Fossil, OR

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Fossil Profile


Overview

Fossil is a tiny city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 447 people and just one neighborhood, Fossil is the 207th largest community in Oregon.

Occupations and Workforce

Fossil is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fossil is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fossil who work in management occupations (15.56%), business and financial occupations (15.56%), and teaching (14.07%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Fossil has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fossil has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fossil has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fossil than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fossil may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fossil spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Fossil has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly a streetcar - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

Fossil Demographics

The citizens of Fossil are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.74% of adults in Fossil having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fossil in 2018 was $24,498, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,992 for a family of four. However, Fossil contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fossil is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fossil home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fossil residents report their race to be White. Fossil also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fossil include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Fossil is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OR* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Condon Elementary School
220 S East St
Condon, OR 97823
KG-08
Condon High School
210 E Bayard St
Condon, OR 97823
09-12
Fossil Charter School
600 B St
Fossil, OR 97830
KG-12
Mitchell School
340 Se High St
Mitchell, OR 97750
KG-12
Spray School
303 Park Ave
Spray, OR 97874
KG-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

FOSSIL SD 21J


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Oregon

(10 is best)

Better than of OR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 4.3% 45.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.3% 38.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 7.2%

Educational Expenditures

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MITCHELL SD 55


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Oregon

(10 is best)

Better than of OR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 1.6% 45.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.2% 38.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.3% 7.2%

Educational Expenditures

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SPRAY SD 1


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Oregon

(10 is best)

Better than of OR school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 45.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 38.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 7.2%

Educational Expenditures

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