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Population in 2012: 895 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.1%
 

Males: 436  (48.8%)
Females: 459  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97869.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,022 (it was $31,354 in 2000)
Prairie City:

$31,022
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,634

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,258 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Prairie City:

$99,258
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,075; Detached houses: $143,177; Mobile homes: $90,428; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,126

Median gross rent in 2012: $711.

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Prairie City races chart
  • White alone - 840 (92.4%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (2.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prairie City: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.3%), English (10.0%), Norwegian (7.3%), Irish (6.5%), Dutch (4.6%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3538 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 945 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Prairie City:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 18.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie City city:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Oregon:  9.6%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prairie City, Oregon as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Prairie City to the number of sex offenders is 895 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,103 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,188 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (122.6 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (205.8 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (717.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: John Day, OR (3.5 miles ), Canyon City, OR (3.6 miles ), Mount Vernon, OR (4.5 miles ), Greenhorn, OR (4.5 miles) , Unity, OR (5.1 miles) , Seneca, OR (5.1 miles ), Hereford, OR (5.1 miles) , Long Creek, OR (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.46 N, Longitude: 118.71 W

Area code: 541

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Crime rates in Prairie City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 114645
per 100,000 1003.6360.0592.9400.0534.2
Thefts 15113146
per 100,000 1368.6990.1296.41400.0641.0
Auto thefts 11110
per 100,000 91.290.098.8100.00.0
Arson 00021
per 100,000 0.00.00.0200.0106.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.3) 133.872.862.093.163.8

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Crime rate in Prairie City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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

1.13
Oregon average:

1.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Prairie City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/27/1994 at 03:35:53, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from Prairie City center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/1/2000 at 00:11:07, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1998 at 01:48:46, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.7 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Prairie City center
On 3/3/1999 at 08:25:03, a magnitude 3.5 (2.7 MB, 3.5 ML, 3.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Prairie City:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN NURS HOME (Nursing Home, 112 EAST FIFTH STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Prairie City:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)

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

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 58 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 114 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 125 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 126 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 134 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Boise State University (about 138 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 158 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.2%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Prairie City, OR

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

Prairie City compared to Oregon state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Prairie City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents34.4%17.0%12.0%7.6%7.2%
Congregations16.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.5%2.5%6.7%
Congregations8.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.0%
Oregon:

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

13.7%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,075
Other Government Administration 1$3,080$36,9600$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,713$32,5560$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,316$39,7920$0
Sewerage 1$2,198$26,3760$0
Water Supply 1$2,772$33,2640$0
Totals for Government 5$14,079$33,7901$2,075

Prairie City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $220,000 ($245.81)
    Police Protection: $127,000 ($141.90)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($137.43)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($116.20)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($113.97)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($22.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($18.99)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($17.88)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($11.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $913,000 ($1020.11)
    Regular Highways: $187,000 ($208.94)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($81.56)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($14.53)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($6.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($2.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $188,000 ($210.06)

Prairie City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $179,000 ($200.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $140,000 ($156.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $243,000 ($271.51)
    Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($44.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($218.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $55,000 ($61.45)
    General Support: $35,000 ($39.11)
    All Other: $3,000 ($3.35)
  • Tax - Property: $94,000 ($105.03)
    NEC: $20,000 ($22.35)

Prairie City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,000 ($22.35)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $848,000 ($947.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $862,000 ($963.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($6.70)

Prairie City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,446,000 ($1615.64)

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Oregon average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.75% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Malheur County, OR  0.48% ($31,500)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.40% ($38,900)


8.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oregon average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.67% ($34,588 average AGI)
to Union County, OR  0.55% ($28,714)
to Baker County, OR  0.51% ($22,308)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $272,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,435
Total average daily truck traffic: 476
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,492


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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: 03/04/2005, Expiration Date: 03/04/2015, Certifier: Gary J Reigel
    Registrant: Gary J Reigel, 1044 Hall, 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
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