Fossil, Oregon

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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

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  • 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
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
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
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Fossil Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 469 100%
Male 222 47.3%
Female 247 52.7%
Under 18 85 18.1%
18+ 384 81.9%
65+ 128 27.3%
Median Age 51.5
Average Family Size 2.73
White 442 94.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1.3%
Other 10 2.1%
Mixed Race 9 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 3.6%

Estimated Fossil Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 435
Growth -34
Growth % -7.2%

Fossil 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) 17.6%
English 16.2%
German 15.8%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 9.7%
Scottish 6.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.7%
Norwegian 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Italian 2.2%
Hungarian 1.8%
Danish 1.4%
Finnish 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
European 1.4%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.4%
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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)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fossil 469 $37,125
Condon 759 $40,000
Spray 140 $24,500

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Fossil High Schools (2004)

600 B ST
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

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