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Pistol River, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The Pistol River Census Designated Place had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2016. Pistol River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pistol River is located at latitude 42.2879 and longitude -124.3988 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the Pistol River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Pistol River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611773) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Pistol River Census Designated Place is located within Gold Beach Division of Curry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pistol River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pistol River, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 86
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 67
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $279,808


Median Household Income $46,929
Average Household Income $58,640
Per Capita Income $26,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.46%
Households 0.43% 0.52%
Families -0.63% 0.79%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pistol River, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pistol River to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 357 6th
Population Density1 # 316 17th
Diversity Index2 # 252 34th
Median Household Income # 180 53rd
Per Capita Income # 137 64th

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