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Nyssa, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Nyssa had a population of 3,117 as of July 1, 2017. Nyssa ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nyssa is located at latitude 43.8779 and longitude -116.9956 in Malheur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nyssa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Malheur County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,178 feet.

The City of Nyssa (GNIS ID: 2411286) 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 Nyssa is located within Nyssa Division of Malheur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nyssa 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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Nyssa, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,117
Daytime Population: Workers 1,760
Daytime Population: Residents 1,831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,591
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 3,107
Population in Familes 2,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 2,011
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $37,994
Average Household Income $47,214
Per Capita Income $15,156


Total Housing Units 1,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $96,070
Average Home Value $145,727


Total Households 1,004
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 729
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.65% -0.58%
Households -0.63% -0.58%
Families -0.54% -0.67%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Nyssa, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nyssa 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 # 126 67th
Population Density # 117 69th
Diversity Index # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 314 17th
Per Capita Income # 371 2nd

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