Pistol River, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pistol River, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Pistol River Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Curry County at latitude 42.2879 and longitude -124.3988. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The formal official name is the Pistol River Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pistol River, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pistol River indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Pistol River, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 90
Population in Households 90
Population in Familes 70
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 153
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $223,148


Median Household Income $45,838
Average Household Income $52,752
Per Capita Income $23,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.64% 0.87%
Households 1.85% 0.98%
Families 0.0% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 355 6th
Population Density1 # 316 16th
Diversity Index2 # 253 33rd
Median Household Income # 186 51st
Per Capita Income # 164 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.