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Gilliam County, Oregon (OR)


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County population in 2012: 1,953 (all rural); it was 1,915 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 324
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 238
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 570
Renter-occupied apartments: 302 (it was 249 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

38%

Land area: 1204 sq. mi.
Water area: 18.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gilliam County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.7%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Gilliam County, Oregon:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years

Males: 965  (51.7%)
Females: 906  (48.3%)

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Gilliam County,OR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gilliam County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,805 ($33,611 in 1999)
This county:

$39805
Oregon:

$48457

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $446 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $522)
This county:

$446
State:

$704


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,508 (it was $78,500 in 2000)
Gilliam County:

$103,508
Oregon:

$257,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,227 - $165,280

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $226,688
Here:

$226,688
State:

$323,551

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,724
Here:

$177,724
State:

$287,798

Mobile homes: $177,467
Here:

$177,467
State:

$78,759

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $47,330
Here:

$47,330
State:

$46,959
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,380
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $255

Institutionalized population: 20

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Gilliam County, OR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,098 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $720 (0.8%)


Gilliam County household income distribution in 2009 Gilliam County home values distribution


Gilliam County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 17 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gilliam County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $790 a month.

Cities in this county include: Condon, Arlington, Lonerock.

Gilliam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gilliam County: Blalock (A), Heppner Junction (B), Gwendolen (C), Ghost Camp (D), Quinton (E), Quinook (F), City Farm (G), Cottonwood J S Burres Park Boat Ramp (H), Buckhorn Ranch (I), Earl Snell Birthplace Historical Monument (J), Roddy Storage Bins (K), Rietmann Ranch (L), Pebble Springs Camp (M), Condon Sewer Treatment Plant (N), West Hurlburt Camp (O), Speece (P), Arlington Rodeo Grounds (Q), Greiner Ranch (R), Cooney Ranch (S), Baird Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lonerock Cemetery (1), Potters Cemetery (2), Masonic Cemetery (3), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (4), Papersack Cemetery (5), Flett Cemetery (6), Clem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Irby Reservoir (A), Willow Lake (B), Condon Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johnson Creek (A), John Day River (B), Needle Fork (C), West Fork Shutler Creek (D), East Fork Shutler Creek (E), Brown Creek (F), Sixmile Creek (G), Dry Creek (H), Dyer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gilliam County include: Albert Philippi Park (1), Dyer State Park (2), Whyte Park Rest Area (3), Weatherford Historical Monument (4), Arlington State Park (5), J S Burres State Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Klickitat County, Washington , Morrow County , Sherman County , Wasco County , Wheeler County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 37
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (56% naturalized citizens)

Gilliam County:

1.7%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Gilliam County marital status for males
Gilliam County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gilliam County with a mortgage: 209 (12 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 171

Here:

55.0% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.79%
Here39.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 762
Total congregations: 7

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents402 (52.8%)136 (17.8%)109 (14.3%)61 (8.0%)54 (7.1%)
Congregations2 (28.6%)1 (14.3%)1 (14.3%)1 (14.3%)2 (28.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gilliam County - Condon, Arlington, Lonerock

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

17.79 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Gilliam County:

11.86 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
Oregon:

25.6%



Agriculture in Gilliam County:

Average size of farms: 4122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $111,348
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $104.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $139,345
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $167,689
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 74.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.07
All wheat for grain: 100433 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Gilliam County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 8.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/14/2008 at 18:45:55, a magnitude 4.2 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.2 MD, Depth: 13.0 mi) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from the county 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 9.6 miles away from Gilliam County center
On 6/14/2007 at 21:57:56, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MW, 3.9 MD, Depth: 14.2 mi) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/9/1998 at 16:43:08, a magnitude 4.0 (3.7 MB, 4.0 MD, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gilliam County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Gilliam County (%):





Gilliam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 679 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 109 (12%)
  • Walked: 72 (8%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
20 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,982.

8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Oregon average:

8.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.95% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($18,537 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($9,556 average AGI)
Gilliam County:

2.29%
Oregon average:

4.35%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.43%
Oregon average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Oregon.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in Gilliam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Gilliam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 417 (387 aged, 30 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1003.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1783.720

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,851

Size of family households: 286 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 308 1-person, 42 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

96.8% of residents of Gilliam County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $22,630,000 ($12455 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,454,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,989,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,467,000
Federal grants: $3,287,000
Federal procurement contracts: $90,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $343,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,203,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $540,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,907,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 98
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 122
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -97
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gilliam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.29 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gilliam County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 121
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 64
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 29
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 51
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gilliam County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 147
  • 3 bedrooms: 265
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 86
  • 3 bedrooms: 103
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Gilliam County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 170
  • 2 vehicles: 221
  • 3 vehicles: 121
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 16
  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 104
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 3 vehicles: 39
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

56% of Gilliam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Oregon.

Gilliam County:

56.5%
State average:

48.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gilliam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.2%)
  • Electricity (37.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Wood (8.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (40.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.8%)
  • Wood (10.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

1.3%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

28.6%
Oregon:

16.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Gilliam County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Gilliam County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Gilliam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Gilliam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gilliam County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Gilliam County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2079.0 years
William1774.2 years
James1371.6 years
George1280.5 years
Margaret1278.5 years
Frank1178.1 years
Rose975.4 years
Robert979.7 years
Mary985.7 years
Richard872.5 years
Most common last names in Gilliam County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1476.3 years
Weatherford1174.2 years
Potter1177.1 years
Smith1177.7 years
Johnson880.8 years
Palmer781.8 years
Greiner781.6 years
Edwards677.8 years
Wilkins670.5 years
Campbell678.7 years

Businesses in Gilliam County, OR


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