Prairie City, Oregon

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Oregon average:

1.78
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.6%
Oregon:

4.6%
Most common industries in Prairie City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.1%)
  • Wood products (14.1%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (26.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.4%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Prairie City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Woodworkers (3.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Woodworkers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in Prairie City, Oregon

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Prairie City, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 80.4. This is about average.

City:

80.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 10.4. This is worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Prairie City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 358% 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 280.7 miles away from Prairie City center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from Prairie 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 397.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 265.6 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 260.7 miles away from Prairie City center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 434.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairie City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prairie City:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN NURS HOME (112 EAST FIFTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Prairie City:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)

Airports located in Prairie City:

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

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 67 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 92 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 114 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 124 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 125 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 126 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 134 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)

Public high school in Prairie City:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Prairie City: Prairie City Depot (A), Prairie City Ranger Station (B), Prairie City Fire Department (C), Prairie City Town Hall (D), DeWitt Museum (E), Prairie City Public Works Department Office (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Prairie City Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Dixie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Prairie City: Depot Park Recreation Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Dewitt Museum (Depot Park).

Grant 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 city:

2.2 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.9%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Prairie City (2011 data):

  • Bank of Eastern Oregon: Prairie City Branch at 178 N.W. Front Street, branch established on 1936/01/02. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $260.3 mil, Deposits: $230.5 mil, headquarters in Heppner, OR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Beo Bancorp
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prairie City, OR (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant63415
Other4733
Catholic4054
Mainline Protestant3276
None5,606-
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Grant County:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

13.7%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prairie City:

44.8%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prairie City:

40.7%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.3%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.6%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prairie City:

6.5
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Prairie City:

26.3%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Prairie City:

54.0%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Prairie City:

80.6%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prairie City, OR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$6,414$25,6560$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,322$39,8641$1,962
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$9,736$29,2081$1,962

Prairie City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,360,000 ($1545.45)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $429,000 ($487.50)
    Sewerage: $211,000 ($239.77)
    Water Utilities: $173,000 ($196.59)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($146.59)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($139.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($35.23)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($31.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($30.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($28.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($122.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $342,000 ($388.64)
    Water Utilities: $255,000 ($289.77)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($28.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($13.64)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($11.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($5.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $220,000 ($250.00)

Prairie City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $284,000 ($322.73)
    Other: $25,000 ($28.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($20.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $126,000 ($143.18)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($5.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $243,000 ($276.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,340,000 ($1522.73)
    Highways: $63,000 ($71.59)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($30.68)
  • Tax - Property: $131,000 ($148.86)
    Other License: $25,000 ($28.41)

Prairie City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,688,000 ($3054.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,614,000 ($2970.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,000 ($117.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($32.95)

Prairie City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $772,000 ($877.27)

6.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Oregon average:

8.52%

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

6.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Oregon average:

7.23%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie City:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie City:

  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K205CJ (88.9 FM; PRAIRIE CITY, OR; Owner: LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie City:

  • K02PK (Channel 2; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.9mTotal length
  • $765,000Total costs
  • 2,237Total average daily traffic
  • 471Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,440Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: AL7LL, Licensee ID: L00157998, Grant Date: 09/30/1999, Expiration Date: 08/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2011, Certifier: Samuel W Kyriss, Registrant: Samuel W Kyriss, 229 Bridge Street, Prairie City, OR 97869-0863
  • Call Sign: KC7PAX, Licensee ID: L00977598, Grant Date: 01/30/1996, Expiration Date: 01/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2005, Registrant: Gary J Reigel, 1044 Hall, Prairie City, OR 97869
  • Call Sign: N7HTN, Previous Call Sign: KC7PAX, Licensee ID: L00977598, Grant Date: 02/07/2015, Expiration Date: 03/04/2025, Certifier: Gary J Reigel, Registrant: Gary J Reigel, 1044 Hall, Prairie City, OR 97869
  • Call Sign: KI7SNP, Licensee ID: L02149177, Grant Date: 12/11/2017, Expiration Date: 12/11/2027, Certifier: Mariah A Skidmore, Registrant: Mariah A Skidmore, Prairie City, OR 97869
  • Call Sign: KJ7CUQ, Licensee ID: L02232799, Grant Date: 12/19/2018, Expiration Date: 12/19/2028, Certifier: Devin B Amsden, Registrant: Devin B Amsden, Prairie City, OR 97869
  • Call Sign: KJ7ELJ, Licensee ID: L02248006, Grant Date: 03/05/2019, Expiration Date: 03/05/2029, Certifier: Daniel G Desjardin, Registrant: Daniel G Desjardin, Prairie City, OR 97869

Most common first names in Prairie City, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1070.8 years
Walter978.6 years
Robert881.3 years
John874.1 years
Dorothy772.4 years
Hazel782.1 years
George778.6 years
William677.3 years
James671.5 years
Mary685.2 years
Most common last names in Prairie City, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith871.1 years
Tureman787.3 years
Jones769.4 years
Lippert673.0 years
Deardorff576.8 years
Stanbro576.6 years
Clark574.4 years
Davis582.8 years
Williams576.2 years
Coombs576.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prairie City, OR
  • 50.3%Wood
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 22.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prairie City, OR
  • 41.4%Wood
  • 35.6%Electricity
  • 18.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Utility gas


Prairie City compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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