Unity, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 70 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -46.6%
Males: 37  (53.7%)
Females: 33  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  62.8 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip code: 97884

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,763 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Unity:

$28,763
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,923 (it was $13,673 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,705 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Unity:

$132,705
OR:

$229,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $307.

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  • Races in Unity, OR (2010)

    Unity races chart
    • 5374.6%White alone
    • 912.7%Asian alone
    • 68.5%Hispanic
    • 34.2%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Unity: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (33.3%), German (15.6%), Swedish (11.1%), Dutch (4.4%), Italian (4.4%), Russian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1972

Elevation: 4000 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 151 people per square mile   (very low).

Unity, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Unity:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Unity city:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $941 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,258 (1.4%)

Unity satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (101.0 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (226.5 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (716.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Hereford, OR (3.2 miles ), Sumpter, OR (4.5 miles) , Greenhorn, OR (4.8 miles) , Prairie City, OR (5.1 miles ), Granite, OR (5.2 miles) , Baker City, OR (5.4 miles ), Wingville, OR (5.6 miles ), Brogan, OR (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.45 N, Longitude: 118.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

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

6.3%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+48.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (73%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (50%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (55%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Unity, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Unity-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 351% 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 275.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from Unity 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 371.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 283.9 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 279.6 miles away from Unity 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 455.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Unity topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Unity:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 61 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 68 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 102 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 102 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 113 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Boise State University (about 115 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 133 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)

Public high school in Unity:

  • BURNT RIVER SCHOOL (Students: 47, Location: 201 S 1ST AVE, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
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Notable locations in Unity: Unity Wastewater Treatment Lagoon (A), Unity Volunteer Fire Department (B), Unity City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013: 14.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.6%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Oregon average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,77821
Other1,5158
Catholic1,1963
Mainline Protestant5956
None11,050-
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
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 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$300
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$64
Sewerage 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 4$864

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $26,000 ($371.43)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($314.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($157.14)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($100.00)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($57.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($14.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($214.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($471.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($14.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($400.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($71.43)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($42.86)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.29)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($2000.00)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $27,000 ($385.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($357.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $134,000 ($1914.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($85.71)
    Other, NEC: $2,000 ($28.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $79,000 ($1128.57)

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Union County, OR  0.54% ($30,548 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  0.26% ($27,733)
from Malheur County, OR  0.26% ($35,200)


6.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Union County, OR  0.77% ($42,591 average AGI)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.33% ($23,842)
to Ada County, ID  0.26% ($16,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Unity:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • 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.)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Unity:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • ELKHORN MTN, Elkhorn Mt Near (Lat: 44.440667 Lon: -118.420278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEH812
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2010, Expiration Date: 06/06/2020Registrant: 455 Airport Rd Se., Bldg C, Salem, OR 97301-5375, Phone: (503) 986-2897, Fax: (503) 986-2899, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 43.940139 Lon: -118.092667), Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNTX819
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, 956.256 MHzGrant Date: 12/11/2009, Expiration Date: 01/30/2020Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:
  • ELKORN MTN, Elkorn Mtn 10 Mi Nnw Of (Lat: 44.440139 Lon: -118.420194), Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 24.7 m, Call Sign: WPOP906
    Assigned Frequencies: 2168.40 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/1998, Expiration Date: 05/31/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2000, Certifier: Richard P EkstrandRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, 1111 19th Street N.W. Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-3500, Fax: (202) 842-4485, Email:
  • ELKHORN MTN, Elk Horn, 16.1km Nnw Of (Lat: 44.440167 Lon: -118.420139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.9 m, Overall height: 23.8 m, Call Sign: WQDL732
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHzGrant Date: 08/25/2015, Expiration Date: 09/26/2025, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB7RCF, Licensee ID: L00151426, Grant Date: 09/28/2002, Expiration Date: 12/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2014, Registrant: Michael G Cummings, 32336 Rice Rd, Unity, OR 97884-0006

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Unity compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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