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 (GNIS ID: 2410533) 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 Fossil is located within Fossil Division of Wheeler County.
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.