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Population in 2012: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.5%
Males: 118  (58.8%)
Females: 83  (41.2%)

Median resident age:  62.1 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97877

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,364 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Sumpter:

$33,364
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,866

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,558 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Sumpter:

$134,558
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $178,170; Detached houses: $198,715; Mobile homes: $87,000
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  • White alone - 186 (91.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (4.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sumpter: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.9%), English (15.8%), Irish (9.6%), Dutch (8.9%), United States (6.8%), Polish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 4480 feet

Land area: 2.18 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Sumpter:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sumpter city:

  • Never married: 3.1%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,143 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,011 (0.8%)

Sumpter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (111.0 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (223.2 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (737.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Hereford, OR (3.3 miles) , Granite, OR (3.4 miles) , Wingville, OR (3.5 miles) , Greenhorn, OR (3.9 miles) , Haines, OR (4.1 miles ), Baker City, OR (4.3 miles ), Unity, OR (4.5 miles) , North Powder, OR (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 44.75 N, Longitude: 118.20 W

Area code: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+42.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (79%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (26%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)


Average climate in Sumpter, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Sumpter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 68% 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 86.2 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 59.0 miles away from Sumpter 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 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Sumpter center
On 10/4/2002 at 00:56:04, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 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 Baker County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Sumpter, OR

Amtrak station near Sumpter:

  • 20 miles: BAKER CITY (515 CAMPBELL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sumpter:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 34 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 93 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 114 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 115 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Boise State University (about 127 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 129 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Washington State University (about 146 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)

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Notable locations in Sumpter: Sumpter Utilities Manager Office (A), Cracker Creek Museum of Mining (B), Sumpter City Hall (C), Sumpter Volunteer Fire Department (D), Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge Museum (E), Baker County Library Sumpter Branch Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sumpter Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cracker Creek (A), McCully Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Greater Sumpter Chamber of Commerce (Museums; Po Box 266), Gold Post (Museums; 150 North Mill Street), Richmonville Tinware (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 340 South Mill Street), Friends of the DRED (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 575 South Mill Street).

Hotel: Scoop N-Steamer Station & Log Cabins (363 South Mill Street).

 
Baker 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: 16.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  1.7 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.6%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sumpter, OR

Sumpter compared to Oregon state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sumpter travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (39%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sumpter city (based on Baker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.32%
Here33.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.7%20.6%9.9%6.9%5.3%
Congregations11.8%11.8%5.9%11.8%5.9%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.9%4.6%4.5%4.3%12.3%
Congregations5.9%8.8%8.8%5.9%23.5%
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
Baker County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Baker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Baker County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

13.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Baker County:

25.3%
Oregon:

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

13.0%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,766$21,1920$0
Water Supply 1$1,650$19,8000$0
Totals for Government 2$3,416$20,4960$0

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $685,000 ($3407.96)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $48,000 ($238.81)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($164.18)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($144.28)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($114.43)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($74.63)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($49.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($9.95)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,000 ($24.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $58,000 ($288.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($14.93)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($169.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $685,000 ($3407.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($179.10)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($34.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($218.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000 ($19.90)
    General Support: $3,000 ($14.93)
    Public Welfare: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($134.33)
    NEC: $16,000 ($79.60)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($34.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($273.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($199.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $35,000 ($174.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($248.76)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($24.88)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($24.88)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $772,000 ($3840.80)
    Beginning: $772,000 ($3840.80)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $152,000 ($756.22)

8.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Oregon average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, OR  0.74% ($25,975 average AGI)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.42% ($30,174)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.28% ($32,600)


7.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
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 Union County, OR  0.85% ($28,022 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.56% ($25,033)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.35% ($37,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sumpter:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBKR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BAKER, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sumpter:

  • K214CF (90.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 370
Total average daily truck traffic: 77
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 400


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • SUMPTER REP, 900 North Columbia St (Lat: 44.751917 Lon: -118.198083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WPRJ382
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2005, Expiration Date: 10/12/2015, Certifier: Terry W Speelman
    Registrant: Baker County 911, 3410 K Street, Baker City, OR 97814, Phone: (541) 523-6415, Fax: (541) 523-9219, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29776 , Serial Number: 2624, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Terry A Davis, Po Box 111, Sumpter, OR 97877
  • Aircraft: DAVIS TERRY KOLB FIRESTAR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66TD , Serial Number: FS01-1-00058, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Terry A Davis, Po Box 111, Sumpter, OR 97877


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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