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Median resident age:  41.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,475 (it was $57,917 in 2000)
Starkey:

$70,475
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,590

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $343,591 (it was $232,500 in 2000)
Starkey:

$343,591
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $576,684; Detached houses: $576,684

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Starkey races chart
  • White alone - 135 (94.4%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (4.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Starkey: 228.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3705 feet




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Starkey CCD:  0.4% ($933)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Starkey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (81.0 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (209.1 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (766.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: La Grande, OR (4.1 miles ), Island City, OR (4.4 miles ), North Powder, OR (4.9 miles ), Union, OR (5.0 miles ), Wingville, OR (5.0 miles) , Granite, OR (5.0 miles) , Haines, OR (5.2 miles ), Ukiah, OR (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 45.17 N, Longitude: 118.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Starkey, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Starkey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from Starkey center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 85.8 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 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Starkey center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi) earthquake occurred 82.9 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Starkey:

Amtrak station near Starkey:

  • 18 miles: LA GRANDE (2106 COVE AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starkey:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 7 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 63 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 83 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 108 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Washington State University (about 123 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 126 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 142 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)

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Notable locations in Starkey: Kamela (A), Research Corrals (B), Only Entry Point (C), Grande Ronde Guard Station (D), Starkey Experimental Forest Headquarters (E), Anthony Lakes Sno-Park (F), Indian Lake Recreation Site (G), Motanic (H), Vey Ranch (I), Grande Ronde Lake Recreation Site (J), Mud Lake Recreation Site (K), Anthony Lakes Forest Service Station (L), Bally Camp (M), River Recreation Site (N), Riley Camp (O), Grande Ronde Lake Campground Boat Ramp (P), Morgan Lake Campground Boat Ramp (Q), Meadow Cow Camp (R), Reinecke Cabin (S), Vincent Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Starkey Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Grande Ronde Lake (A), Hunter Lake (B), Ladd Canyon Pond (C), Morgan Lake (D), Twin Lake (E), Erickson Lake (F), La Grande Reservoir (G), Rainbow Reservoirs (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Dark Canyon Creek (A), Indiana Creek (B), Fly Creek (C), McIntyre Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), Clear Creek (F), Chicken Creek (G), Campbell Creek (H), Burnt Corral Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Starkey include: Red Bridge State Park (1), Morgan Lake Park (2), Hilgard Junction State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.1. This is better than average.
City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.68. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.68
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.9%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.0%
46 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children in 2000

Starkey compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Starkey CCD (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.62%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist Church
Adherents20.7%20.3%7.1%5.3%5.2%
Congregations13.3%8.9%6.7%4.4%11.1%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%4.2%4.0%24.2%
Congregations6.7%2.2%2.2%2.2%42.2%
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: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Union County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
Oregon:

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

10.4%
State:

14.2%

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Union County:

0.15%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baker County, OR  0.52% ($28,022 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.50% ($26,114)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($28,897)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Umatilla County, OR  0.66% ($31,475 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.45% ($23,100)
to Baker County, OR  0.45% ($25,975)

Strongest AM radio stations in Starkey:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Starkey:

  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KWRL (99.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • K208DB (89.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, ETC., OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K234AD (94.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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