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Fossil, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Fossil is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wheeler County at latitude 44.998 and longitude -120.2147. Wheeler County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,661 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Fossil 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 Fossil (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 460
Population in Households 447
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 583
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $133,974
Average Home Value $200,839
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,843
Average Household Income $54,395
Per Capita Income $25,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.65% -0.57%
Households -0.32% -0.46%
Families 0.56% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.64%
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.

Fossil, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fossil 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 # 260 31st
Population Density1 # 247 35th
Diversity Index2 # 162 57th
Median Household Income # 251 34th
Per Capita Income # 131 66th

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