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Fossil, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Fossil had a population of 475 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Fossil is located at latitude 44.9982 and longitude -120.2161 in Wheeler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fossil 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.


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Fossil, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fossil, OR Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fossil, OR Wealth Index is 64
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 475 (100%)
Population in Households 463 (97.5%)
Population in Families 335 (70.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 606
Diversity Index2 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,946
Average Household Income $57,308
Per Capita Income $26,192
Wealth Index4 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $130,000
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.05% -0.51%
Households 0.1% -0.45%
Families 0.51% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Fossil, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fossil to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 263 31st
Population Density # 242 36th
Diversity Index # 161 57th
Median Household Income # 301 21st
Per Capita Income # 222 42nd

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