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Nyssa, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Nyssa had a population of 3,198 as of July 1, 2016. Nyssa ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nyssa is located at latitude 43.8779 and longitude -116.9956 in Malheur County. 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. Malheur County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,178 feet.

The City of Nyssa (GNIS ID: 2411286) 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 Nyssa is located within Nyssa Division of Malheur County.

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


Total Population 3,198
Population in Households 3,188
Population in Familes 2,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,063
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 1,031
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 748
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 634 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $99,138
Average Home Value $151,651


Median Household Income $38,037
Average Household Income $46,520
Per Capita Income $14,962
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.47%
Households -0.31% -0.45%
Families -0.21% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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 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 # 123 68th
Population Density1 # 116 70th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 306 19th
Per Capita Income # 372 2nd

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