Summerville, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.4%
 
Males: 64  (48.1%)
Females: 71  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 97876

Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,947 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Summerville:

$40,947
OR:

$54,148

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,260 (it was $14,099 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $144,682 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Summerville:

$144,682
OR:

$264,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $140,152; Detached houses: $185,762; Mobile homes: $83,575

Median gross rent in 2015: $637.

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    • 13096.3%White alone
    • 32.2%Hispanic
    • 21.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Summerville: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.8%), American (22.2%), English (11.1%), Irish (8.9%), Welsh (4.4%), Portuguese (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 2716 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 504 people per square mile   (low).

Summerville, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Summerville:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Summerville town:

  • Never married: 8.5%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $893 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,780 (1.3%)

Summerville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (74.5 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (224.1 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (789.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Imbler, OR (1.7 miles ), Elgin, OR (2.6 miles ), Island City, OR (3.3 miles ), La Grande, OR (3.5 miles ), Cove, OR (4.0 miles ), Union, OR (4.5 miles ), Wallowa, OR (4.8 miles ), Lostine, OR (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $142,800

Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 118.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Summerville household income distribution Summerville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-15.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (40%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Average climate in Summerville, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Summerville-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 228.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 364.7 miles away from Summerville center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 346.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the city 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 245.1 miles away from Summerville center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 242.1 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 Union County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: 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).
Summerville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Summerville:

  • VISTA SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE TRANS CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL HOME CARE SERVICES DEPT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • PNRS EASTERN OREGON DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • LAGRANDE POST ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)
  • MOUNTAIN VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA GRANDE, OR)

Amtrak station near Summerville:

  • 12 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 Summerville:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 13 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 44 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 76 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 80 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Washington State University (about 95 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 98 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 114 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)

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Notable locations in Summerville: Imbler Rural Fire Protection District Summerville Station (A), Summerville City Hall (B). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.89
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  84.4%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Oregon average:

11.3

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

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Religion statistics for Summerville town (based on Union County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15428
Other2,3858
Catholic1,2574
Mainline Protestant1,1159
None17,837-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.7%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.3%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.3
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

39.6%
Oregon:

21.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Summerville:

63.3%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

48.3%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

68.6%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Summerville, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 1$50

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oregon average:

7.22%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baker County, OR  0.48% ($42,591 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.46% ($26,167)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.25% ($38,130)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Oregon average:

6.82%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.69% ($36,047 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.34% ($30,548)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($23,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Summerville:

  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, 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)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Summerville:

  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL 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.)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLRF (88.5 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHT (103.5 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KUJ-FM (99.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Summerville:

  • KFFX-TV (Channel 11; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K26FE (Channel 54; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K02PJ (Channel 2; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH)
  • KTVR (Channel 13; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K50CI (Channel 50; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)
  • K39ET (Channel 52; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MTN. TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K56BE (Channel 56; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Summerville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 112 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1085J , Serial Number: 85, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Richard H Ettinger, 69532 Ruckle Rd, Summerville, OR 97876
  • 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: 2327U , Serial Number: 17249927, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Pedro, 66666 Hunter Rd, Summerville, OR 97876
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 51592 , Serial Number: 6023C
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick M Nearing, 62320 Tamarack Springs Ln, Summerville, OR 97876
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 650VX , Serial Number: MA-194, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/2005
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Russela Hunt, 68544 Hug Rd, Summerville, OR 97876, Other Owners: Anita E Hunt
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9998D , Serial Number: 22-6791, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1959
    Registrant (Partnership): Ellis W Mickey, 422 4th St, Summerville, OR 97876, Other Owners: Theora W Mickey

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (26%)

Summerville 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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