Wamic, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 85. Population change since 2000: +136.1%
Males: 42  (50.0%)
Females: 43  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  55.6 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97063

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,022 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Wamic:

$69,022
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,402 (it was $12,575 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $131,861 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Wamic:

$131,861
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,841; Detached houses: $152,841
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  • White alone - 69 (81.2%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (12.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wamic: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (61.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wamic:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wamic CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,050

Wamic satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (59.7 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (66.5 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (785.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Pine Hollow, OR (1.3 miles ), Tygh Valley, OR (2.3 miles ), Pine Grove, OR (3.0 miles) , Maupin, OR (3.2 miles ), Dufur, OR (4.1 miles ), Government Camp, OR (4.9 miles) , The Dalles, OR (5.0 miles ), Parkdale, OR (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 45.23 N, Longitude: 121.27 W

Area code: 541

Wamic household income distribution Wamic home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • 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 (56%)
  • Retail trade (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Wamic, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wamic-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 151.6 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 143.1 miles away from Wamic 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 153.0 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 380.7 miles away from Wamic center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 323.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wasco County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wamic topographic map

Airports located in Wamic:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wamic:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 58 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 64 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 70 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 71 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Portland State University (about 72 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Portland Community College (about 73 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • Clark College (about 73 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)

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Wasco 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.5%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wamic compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Wood (44%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wamic CDP (based on Wasco County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.95%
Here: 35.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents33.2%11.6%8.7%6.5%5.7%
Congregations9.7%6.5%6.5%3.2%9.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.1%4.8%4.4%4.1%15.9%
Congregations9.7%3.2%3.2%3.2%45.2%
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: 11
Wasco County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

11.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wasco County:

29.2%
Oregon:

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

13.8%
State:

14.2%

6.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Hood River County, OR  0.99% ($33,291 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.57% ($33,060)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.45% ($32,949)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
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 Multnomah County, OR  0.58% ($32,255 average AGI)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.58% ($32,941)
to Hood River County, OR  0.56% ($41,347)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wamic:

  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wamic:

  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLZ-FM (96.5 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING GROUP LLC)
  • KWSO (91.9 FM; WARM SPRINGS, OR; Owner: CONFEDERATED TRIBES WARM SPRINGS REV)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWRX (88.5 FM; REDMOND, OR; Owner: ST BD OF HIGHER ED FOR THE UN OF OR)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER CONNOLLY, 57250 Price Rd (Lat: 45.231417 Lon: -121.270750), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 24.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA NW STE 100
  • Ron Heron, 57250 Price Rd (Lat: 45.231417 Lon: -121.270750), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 24.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA NW STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Pine Hollow Fire Dept 2.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 45.255111 Lon: -121.299222), Call Sign: KNEN403
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.220 MHz, 151.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/2012, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023
    Registrant: Oregon Department Of Forestry, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310, Phone: (503) 945-7326, Fax: (503) 945-7320
  • Lat: 45.202222 Lon: -121.277056, Call Sign: WQEF365
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz, 451.825 MHz, 451.850 MHz, 451.887 MHz, 451.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2006, Expiration Date: 01/12/2016, Certifier: Louis Hamilton
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WAMIC, One (Lat: 45.228167 Lon: -121.272833), Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WLB691
    Assigned Frequencies: 2117.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/16/1997
    Registrant: Telephone Utilities Of Eastern Oregon Inc, Vancouver, WA 98668-8701

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7RYU, Licensee ID: L00278995
    Grant Date: 02/28/2011, Expiration Date: 05/28/2021, Certifier: Ronald L Rathke
    Registrant: Ronald L Rathke, 263 S Jw Rd, Wamic, OR 97063
  • Call Sign: N7NUT, Previous Call Sign: KD7WNM, Licensee ID: L00703733
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Certifier: Jennifer E Mcallister
    Registrant: Jennifer E Mcallister, Wamic, OR 97063

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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