lon: -121.046944, Call Sign: WQDT816
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.187 MHz, 452.537 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 462.237 MHz, 451.962 MHz, 451.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2005, Expiration Date: 10/28/2015, Certifier: John Hassler
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269-2161, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 44.286194 Lon: -121.046722, Call Sign: WQHE625
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2007, Expiration Date: 07/12/2017, Certifier: Joseph Greytac
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Powell Butte)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Powell Butte)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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