Fossil is a city located in Wheeler County Oregon. Fossil has a 2020 population of 417. It is also the county seat of Wheeler County. Fossil is currently declining at a rate of -1.65% annually and its population has decreased by -12.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 475 in 2010.
The average household income in Fossil is $39,481 with a poverty rate of 16.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $733 per month, and the median house value is $125,400. The median age in Fossil is 64.2 years, 62.4 years for males, and 64.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fossilwas:
95.93% of Fossil residents speak only English, while 4.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.80% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Fossil is White, with 14.16% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Fossil is Multiple, with 67.74% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.03%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Fossil
97.39% of Fossil residents were born in the United States, with 70.38% having been born in Oregon. 2.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.