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Sisters, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Sisters had a population of 2,509 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sisters is located at latitude 44.2921 and longitude -121.5534 in Deschutes County. 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. Deschutes County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,186 feet.

The City of Sisters (GNIS ID: 2411907) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sisters is located within Sisters-Millican Division of Deschutes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sisters 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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Sisters, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,509
Population in Households 2,499
Population in Familes 1,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,045
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 345 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $339,063
Average Home Value $432,785


Median Household Income $50,439
Average Household Income $63,587
Per Capita Income $26,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.38% 2.86%
Households 3.42% 2.82%
Families 3.05% 2.68%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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 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 # 134 65th
Population Density1 # 167 56th
Diversity Index2 # 272 28th
Median Household Income # 151 60th
Per Capita Income # 131 66th

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