Spray, Oregon

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Population in 2013: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.0%
Males: 83  (54.3%)
Females: 71  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97874

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,068 (it was $23,250 in 2000)
Spray:

$32,068
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,107 (it was $14,955 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,881 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Spray:

$81,881
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $118,564; Detached houses: $128,445; Mobile homes: $108,682

Median gross rent in 2012: $688.

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  • White alone - 151 (94.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spray: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.3%), German (18.1%), United States (11.8%), Czech (7.9%), English (5.5%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 1798 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 681 people per square mile   (low).

Spray, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Spray:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spray town:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,396 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,071 (1.5%)

Spray satellite photo by USGS

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

Spray household income distribution Spray home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-6.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Religious workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)

Average climate in Spray, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Spray-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 175% 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 the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Spray 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 the city 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.7 miles away from the 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 408.7 miles away from Spray center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wheeler County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Spray compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income 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 significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (45%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spray town (based on Wheeler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.80%
Here: 27.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAssemblies of God Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Landmark Missionary BaptistCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents37.4%35.6%16.3%10.2%0.5%
Congregations33.3%33.3%16.7%16.7%-
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: 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.
State:

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

22.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wheeler County:

24.9%
Oregon:

25.6%
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,984$47,8080$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$945
Water Supply 0$0 1$932
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,937
Totals for Government 1$3,984$47,8083$3,814

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($103.90)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($90.91)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $47,000 ($305.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($51.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($90.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($19.48)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($116.88)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($175.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($38.96)
    All Other: $2,000 ($12.99)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($116.88)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($344.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($331.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($12.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($207.79)

8.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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:

Sep 4, 1987 10:50 PM, 0005, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 787
Total average daily truck traffic: 118
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,239

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: 2026825989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • Chip Perkins, 0.33 Mi East Of Winlock St (Lat: 44.849250 Lon: -119.778750), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2026825989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100

FCC Registered Private 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:

4
  • 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: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • KAHLER BASIN, 0.33 Mi East Of Winlock St (Lat: 44.849250 Lon: -119.778750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQPI990
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Rob Myers
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL7ISE, Licensee ID: L01142527
    Grant Date: 04/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/11/2016, Certifier: Keith B Brant
    Registrant: Keith B Brant, Spray, OR 97874

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2764U , Serial Number: 17250364, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Terry Burgess, Po Box 88, Spray, OR 97874
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97448 , Serial Number: 108-448, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Star Route, Spray, OR 97874
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97754 , Serial Number: 108-754, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Linda G Donnelly, Star Route - Richmond, Spray, OR 97874, Other Owners: Mark E Miller

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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