Winchester Bay, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 382. Population change since 2000: -21.7%
Males: 220  (57.6%)
Females: 162  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  59.0 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97467.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,181 (it was $30,139 in 2000)
Winchester Bay:

$55,181
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,230 (it was $17,307 in 2000)

Winchester Bay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $239,350 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Winchester Bay:

$239,350
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $269,261; Detached houses: $542,590; Mobile homes: $108,339; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,384

Median gross rent in 2012: $478.

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Winchester Bay races chart
  • White alone - 344 (90.1%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Winchester Bay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Winchester Bay: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (25.4%), Swedish (18.8%), German (12.5%), Irish (12.1%), Dutch (9.9%), Italian (8.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 144 people per square mile   (very low).

Winchester Bay,OR real estate house value index trend

Winchester Bay, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Winchester Bay:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winchester Bay CDP:

  • Never married: 10.2%
  • Now married: 77.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

26 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.4% Latin America, 1.4% North America).

This place:  5.3%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,286 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $293 (1.0%)

Winchester Bay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eugene, OR (59.5 miles , pop. 137,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (141.8 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (732.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Reedsport, OR (1.9 miles ), Gardiner, OR (2.3 miles ), Lakeside, OR (2.6 miles ), North Bayside, OR (3.1 miles ), Dunes City, OR (4.0 miles ), Glasgow, OR (4.1 miles ), South Siuslaw, OR (4.3 miles ), North Bend, OR (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 124.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Winchester Bay household income distribution Winchester Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (48%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (47%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (12%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (34%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Winchester Bay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Winchester Bay, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Winchester Bay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 383% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from Winchester Bay 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 177.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 129.5 miles away from Winchester Bay center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 228.2 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 Douglas County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Winchester Bay topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Winchester Bay:

  • LOWER UMPQUA HOSPITAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; REEDSPORT, OR)
  • AIDAN SENIOR LIVING AT REEDSPORT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; REEDSPORT, OR)

Amtrak station near Winchester Bay:

  • 4 miles: REEDSPORT (HUB STORE, 101 & 14TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winchester Bay:

  • University of Oregon (about 61 miles; Eugene, OR; Full-time enrollment: 23,329)
  • Lane Community College (about 62 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)
  • Oregon State University (about 77 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 83 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Western Oregon University (about 94 miles; Monmouth, OR; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • Rogue Community College (about 96 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Willamette University (about 105 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)

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Notable locations in Winchester Bay: Winchester Bay Sanitary District (A), Salmon Harbor Marina Boat Launch (B), Umpqua River Lighthouse (C), Winchester Bay Rural Fire Protection District (D), Umpqua River Lighthouse and Coastal History Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Winchester Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Winchester Bay include: Windy Cove County Park (1), Oak Rock County Park (2), Salmon Harbor County Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.8%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households
7 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
9 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Winchester Bay compared to Oregon 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Winchester Bay travel time to work - commute Winchester Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (88%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Winchester Bay CDP (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.39%
Here: 25.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents19.4%12.0%10.5%7.7%6.7%
Congregations4.3%6.4%5.0%5.0%10.7%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents5.3%4.6%4.2%3.5%25.9%
Congregations9.3%8.6%2.9%3.6%44.3%
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: 30
Douglas County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 37
Douglas County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Douglas County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

32.1%
Oregon:

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

11.4%
State:

14.2%

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Oregon average:

7.22%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.03%
Oregon average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lane County, OR  0.50% ($25,348 average AGI)
from Coos County, OR  0.30% ($26,162)
from Jackson County, OR  0.24% ($30,069)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Oregon average:

6.82%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($163 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lane County, OR  0.78% ($25,789 average AGI)
to Coos County, OR  0.28% ($30,447)
to Jackson County, OR  0.22% ($29,238)

Strongest AM radio stations in Winchester Bay:

  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KWRO (630 AM; 5 kW; COQUILLE, OR; Owner: COQUILLE RIVER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS LLC)
  • KBBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; NORTH BEND, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUGN (590 AM; 5 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winchester Bay:

  • KJMX (99.5 FM; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: UMPQUA RIVER BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KLFR (89.1 FM; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KWVZ (91.5 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • KSYD (92.1 FM; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: SCHOOL DISTRICT 4J, LANE COUNTY, OR)
  • K219CK (91.7 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210DM (89.9 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLOV-FM (89.3 FM; WINCHESTER, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYSJ (105.9 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE RADIO GROUP, A OREGON P/S)
  • KAVJ (101.1 FM; SUTHERLIN, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K261BF (100.1 FM; BLACK BUTTE, ETC., OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOOS (94.9 FM; NORTH BEND, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K205DM (88.9 FM; GLIDE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRSB-FM (103.1 FM; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSBA (88.5 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: OREGON ST. BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION)
  • K218CR (91.5 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCST-FM (106.9 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: COAST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSHR-FM (97.3 FM; COQUILLE, OR; Owner: COQUILLE RIVER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLFO (88.1 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Winchester Bay:

  • K02NW (Channel 2; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K04OS (Channel 4; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: KEZI, INC.)

Winchester Bay fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 2003 01:59 PM, Us-101 (Odot 9), Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 2002 09:20 PM, 8th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 1986 08:15 AM, 0009, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Miles South Of The City Of Winchester Bay (Lat: 43.657056 Lon: -124.187333), Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN672
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Sean M Brandel, 74625 Us Hwy 101 (Lake Edna #43066--Pnw) (Lat: 43.657361 Lon: -124.187833), Type: 63.7, Overall height: 61.3 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Sean M Brandel, 74625 Us Hwy 101 (Lake Edna #43066--Pnw) (Lat: 43.657361 Lon: -124.187833), Type: 63.7, Overall height: 61.3 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 74625 Us Hwy 101 (Lake Edna #43066--Pnw) (Lat: 43.657361 Lon: -124.187833), Type: 63.7, Overall height: 61.3 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • REEDSPORT-CELL, Top Of Winchester Hill 18 Miles North Of North Bend (Lat: 43.657056 Lon: -124.187333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WMQ868, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.62 MHz, 6816.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Uscoc Of Oregon Rsa #5, Inc.

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 100 Ork Rock Rd (Lat: 43.675944 Lon: -124.180111), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQB407
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 157.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/1997, Expiration Date: 07/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2002
    Registrant: Salmon Harbor Marina, 100 Ork Rock Rd, Winchester Bay, OR 97467

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K7QBC
    Grant Date: 08/05/1997, Expiration Date: 08/05/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2001
    Registrant: Cloys N Smith, Winchester Bay, OR 97467-0806
  • Call Sign: N7OKB, Licensee ID: L00249946
    Grant Date: 10/01/2001, Expiration Date: 12/24/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2007
    Registrant: Patrick T Flury, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  • Call Sign: N7QQT, Licensee ID: L00407255
    Grant Date: 09/19/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Peggy A Edson
    Registrant: Peggy A Edson, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  • Call Sign: WB6TQB
    Grant Date: 05/17/1988, Expiration Date: 05/17/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2000
    Registrant: John B Lewis, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  • Call Sign: KD7SQY, Licensee ID: L00570507
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 09/16/2022, Certifier: Aaron M Surina
    Registrant: Aaron M Surina, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  • Call Sign: AA7TF, Previous Call Sign: N7OKB, Licensee ID: L00249946
    Grant Date: 05/05/2007, Expiration Date: 05/05/2017, Certifier: Patrick T Flury
    Registrant: Patrick T Flury, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
  • Call Sign: KF7WQD, Licensee ID: L01721516
    Grant Date: 07/09/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022, Certifier: Kimberly A Cameron
    Registrant: Kimberly A Cameron, Winchester Bay, OR 97467

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21231 , Serial Number: 18261503, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Nagel, Po Box 712, Winchester Bay, OR 97467

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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