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Nyssa, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Nyssa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Malheur County at latitude 43.8779 and longitude -116.9956. Malheur County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,178 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Nyssa 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 Nyssa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,259
Population in Households 3,249
Population in Familes 2,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,103
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 1,048
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 662 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $84,057
Average Home Value $105,787


Median Household Income $35,628
Average Household Income $40,727
Per Capita Income $13,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% -0.23%
Households -0.07% -0.21%
Families 0.19% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Nyssa, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nyssa 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 # 120 68th
Population Density1 # 115 70th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 326 14th
Per Capita Income # 371 2nd

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