Rockaway Beach, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 1,401 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 
Males: 645  (46.1%)
Females: 756  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

51.8 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97136.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,879 (it was $28,798 in 2000)
Rockaway Beach:

$43,879
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,479 (it was $17,766 in 2000)

Rockaway Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $200,867 (it was $122,500 in 2000)
Rockaway Beach:

$200,867
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $365,931; detached houses: $420,898; mobile homes: $179,238

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,018.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rockaway Beach: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Rockaway Beach, OR (2010)
    • 1,22293.1%White alone
    • 382.9%Hispanic
    • 302.3%Two or more races
    • 90.7%American Indian alone
    • 80.6%Asian alone
    • 50.4%Black alone

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

Crime rates in Rockaway Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(75.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(231.3)
1
(75.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(145.1)
4
(296.1)
4
(301.7)
1
(75.2)
2
(152.3)
1
(76.3)
5
(369.3)
7
(504.7)
5
(353.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(1,388)
25
(1,881)
39
(2,798)
26
(1,887)
22
(1,628)
27
(2,036)
20
(1,505)
20
(1,523)
32
(2,443)
19
(1,403)
21
(1,514)
20
(1,414)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(3,315)
37
(2,784)
17
(1,220)
17
(1,234)
18
(1,332)
23
(1,735)
32
(2,408)
28
(2,133)
39
(2,977)
39
(2,880)
28
(2,019)
35
(2,475)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(154.2)
2
(150.5)
3
(215.2)
2
(145.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(301.7)
1
(75.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.3)
6
(443.1)
4
(288.4)
2
(141.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)288.4270.1261.8222.1226.5319.0222.7222.4311.5322.7310.7280.1

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Crime rate in Rockaway Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Oregon average:

1.53
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Rockaway Beach, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: English (20.2%), German (16.0%), American (7.1%), Irish (5.7%), European (4.7%), Norwegian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 908 people per square mile   (low).

Rockaway Beach, Oregon map

19 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,698 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,428 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (48.7 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (63.3 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (849.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Garibaldi, OR (2.0 miles ),
Wheeler, OR (2.4 miles ),
Bay City, OR (2.6 miles ),
Bayside Gardens, OR (2.6 miles ),
Manzanita, OR (2.7 miles ),
Nehalem, OR (2.7 miles ),
Cape Meares, OR (2.8 miles),
Idaville, OR (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 45.61 N, Longitude: 123.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Distribution of median household income in Rockaway Beach, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rockaway Beach, OR in 2017
Rockaway Beach satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Oregon:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+30.1%).
Most common industries in Rockaway Beach, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.6%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Wood products (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Food (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.8%)
  • Food (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Rockaway Beach, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.0%)
  • Construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Rockaway Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 178% 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 132.4 miles away from Rockaway Beach 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 121.0 miles away from Rockaway Beach 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 349.5 miles away from Rockaway Beach center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from Rockaway Beach center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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 279.8 miles away from Rockaway Beach 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 312.1 miles away from Rockaway Beach 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).
Rockaway Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockaway Beach:

  • NEHALEM VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WHEELER, OR)
  • HARVEY E RINEHART MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WHEELER, OR)
  • ADVENTIST HEALTH TILLAMOOK HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; TILLAMOOK, OR)
  • TILLAMOOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TILLAMOOK, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockaway Beach:

  • Pacific University (about 41 miles; Forest Grove, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,967)
  • George Fox University (about 52 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • University of Portland (about 59 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Portland Community College (about 60 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 61 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 61 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Portland State University (about 62 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)

Public high school in Rockaway Beach:

Public elementary/middle school in Rockaway Beach:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rockaway Beach: Rockaway Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Lake Lyle County Boat Launch (B), Rockaway Beach Fire Department (C), Rockaway Beach Public Works (D), Rockaway Beach Branch Library (E), Rockaway Beach Municipal Court (F), Rockaway Beach City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rockaway Beach: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lake Lytle (A), Lake Marie (B), Seaview Lake (C), Clear Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Crescent Creek (A), Saltair Creek (B), Heitmiller Creek (C), Steinhilber Creek (D), Spring Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rockaway Beach include: Rockaway Beach City Park (1), Seaview City Park (2), Rockaway Beach State Park (3), Manhattan Beach State Park (4), Twin Rocks County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: OceanRogue Inn (19130 Alder Street), Inn at Rockaway Beach (104 South 4th Avenue), Salt Air Oceanfront Condominiums (621 South Pacific Drive), Rock Creek Inn Condo Rentals (145 North Miller Street), Sea Treasures Inn (301 North Miller Street), Getaway Oceanfront Lodging (621 South Pacific Drive), Ocean Spray Motel (505 North Pacific Street).

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 city:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.1%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Rockaway Beach (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Nehalem Bay Branch at 126 Highway 101 South, branch established on 1954/11/29. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Rockaway Beach:

Marital status in Rockaway Beach, OR
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Rockaway Beach:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockaway Beach, 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
Tillamook County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

20.03 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

7.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tillamook County:

26.1%
Oregon:

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

21.0%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rockaway Beach:

46.9%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.3%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rockaway Beach:

18.1%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.7%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rockaway Beach:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Rockaway Beach:

48.0%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

69.1%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockaway Beach, 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
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,800$51,2000$0
Water Supply 3$11,100$44,4000$0
Sewerage 2$7,400$44,4000$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,700$34,2000$0
Financial Administration 2$8,800$52,8000$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,700$44,4000$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,100$73,2006$350
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 14$55,600$47,6576$350

Rockaway Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $69,000 ($49.25)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($46.40)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($5.00)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $563,000 ($401.86)
    Sewerage: $536,000 ($382.58)
    Police Protection: $339,000 ($241.97)
    Central Staff Services: $252,000 ($179.87)
    Regular Highways: $131,000 ($93.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($67.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($23.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($90.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $774,000 ($552.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($30.69)

Rockaway Beach government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $774,000 ($552.46)
    Other: $29,000 ($20.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($2.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $51,000 ($36.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $49,000 ($34.98)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($15.70)
    Rents: $13,000 ($9.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $795,000 ($567.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $97,000 ($69.24)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($14.28)
    Other: $18,000 ($12.85)
  • Tax - Property: $342,000 ($244.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000 ($180.59)
    Other License: $137,000 ($97.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000 ($87.79)

Rockaway Beach government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,046,000 ($3601.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,809,000 ($3432.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $237,000 ($169.16)

Rockaway Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,717,000 ($2653.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $556,000 ($396.86)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockaway Beach:

  • KMBD (1590 AM; 5 kW; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockaway Beach:

  • K289AC (105.7 FM; NEDONNA BEACH, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KDEP (105.5 FM; DEPOE BAY, OR; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTIL-FM (94.1 FM; TILLAMOOK, OR; Owner: OREGON EAGLE, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KCRX-FM (102.3 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCYS (98.1 FM; SEASIDE, OR; Owner: DAVE'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K216DM (91.1 FM; NEHALEM, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K208BA (89.5 FM; WHEELER, ETC., OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)

Rockaway Beach fatal accident list:

May 29, 2015 08:44 PM, Us-101 (Odot 9), Lat: 45.651778, Lon: -123.931711, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 11, 2008 04:35 PM, Us-101 (Odot 9), Lat: 45.648450, Lon: -123.933490, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.1mTotal length
  • $784,000Total costs
  • 9,137Total average daily traffic
  • 897Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,855Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rockaway Beach)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 276 Nwy 101 S (Lat: 45.617056 Lon: -123.975417), Call Sign: KNCT702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.725 MHz, 155.415 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2016, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Nehalem, OR0221, 5 Highway 101 North (Manzanita #43056) (Lat: 45.674000 Lon: -123.904361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 63.4 m, Call Sign: WQEQ987,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10556.2 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/29/2026, Certifier: Robin J Cohen, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2nd Fl, Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • PO03822A MNZ, 5 Highway 101 North (Manzanita #43056) (Lat: 45.674000 Lon: -123.904361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 63.4 m, Call Sign: WQFV951,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2016, Expiration Date: 10/18/2026, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2017, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: 12920 Se 38th St., Bellevue, WA 95835, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Email:
  • MANZANITA DN, 26575 Beach Drive (Lat: 45.651167 Lon: -123.939389), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.5 m, Call Sign: WQFV952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17825.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2016, Expiration Date: 10/18/2026, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2017, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: 12920 Se 38th St., Bellevue, WA 95835, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Email:
  • PO03822A, 5 Highway 101 North (43056 / Manzanita Or) (Lat: 45.674028 Lon: -123.904472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WRCH783,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2018, Expiration Date: 10/04/2028, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockaway Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82WG , Serial Number: 18280388, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Brighton Vista LLC, Po Box 112, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TBM 700 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A66D (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 850VT , Serial Number: 389, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2010
    Registrant (LLC): Dewitt Aviation LLC, Po Box 1400, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Most common first names in Rockaway Beach, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2976.2 years
Robert2975.5 years
John2377.6 years
Mary1877.7 years
James1577.4 years
George1475.5 years
Donald1371.9 years
Harold1276.8 years
Helen1178.9 years
Raymond1173.6 years
Most common last names in Rockaway Beach, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1978.8 years
Smith1080.0 years
Martin679.4 years
Jones673.5 years
Brown673.8 years
Miller666.0 years
Nelson675.3 years
Taylor585.0 years
Mason479.0 years
Berg476.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockaway Beach, OR
  • 82.8%Electricity
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockaway Beach, OR
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 20.9%Wood


Rockaway Beach compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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