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Island City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Island City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Union County at latitude 45.3359 and longitude -118.0493. Union County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,739 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Island City 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 Island City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 993
Population in Households 986
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,014
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $157,738
Average Home Value $187,500


Median Household Income $38,945
Average Household Income $51,279
Per Capita Income $20,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% -0.14%
Households 0.23% -0.1%
Families -1.37% -0.36%
Median Household Income   5.38%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Island City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island City 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 # 211 44th
Population Density1 # 194 49th
Diversity Index2 # 248 34th
Median Household Income # 286 24th
Per Capita Income # 253 33rd

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