County population in 2012: 6,821 (all rural); it was 7,226 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,167 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,071 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,176 Renter-occupied apartments: 895 (it was 853 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 3145 sq. mi. Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wallowa County: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.3%), Retail trade (12.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,519 (0.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,203 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 10.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 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 Wallowa County is $424 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $800 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Wallowa County: Kneeland Place (A), Lostine Station (B), Zumwalt School (C), Hidden Recreation Site (D), Evergreen Recreation Site (E), Ollokot Recreation Site (F), Kirkland Campground (G), Sacajawea Recreation Site (H), King Forest Camp (I), Bone Spring Campground (J), Joseph Canyon Viewpoint (K), Thomason Meadow Guard Station (L), Big Minam Guard Station (M), Jaussaud Corral (N), Irondyke Recreation Site (O), Mount Howard Gondola Lift (P), Imnaha Grange (Q), Hurricane Grange (R), Hurricane Creek Recreation Site (S), Hunting Camp Cow Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Lost Prairie Cemetery (1), Lostine Cemetery (2), Bramlet Memorial Cemetery (3), Park Cemetery (4), Nicoson Cemetery (5), Bartlett Cemetery (6), Old Chief Joseph Gravesite (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Francis Lake (A), Frazier Lake (B), Frog Pond (C), Green Lake (D), Hazel Lake (E), Hobo Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), Ice Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wing Creek (A), Winston Creek (B), Wise Creek (C), Yreka Creek (D), Shell Creek (E), Hidden Branch (F), Magpie Creek (G), West Fork Somer Creek (H), Hangover Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Wallowa County include: Minam State Park (1), Grande Ronde Scenic Area (2), Wayside Springs Forest Camp (3), Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 1030 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,303 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $137.21 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.48% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.94% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,993 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.95% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.53% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,768 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.68% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.09 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.16% All wheat for grain: 10106 harvested acres Vegetables: 9 harvested acres Land in orchards: 19 acres
Wallowa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 25.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Wallowa County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the county center On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the county center On 10/27/1994 at 03:35:53, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the county center On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from Wallowa County center On 3/3/1999 at 08:25:03, a magnitude 3.5 (2.7 MB, 3.5 ML, 3.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the county center On 10/4/2002 at 00:56:04, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
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 Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 25, 1996 to January 6, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1160): January 23, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
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
OregonáDrought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3039): April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
OregonáSEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-413): January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
OregonáHeavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-184): December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
The number of natural disasters in Wallowa County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Births per 1000 population in Wallowa County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Wallowa County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wallowa County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,613 (1,433 aged, 180 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.33 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8987.960 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 817.090 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38761.47
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1140.580
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.72 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.8
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.26
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 5,590 (1,527 male householders, 497 female householders)
1,701 spouses, 1,511 children (1,389 natural, 36 adopted, 86 stepchildren), 93 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 37 parents, 29 other relatives, 124 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,313 (572 male householders (460 living alone)), 537 female householders (481 living alone)), 204 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 105 (76 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,215 2-persons, 363 3-persons, 269 4-persons, 103 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.
97.5% of residents of Wallowa County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 2% 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).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $55,207,000 ($7914 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,426,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,340,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,039,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,082,000 Federal grants: $12,734,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,239,000 ($86,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,774,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $8,448,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,150,000 Federal Government insurance: $13,211,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
48 per 1000 residents
65 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+20 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -139
-20 per 1000 residents
+21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wallowa County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.96 millions of gallons per day (15% from ground, 85% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 79
2000 to 2004: 127
1990 to 1999: 669
1980 to 1989: 287
1970 to 1979: 833
1960 to 1969: 324
1950 to 1959: 383
1940 to 1949: 324
1939 or earlier: 1,045
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wallowa County, Oregon
57% of Wallowa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Oregon.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 3846
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wallowa County