Powers, Oregon

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Powers Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Powers Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Powers Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Powers, Oregon

Comparing Powers 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 2
People Above Poverty 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 5 2

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Powers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 195 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Coos
Standard Zip Codes 97466
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.883
Longitude -124.071

Powers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station POWERS
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 54 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Station ILLAHE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 50 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 52 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 80.8 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 71 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
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Powers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 734 100%
Male 364 49.6%
Female 370 50.4%
Under 18 177 24.1%
18+ 557 75.9%
65+ 160 21.8%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 617 84.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 48 6.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 63 8.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.3%

Estimated Powers Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 754
Growth 20
Growth % 2.7%

Powers 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) 18.5%
US/American 13.1%
German 12.5%
Irish 12.5%
English 8.3%
European 4.6%
Scottish 4.6%
Swedish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Dutch 2.8%
Polish 2.6%
Norwegian 2.2%
Italian 1.4%
Celtic 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Turkish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Powers 734 $23,750
Bandon 2,833 $37,188
Coquille 4,184 $35,144
Myrtle Point 2,451 $31,120
Port Orford 1,153 $29,653

Powers Public Libraries

Hazel M. Lewis Library
511 3RD AVE.
Powers, Oregon
(541) 439-5311

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Powers High Schools (2004)

Serves 78 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

Powers Colleges

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