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The City of Island City had a population of 1,155 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Island City is located at latitude 45.341 and longitude -118.0447 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Island City encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,739 feet.

The City of Island City 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 Island City is located within La Grande Division of Union County.

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Island City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,155 (100%)
Population in Households 1,145 (99.1%)
Population in Families 935 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,174
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $61,102
Average Household Income $79,953
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $32,261
Wealth Index5 93


Total HU (Housing Units) 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $253,030
Average Home Value $287,779
Housing Affordability Index3 151


Total Households 464
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.08% 0.87%
Households 1.11% 0.89%
Families 0.23% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
Owner Occupied HU   1.14%

Island City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island City to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 203 47th
Population Density # 181 52nd
Median Household Income # 153 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 341 90th
Per Capita Income # 139 63rd
Diversity Index # 239 37th

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