Falls City, Oregon

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Falls City, Oregon

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Falls City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Falls City Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Falls City, Oregon

Comparing Falls City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Racial Diversity 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Falls City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 97344
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.866
Longitude -123.434

Falls City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 67.2 inches
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 39 F
Apr Temp 32 to 45 F
Jul Temp 49 to 65 F
Oct Temp 40 to 53 F
Annual Precip 120.8 inches
Station DALLAS 2 NE
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
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Falls City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 966 100%
Male 462 47.8%
Female 504 52.2%
Under 18 299 31%
18+ 667 69%
65+ 140 14.5%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.25
White 897 92.9%
African-American 9 0.9%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.7%
Other 10 1%
Mixed Race 31 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 3.6%

Estimated Falls City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,014
Growth 48
Growth % 5%

Falls City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.1%
Irish 11.3%
US/American 10.5%
German 10%
English 9.7%
Norwegian 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Scottish 3.7%
Italian 3.2%
Russian 3.1%
European 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Danish 1.6%
British 1%
Swedish 1%
Greek 1%
French Canadian 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Falls City 966 $36,528
Adair Village 536 $51,667
Dallas 12,459 $45,156
Independence 6,035 $40,466
Monmouth 7,741 $48,600
Sheridan 3,570 $39,858
Willamina 1,844 $37,250

Falls City Public Libraries

Wagner Community Library
Falls City, Oregon
(503) 787-3521

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Falls City High Schools (2004)

Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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