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People

Total Population 401
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 44.9%
Employed Population 16+ 159
Age of the Population 62

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,375
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 22.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.2%
Median Gross Rent $554
Median House Value $86,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
US/American 0%
English 20.9%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fossil Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles NE of Bend, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Wheeler
Standard Zip Codes 97830
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.998
Longitude -120.215

Fossil Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FOSSIL
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 47 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station ANTELOPE 1 NW
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 63 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
Station MITCHELL 2 NW
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 11.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fossil, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kinzua (97830)

Mayville (97830)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Condon 561 $58,036
Spray 148 $34,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fossil Public Libraries

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401 MAIN STREET
Fossil, Oregon
(541) 763-2046

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Fossil High Schools

WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL
600 B ST
541-763-4146
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

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