County population in 2012: 37,301 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 35,630 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,296 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,384 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,437 Renter-occupied apartments: 6,062 (it was 5,266 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 827 sq. mi. Water area: 257.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clatsop County: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.4%), Educational,health and social services (16.3%), Retail trade (14.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,664 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,641 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.4% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clatsop County is $503 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $622 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $900 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Clatsop County: MacLaren Forestry Camp (A), Knappa Junction (B), Knappa Guard Station (C), Sterling Forest Station (D), Jewell Junction (E), Seaside Water Treatment Plant (F), Georgia - Pacific Wauna Mill Water Treatment Facility (G), Youngs River Lewis and Clark Water District Water Treatment Plant (H), Astoria Water Treatment Plant (I), Knappa Water Association (J), John Day Water District (K), Cannon Beach Water Treatment Plant (L), Wickiup Water District (M), Shoreline Sanitary District Sewage Treatment Plant (N), Arch Cape Water and Sanitary District (O), Westport Sewer Service District Sewage Treatment Plant (P), Camp Rilea Sewage Treatment Plant (Q), Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club Wastewater Treatment Facility (R), Ivy Station (S), Camp Rilea (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Maplewood Cemetery (1), Prairie Cemetery (2), Jewell Cemetery (3), Svensen Pioneer Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5), Greenwood Cemetery (6), Clatsop Plains Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lost Lake (A), Middle Lake (B), Slusher Lake (C), Smith Lake (D), Spruce Run Lake (E), Sunset Lake (F), Swash Lake (G), Taylor Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hillcrest Creek (A), Meyer Creek (B), Trailover Creek (C), Williamson Creek (D), Sager Creek (E), Svensen Slough (F), Boxer Creek (G), Nelson Creek (H), Grub Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Clatsop County include: Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks (1), Gnat Creek Campground (2), David Douglas County Park (3), Big Creek County Park (4), Camp Cullaby (5), Carnahan County Park (6), John Day County Park (7), Nehalem County Park (8), North Fork Nehalem County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 90 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,745 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $320.51 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.72% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,137 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.92% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.67% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,520 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.55% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.09 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.03% Vegetables: 4 harvested acres
Clatsop County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 17.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Clatsop County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.
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 92.1 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Clatsop County center On 6/10/2001 at 13:19:11, a magnitude 5.0 (4.8 MB, 5.0 MD, Depth: 25.3 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the county center On 8/19/2004 at 06:06:03, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 MS, 4.7 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 17.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
OregonáSevere Winter Storm, Flooding, Mudslides, Landslides, And Debris Flows, Incident Period: January 13, 2011 to January 21, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1956): February 17, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1956, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
OregonáSevere Winter Storm, Record and Near Record Snow, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 13, 2008 to December 26, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1824): March 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1824, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Snow
OregonáSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 1, 2007 to December 17, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1733): December 8, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1733, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
OregonáSevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1683): February 22, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1683, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
OregonáSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 5, 2006 to November 8, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1672): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1672, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
OregonáSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1632): March 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
OregonáHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3228): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
OregonáSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1510): February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
OregonáSevere Storms/High Winds, Incident Period: December 10, 1996 to December 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1107): March 19, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1107, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
OregonáSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 4, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1099): February 9, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Clatsop County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population in Clatsop County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Clatsop County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clatsop County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,374 (5,430 aged, 944 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.5 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8599.340 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 198.130 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63855.26
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1029.950 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1057.120 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27.18
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.99 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 160.330
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.87
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 222.4. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 111.2
Other - 111.2
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,440 (6,817 male householders, 2,762 female householders)
7,311 spouses, 8,806 children (7,896 natural, 307 adopted, 603 stepchildren), 637 grandchildren, 270 brothers or sisters, 214 parents, 330 other relatives, 1,103 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 7,643 (2,996 male householders (2,282 living alone)), 3,167 female householders (2,681 living alone)), 1,480 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 956 (196 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,893 2-persons, 2,018 3-persons, 1,525 4-persons, 687 5-persons, 271 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.
92.9% of residents of Clatsop County speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 1% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $247,687,000 ($6816 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $14,739,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $108,278,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,227,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $39,000 Federal grants: $40,580,000 Federal procurement contracts: $27,099,000 ($6,661,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $27,463,000 ($2,811,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $4,141,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,179,000 Federal Government insurance: $294,555,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
54 per 1000 residents
65 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +456
+12 per 1000 residents
+20 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +830
+23 per 1000 residents
+21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clatsop County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.13 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 445
2000 to 2004: 1,455
1990 to 1999: 2,907
1980 to 1989: 1,929
1970 to 1979: 3,526
1960 to 1969: 1,534
1950 to 1959: 1,824
1940 to 1949: 2,241
1939 or earlier: 5,089
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clatsop County, Oregon
49% of Clatsop County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Oregon.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 17132
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clatsop County