Spray, Oregon

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Population in 2019: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.7%
Males: 67  (45.8%)
Females: 81  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

59.8 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years

Zip code: 97874

Estimated median household income in 2019: $29,737 (it was $23,250 in 2000)
Spray:

$29,737
OR:

$67,058

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,573 (it was $14,955 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,710 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Spray:

$129,710
OR:

$354,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,638; detached houses: $155,685; mobile homes: $130,029

Median gross rent in 2019: $640.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spray: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.9%
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  • Races in Spray, OR (2019)
    • 23598.7%White alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races
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Ancestries: English (21.2%), American (17.5%), European (13.7%), Irish (10.0%), German (7.5%), Norwegian (7.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 1798 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 654 people per square mile   (low).

Spray, Oregon map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,394 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,676 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (92.0 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (143.3 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (747.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Lonerock, OR (4.3 miles),
Monument, OR (4.3 miles),
Fossil, OR (4.9 miles ),
Mitchell, OR (5.0 miles),
Dayville, OR (5.3 miles),
Condon, OR (5.8 miles ),
Long Creek, OR (5.9 miles ),
Heppner, OR (6.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.83 N, Longitude: 119.79 W

Area code: 541

Distribution of median household income in Spray, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Spray, OR in 2019

Spray satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Oregon:

5.5%
Most common industries in Spray, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (35.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (14.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.5%)
  • Wood products (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (45.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.7%)
  • Public administration (12.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (12.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (8.3%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Spray, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.5%)
  • Religious workers (9.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (20.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12.5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (12.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (8.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.3%)

Average climate in Spray, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Spray-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 1378% 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 321.6 miles away from Spray center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 300.4 miles away from Spray center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.7 miles away from Spray center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 408.7 miles away from Spray center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spray topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spray:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 90 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 93 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 104 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 114 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 127 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 136 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 140 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)

Public high school in Spray:

  • SPRAY SCHOOL (Students: 66, Location: 303 PARK AVE, Grades: KG-12)
See full list of schools located in Spray

Library in Spray:

  • SPRAY PUBLIC/SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,787; Location: 303 PARK AVE.; 12,190 books; 12 e-books; 102 audio materials; 214 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Spray: Spray Boat Access Site (A), Spray Rodeo Grounds (B), Spray Public Works Road Department (C), Spray School Public Library (D), Spray City Hall (E), Spray Volunteer Ambulance Association (F), Spray Pioneer Museum (G), Spray Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Wheeler 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 town:

2.2 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.0%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

8.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

7 people in college/university student housing in 2010
6 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Spray:

Marital status in Spray, OR
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Spray:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 18.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spray, OR (based on Wheeler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1663
Mainline Protestant851
Other492
Catholic401
None1,101-
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: 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wheeler County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

22.11 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

8.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.9%
Oregon:

25.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$4,361$52,3320$0
Totals for Government 1$4,361$52,3320$0

9.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
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 Spray:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spray:

  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)

Spray fatal accident list:

Jun 23, 2013 07:45 AM, Sr-19 (Odot 5), Lat: 44.832072, Lon: -119.793758, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 1987 10:50 PM, 0005, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.6mTotal length
  • 2,217Total average daily traffic
  • 416Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,699Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Peter M Connolly, 0.33 Mi East Of Winlock St (Lat: 44.849250 Lon: -119.778750), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 682-5989
  • Chip Perkins, 0.33 Mi East Of Winlock St (Lat: 44.849250 Lon: -119.778750), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: United States Cellular Corporation, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, , Chica-go, Phone: (773) 399-8900

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy Maint Sta 1/2 Mi E On Hwy 19 (Lat: 44.820694 Lon: -119.809444), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNUS415, Licensee ID: L00017693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.085 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/1995, Expiration Date: 11/02/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2001, Registrant: State Of Oregon, 2960 State St Bldg 5, Salem, OR 97310, Phone: (503) 378-2650

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SPRAY, 1 Blk. W. Hwy 19 (Lat: 44.832083 Lon: -119.795000), Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WQQ24,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/01/1998, Registrant: Telephone Utilities Of Eastern Oregon Inc, Vancouver, WA 98668-8701
  • Spray School, Harding St. (Lat: 44.834500 Lon: -119.792722), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQOF896,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 09/14/2021, Certifier: Mike Carroll, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 594-2702, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • ASHER SPRAY, Jay Street (Lat: 44.828972 Lon: -119.791472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQPI985,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Rob Myers, Registrant: Frontier Telenet, 401 Fourth St., Fossil, OR 97830, Phone: (541) 763-3460, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • KAHLER BASIN, 0.33 Mi East Of Winlock St (Lat: 44.849250 Lon: -119.778750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQPI990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+15 more), Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Rob Myers, Registrant: Frontier Telenet, 401 Fourth St., Fossil, OR 97830, Phone: (541) 763-3460, Email:
  • SPRAY, 40927 Kahler Basin Road (Lat: 44.849306 Lon: -119.778500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.5 m, Call Sign: WRKA726,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2020, Expiration Date: 12/01/2030, Certifier: Christophe Le Scanve, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spray)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spray, OR
  • 37.0%Electricity
  • 19.8%Wood
  • 18.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spray, OR
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 9.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Spray compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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