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Population in 2012: 2,118 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +120.9%
Males: 1,073  (50.7%)
Females: 1,045  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,577 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Sisters:

$45,577
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,246 (it was $17,847 in 2000)

Sisters city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $239,458 (it was $131,500 in 2000)
Sisters:

$239,458
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $333,813; Detached houses: $364,611; Mobile homes: $197,473

Median gross rent in 2012: $879.

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  • White alone - 1,827 (89.6%)
  • Hispanic - 145 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sisters: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), English (15.9%), Irish (11.1%), French (5.4%), Scottish (3.5%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 3186 feet

Land area: 1.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,464 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Sisters,OR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sisters:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sisters city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

104 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.5% Oceania).

This city:  4.8%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,918 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,650 (1.0%)

Sisters satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (20.1 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (92.8 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (725.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Black Butte Ranch, OR (2.8 miles ), Tumalo, OR (3.3 miles ), Eagle Crest, OR (3.5 miles ), Camp Sherman, OR (3.5 miles ), Grandview, OR (3.6 miles ), Redmond, OR (4.3 miles ), Terrebonne, OR (4.3 miles ), Pronghorn, OR (4.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2006: 85 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $216,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 121.55 W

Area code: 541

Sisters household income distribution Sisters home values distribution

Property values in Sisters, OR

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+32.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Sisters, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Sisters-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 382% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 321.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from Sisters center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 209.8 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 260.7 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 199.9 miles away from Sisters 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 269.4 miles away from the 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 Deschutes County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Sisters:

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Amtrak station near Sisters:

  • 19 miles: REDMOND (2456 S. US HWY. 97) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sisters:

  • Central Oregon Community College (about 19 miles; Bend, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,217)
  • Lane Community College (about 77 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)
  • University of Oregon (about 78 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 23,329)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 81 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 85 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • Willamette University (about 86 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Oregon State University (about 88 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)

Public high school in Sisters:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sisters:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sisters:

  • SISTERS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (FORMERLY SON RISE) (Students: 70; Location: 15211 MCKINNEY BUTTE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • A JOYFUL NOISE (Students: 29; Location: 104 E ADAMS ST; Grades: PK - TK)
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Notable locations in Sisters: Cascades East Transit Sisters Park and Ride (A), Sisters Public Library (B), Sisters City Hall (C), Deschutes County Justice Court Sisters (D), United States Forest Service Sisters Ranger District (E), Oregon Department of Forestry (F), Sisters Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District (G), Sisters Ranger Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sisters include: Cliff Clemens Park (1), Buck Run City Park (2), Creekside City Park (3), Harold Barclay City Park (4), Three Sisters Overnight City Park (5), Village Green City Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fan May S MD (231 East Cascade Avenue), BMC Bend Memorial Clinic LLP (231 East Cascade).

Hotels: Ponderosa Lodge Best Western (505 West Highway 20), Best Western Ponderosa Lodge & Suites (505 Highway 20 West), Aspen Meadow Lodge (68733 Junipine Lane), Best Western Inn (505 Highway 20 West), Best Western Ponderosa Lodge (505 Highway 20 West), Sisters Motor Lodge (511 West Cascade Avenue), Sisters Inn & R.V. Park (525 West Highway 20).

Deschutes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 4.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.51
U.S.:

9.14

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

INDIAN MEADOW WATER COMPANY (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
USFS SUTTLE LAKE CG (Population served: 344, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUTTLE LAKE UNITED METHOD CAMP (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
USFS ALLINGHAM CAMPGROUND (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-11-1999 to SEP-15-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-11-1999 to SEP-15-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
KODIAK SALMON PACKERS, INC. (Serves AK, Population served: 200, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-1997
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2004
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2004
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2004
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
USFS LOWER BRIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUTTLE LAKE RESORT & MARINA (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SISTERS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

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

  • BLACK BUTTE RANCH CORPORATION (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Sisters compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Sisters (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Cascades: Sisters Branch at 272 E Main Street, branch established on 1974/03/01. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $1,334.8 mil, Deposits: $1,087.3 mil, headquarters in Bend, OR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Cascade Bancorp
  • South Valley Bank & Trust: Sisters Branch at 610 N Arrowleaf Trail, branch established on 2008/05/05. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $865.2 mil, Deposits: $771.3 mil, headquarters in Klamath Falls, OR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: South Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sisters Branch at 123 West Hood Street, branch established on 1980/02/25. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sisters, Oregon:

  • Best Western Ponderosa Lodge, 500 Hwy 20 W, Sisters, OR 97759 , Phone: (541) 549-1234, Fax: (541) 549-0409
  • Sisters Motor Lodge, 511 W Cascade, Sisters, OR 97759 , Phone: (541) 549-2551
  • Sisters Inn, 540 Us Hwy 20, Sisters, OR 97759 , Phone: (541) 549-7829, Fax: (541) 549-1807
  • Fivepine Lodge & Conference Center, 1021 Desperado Trl, Sisters, OR 97759 , Phone: (541) 549-5900, Fax: (541) 549-5200
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sisters, Oregon

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sisters travel time to work - commute Sisters mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sisters city (based on Deschutes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.87%
Here: 26.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents32.0%14.4%11.0%4.5%4.1%
Congregations5.3%5.3%10.6%8.5%6.4%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.8%3.6%3.5%3.3%19.9%
Congregations4.3%2.1%4.3%5.3%47.9%
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: 34
Deschutes County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Deschutes County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Deschutes County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 192
Here:

12.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Deschutes County:

17.3%
Oregon:

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

9.6%
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 1$3,388$40,6561$346
Other Government Administration 7$28,882$49,5120$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,716$34,8640$0
Water Supply 2$9,086$54,5160$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$346
Totals for Government 13$50,072$46,2202$692

Sisters government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,006,000 ($1419.26)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($30.22)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($20.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($3.78)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $240,000 ($113.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000 ($97.73)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($86.40)
    Financial Administration: $172,000 ($81.21)
    Regular Highways: $137,000 ($64.68)
    Sewerage: $136,000 ($64.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $54,000 ($25.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $314,000 ($148.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $248,000 ($117.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($16.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($15.58)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($6.61)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.42)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $374,000 ($176.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($14.16)

Sisters government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $691,000 ($326.25)
    All Other: $477,000 ($225.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,568,000 ($740.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $132,000 ($62.32)
    Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($49.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $250,000 ($118.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $787,000 ($371.58)
    Highways: $40,000 ($18.89)
    General Support: $19,000 ($8.97)
  • Tax - NEC: $676,000 ($319.17)
    Property: $333,000 ($157.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $153,000 ($72.24)
    Public Utilities: $107,000 ($50.52)

Sisters government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $656,000 ($309.73)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,708,000 ($2695.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,655,000 ($2669.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $648,000 ($305.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $53,000 ($25.02)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($3.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,388,000 ($2071.77)

11.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200554,003 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries($208 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

0.07%
Oregon average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lane County, OR  0.62% ($39,027 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.61% ($57,654)
from Washington County, OR  0.52% ($60,500)


7.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200638,032 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Oregon average:

7.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries($110 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Crook County, OR  0.58% ($37,619 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.50% ($33,445)
to Lane County, OR  0.43% ($32,228)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sisters:

  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICE (940 AM; 10 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, 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.)
  • 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)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sisters:

  • KSJJ (102.9 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KQAK (105.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • KXIX (94.1 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: GCC BEND, LLC)
  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)
  • 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))
  • KTWS (98.3 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KWPK-FM (104.1 FM; SISTERS, OR; Owner: THUNDEREGG WIRELESS, L.L.C.)
  • KLRR (107.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOAB-FM (91.3 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KMTK (99.7 FM; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KMJZ-FM (95.1 FM; PRINEVILLE, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sisters:

  • KOAB-TV (Channel 3; BEND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KTVZ (Channel 21; BEND, OR; Owner: NPG OF OREGON, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,772
Total average daily truck traffic: 539
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 9,375

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sisters)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Cor Elm & Washington Sts (Lat: 44.290944 Lon: -121.553111), Type: Tree, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: KOA714
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.340 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.292 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2011, Expiration Date: 10/15/2021
    Registrant: Region 4 Fcca, 1104 1st Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388, Phone: (253) 831-3017
  • Wizard Falls Hatchery 4.4 Mi N Camp Sherman (Lat: 44.523167 Lon: -121.633389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: KSP263
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/25/2022
    Registrant: Reg 4 Fcca, 1104 1st Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388, Phone: (253) 831-3017, Email:
  • 16 Mi Wnw (Lat: 44.401500 Lon: -121.882278), Call Sign: KLR257
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHz, 155.295 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 08/25/2022
    Registrant: National Ski Patrol System Inc., 133 S. Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 988-1111, Fax: (303) 988-3005, Email:
  • 70425 Mcallister Rd. (7.8 Mi Wnw Of Sisters) (Lat: 44.351500 Lon: -121.689778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16.1 m, Overall height: 16.4 m, Call Sign: WQJE318
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2008, Expiration Date: 08/07/2018, Certifier: Jon C Sholes
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 072911 Jm, 351 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • 480 E Sun Ranch Drive (Lat: 44.297861 Lon: -121.548361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5.8 m, Call Sign: WQJM985
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2008, Expiration Date: 11/05/2018, Certifier: Brad R Grimm
    Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:
  • Lat: 44.350056 Lon: -121.653472, Call Sign: WQND757
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.362 MHz, 456.487 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 467.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2021, Certifier: Phillip Lagao
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sisters)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sisters)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$146,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9906.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sisters, OR
Most common first names in Sisters, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3175.7 years
William2675.3 years
Robert2472.7 years
Dorothy1782.0 years
James1671.9 years
Charles1578.5 years
Richard1367.8 years
Donald1277.3 years
Ruth1183.9 years
George1076.4 years
Most common last names in Sisters, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1170.5 years
Wilson875.2 years
Davis771.6 years
Curtis678.0 years
Johnson673.7 years
Clemens593.0 years
Anderson582.8 years
Miller571.6 years
Nelson573.0 years
Painter584.0 years
Businesses in Sisters, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS3
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