Mosier, Oregon

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Mosier is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. The population was 410 at the 2000 census.



Mosier was first settled in 1854 and incorporated as a city in 1914. The building now known as the Post Office was at that time the bank, and the original safe is still intact on-site. Mosier School was built in 1920 and until 1963 was a 1st-12th grade 1A school. In January 2003, the Chenowith School District approved the charter application for Mosier Elementary to become a Charter School known as Mosier Community School.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (28.12%) is water.[3]

Eighteenmile Island is located a half-mile downstream of the city in the Columbia River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 410 people, 164 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.5 people per square mile (344.1/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 419.5/sq mi (160.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.61% White, 0.49% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.98% Pacific Islander, 8.54% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.15% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,028, and the median income for a family was $46,094. Males had a median income of $30,521 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,560. About 1.7% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

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