The City of Fossil had a population of 447 as of July 1, 2015.
The primary coordinate point for Fossil is located at latitude 44.998 and longitude -120.2147 in Wheeler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fossil (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wheeler County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,661 feet.
The City of Fossil 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fossil population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
|Population in Households||434|
|Population in Familes||315|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||13|
|Average Household Size||2.02|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||265 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||143 (54.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||71 (26.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||50 (18.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$139,286|
|Average Home Value||$199,650|
|Median Household Income||$38,632|
|Average Household Income||$46,257|
|Per Capita Income||$21,420|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.4%|
|Per Capita Income||2.15%|
The table below compares Fossil to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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.
|Total Population||# 264||30th|
|Population Density1||# 248||34th|
|Diversity Index2||# 154||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 297||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 265||30th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.