Sisters, Oregon

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 3% trophy Sisters Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
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Top 6% Sisters Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Sisters, Oregon

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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Sisters Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Bend, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Deschutes
Standard Zip Codes 97759
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.291
Longitude -121.548

Sisters Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 42 to 83 F
Oct Temp 29 to 63 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 30 to 62 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 66 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 46 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 70.9 inches
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Sisters Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 959 100%
Male 475 49.5%
Female 484 50.5%
Under 18 250 26.1%
18+ 709 73.9%
65+ 133 13.9%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 919 95.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 1.6%
Other 13 1.4%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 44 4.6%

Estimated Sisters Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,212
Growth 253
Growth % 26.4%

Sisters 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
German 23%
English 16.5%
Irish 11.2%
US/American 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Italian 6%
Norwegian 5.3%
Scottish 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Swedish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Dutch 1.6%
European 1.4%
French Canadian 1.4%
Polish 1.3%
Danish 1%
Canadian 1%
Brazilian 1%
Celtic 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Black Butte (97759)
Black Butte Ranch (97759)
Tollgate (97759)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sisters 959 $43,977
Bend 52,029 $49,387
Culver 802 $34,063
Redmond 13,481 $41,481
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Sisters High Schools (2004)

Serves 502 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

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