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Sisters, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Sisters had a population of 2,597 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sisters is located at latitude 44.2921 and longitude -121.5534 in Deschutes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sisters (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Deschutes County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,186 feet.

The City of Sisters (GNIS ID: 2411907) 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 Sisters is located within Sisters-Millican Division of Deschutes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sisters population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sisters, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,597
Daytime Population: Workers 2,239
Daytime Population: Residents 1,402
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,641
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 2,586
Population in Familes 2,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,383
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $55,871
Average Household Income $70,567
Per Capita Income $29,541


Total Housing Units 1,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $341,667
Average Home Value $424,275


Total Households 1,072
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 690
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.4% 2.72%
Households 3.3% 2.7%
Families 3.0% 2.61%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Sisters, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sisters to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 133 65th
Population Density # 162 57th
Diversity Index # 276 28th
Median Household Income # 108 72nd
Per Capita Income # 103 73rd

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