Sisters, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sisters, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Sisters is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Deschutes County at latitude 44.2921 and longitude -121.5534. Deschutes County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,186 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Sisters, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sisters, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sisters indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sisters (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,200
Population in Households 2,190
Population in Familes 1,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,175
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 924
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 596
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 412 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $253,261
Average Home Value $321,575


Median Household Income $48,367
Average Household Income $64,781
Per Capita Income $27,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.82% 2.09%
Households 2.07% 2.2%
Families 1.61% 2.0%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
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.


Sisters, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sisters 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 # 140 63rd
Population Density1 # 176 54th
Diversity Index2 # 259 32nd
Median Household Income # 166 56th
Per Capita Income # 84 78th

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