Fossil, Oregon Population 2022

417
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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.

Fossil Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fossilwas:

  • White: 92.65%
  • Two or more races: 7.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fossil, Oregon is 417 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 417.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 475.

Fossil, Oregon Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39192.65%
Two or More Races317.35%
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Fossil Population by Race

Fossil Population Pyramid 2022

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Fossil Median Age

59.8


Total

46.4


Male

64.5


Female

Fossil Adults

There are 359 adults, (177 of whom are seniors) in Fossil.

Fossil Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

97.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fossil Sex Ratio

Female

231

54.74%

Male

191

45.26%

Fossil Population by Age

Fossil Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fossil Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.5%8.5%
All83.7%16.3%
Non Family79.1%20.9%
Female70.6%29.4%

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fossil Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2331.8183.7
Married712.4291.5
Male164.44100
Female172.2970.6
Non Family1291.0979.1

2.71

Average Family Size

1.81

Average Household Size

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Fossil Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade3811.08%
High School Graduate10530.61%
Some College10129.45%
Associates Degree216.12%
Bachelors Degree5516.03%
Graduate Degree236.71%
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Fossil Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fossil Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30726978
2+ Races2525
Hispanic1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.41%.

Fossil Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,143$44,773$
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$45,000$60,268$16,250
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,143

Average Earnings

$44,773

Average Male

$

Average Female

Fossil Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fossil Language by Age

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Fossil Language

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.

Fossil Language

Fossil Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3464914.16%
OtherNaN%
Multiple312167.74%

16.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.14%

Male Poverty Rate

18.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fossil

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%.

Fossil Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.16%
High School29.52%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Fossil Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed6.76%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Fossil Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fossil Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,795$44,644
Families$45,714$55,837
Married Families--
Non Families$40,341$35,620
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Income by Household Type

Fossil Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fossil Married by Age and Sex

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Fossil Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Fossil Marital Status by Race

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Fossil Marital Status

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51

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War6
Vietnam43
Korea2
World War II

Fossil Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 546
55 to 64
65 to 7429
75+16

Fossil Veterans by Age

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Fossil Veterans by Race

Fossil Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fossil Veterans by Education

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39.8%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fossil Employment by Age

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Fossil Employment by Race

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Fossil Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.38%

Born in Fossil

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

2.61%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Fossil Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20104750.00%
2011466-9-1.89%
2012463-3-0.64%
2013453-10-2.16%
2014445-8-1.77%
2015438-7-1.57%
2016435-3-0.68%
201744492.07%
201844510.23%
2019438-7-1.57%
2020431-7-1.60%
2021424-7-1.62%
2022417-7-1.65%

Fossil Population by Year