Summerville, Oregon

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Population in 2019: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.1%
 
Males: 73  (50.9%)
Females: 71  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

46.3 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years

Zip code: 97876

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,709 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Summerville:

$54,709
OR:

$67,058

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,614 (it was $14,099 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $176,846 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Summerville:

$176,846
OR:

$354,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $272,472; detached houses: $347,390; mobile homes: $117,401

Median gross rent in 2019: $907.

March 2019 cost of living index in Summerville: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
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  • Races in Summerville, OR (2019)
    • 16394.2%White alone
    • 63.5%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (40.8%), English (11.3%), Polish (11.3%), American (9.9%), Scottish (4.2%), French Canadian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 2716 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 537 people per square mile   (low).

Summerville, Oregon map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Summerville town:

0.9% ($925)
Oregon:

1.2% ($1,687)

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 )

Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 118.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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

Summerville satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Oregon:

5.5%
Most common industries in Summerville, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.5%)
  • Wood products (12.5%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Truck transportation (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.7%)
  • Wood products (20.7%)
  • Truck transportation (17.2%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (26.3%)
  • Health care (26.3%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (15.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (10.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Summerville, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Electricians (10.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Woodworkers (6.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (15.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Registered nurses (10.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.5%)

Average climate in Summerville, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Summerville, Oregon average temperatures Summerville, Oregon average precipitation Summerville, Oregon humidity Summerville, Oregon wind speed Summerville, Oregon snowfall Summerville, Oregon sunshine Summerville, Oregon clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 72.7. This is about average.

City:

72.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Summerville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 1239% 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 the city 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 Summerville center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from Summerville center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 158.0 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) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Summerville:

Marital status in Summerville, OR
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

For population 25 years and over in Summerville:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Summerville, OR (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
Union County:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

7.3%
State:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.3%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Union County:

10.4%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Oregon:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.4%
Oregon:

46.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Oregon:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.0%
Oregon:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Summerville:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

45.0%
Oregon:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
State:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Summerville:

77.3%
Oregon:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Summerville, OR Residents
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 0$0 1$69
Totals for Government 0$0 1$69

Summerville government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($34.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($13.89)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($13.89)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($6.94)

Summerville government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($20.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($48.61)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($13.89)
    Other: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($20.83)

Summerville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,000 ($777.78)

7.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Umatilla County, OR  0.59% ($29,875 average AGI)
from Baker County, OR  0.46% ($29,860)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.29% ($37,259)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.54% ($32,647 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.49% ($35,978)
to Wallowa County, OR  0.29% ($32,444)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.2mTotal length
  • 1,346Total average daily traffic
  • 59Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,333Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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, N1085J, N-1085J, Serial Number: 85, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 04/16/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Richard H Ettinger, 69532 Ruckle Rd, Summerville, OR 97876
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3801D, N3801D, N-3801D, Serial Number: 34501, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lyle D Mann, 201 Highland St, Summerville, OR 97876, Other Owners: Iris S Mann
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 51592, N51592, N-51592, Serial Number: 6023C, Certificate Issue Date: 07/22/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick M Nearing, 62320 Tamarack Springs Ln, Summerville, OR 97876
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/03/1971
  • 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, N650VX, N-650VX, Serial Number: MA-194, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 10/08/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Anita E Hunt, 68544 Hug Rd, Summerville, OR 97876

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Summerville, OR
  • 43.9%Wood
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Summerville, OR
  • 55.6%Utility gas
  • 44.4%Electricity


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 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 8 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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