Nehalem Community Profile

PO Box 143, Nehalem, OR 97131
Phone 503-368-5627 • Fax 503-368-4175
• E-Mail: nehalemch@nehalemtel.net

City Location

County(ies): Tillamook    Incorporated in 1899
Location: Northwest Oregon, along the Oregon Coast
Nearest Major Highway and Distance: Hwy 101 | local
Nearest Major City and Distance:
Tillamook | 26 miles, Estimated Drive Time: 40 minutes
Distance to Portland: 100 miles

Source: Oregon Department of Transportation, State of Oregon Map; Oregon Blue Book


Recreational Amenities

Hunting, fishing, crabbing, charter fishing, kayaking, skateboard ramp, swimming, golf, camping, state parks, horseback riding, swimming pool, Teen Center, gymnasium, crafts fair (July), Art’s Festival (August), boat rentals, 2 miles to ocean beaches, nature trail, bicycling, Christmas Bizarre.

Planning a vacation or a tour through an area of Oregon? Visit the Oregon Tourism Commission's web site at http://www.traveloregon.com/ for more information.

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce, local convention and visitor bureau


Climate

Elevation: 8'      Measurement Location: Tillamook

Temperature:
Monthly Ave. Low: 36°F           Monthly Ave. High: 69°F
Hottest Month: September                   Coldest Month: January
Driest Month: July                    Wettest Month: December
Average annual precipitation: 88.650"

Humidity (Hour 10, local time):
Average July afternoon humidity: 75%
Average January afternoon humidity: 84%

Source: Oregon Climate Service

Information in the Community Profiles was derived from many sources, including local, state and federal sources. The Oregon Business Development Department cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions. Questions and comments may be directed to the department by telephone 503-986-0123, by fax 503-581-5115 or by email biz.info@state.or.us.


Profile Topics

Climate
Population
Community Age Groups
Housing
Industries and Products
Demographic Data
5 Largest Employers
Economic Development Orgs
Education
Financial Institutions
Taxes
Business Taxes
Public Safety
Community Communications
Planning/Zoning
Water Supply
Wastewater Treatment System
Telecommunications
Natural Gas & Electrical
Transportation


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Demographics

Population

1990200020052006
City of Nehalem232 203 210 215
Tillamook County 21,570 24,262 25,205 25,530
Sources: 1990, 2000 US Census; 2205, 2006 Center for Population Research and Census, Portland State University. 0 indicates data is unavailable.


Tillamook County 1,125 sq miles   23 persons/sq mile Sources: figures based on 2006 PSU population estimates;
Oregon Bluebook county square mileage





Community Age Groups


1970198019902000
Under 5 years0 0 14 10

5-19 years0 0 40 45

20-44 years0 0 73 54

45-64 years0 0 53 49

65+ years0 0 52 45

Median Age0 0 44 42.1

Source: US Census, 0 or N/A indicates data is not available. Median value is the middle value, not an average.

Housing

Total Housing Units1970198019902000Median Value of
Owner-Occupied
Housing, 2000
City of Nehalem88 114 134 129 $140,100
Tillamook County 6,909 10,582 13,324 15,906 $143,900


City of Nehalem 2000 Housing Breakout:Also visit Housing and
Community Services Web Site:
Vacancy Rate:28.68%
Median Owner Cost

http://www.hcs.state.or.us/
Owner Occupied:137
(mortgaged):$870

Renter Occupied:47
Median Gross Rent:$580

Source: US Census. Median value is the middle value, not an average.

Economic Development and Employment

Principal Industries of the County(ies):
Tillamook County—Agriculture, lumber, recreation and tourism, food processing

Source: Oregon Employment Department, Covered Employment and Payroll Reports, 1998

Agricultural Products of the Area (Top 3 largest gross farm sales):
Tillamook County—Diary products, specialty products, cattle and calves

Source: Oregon State University, Extension Economic Information Office

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the County:
Tillamook County 49


Source: Oregon Employment Department, Covered Employment and Payroll Reports, 1998

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the City: 3
Source: City Administration


Economic Indicators


Tillamook CountyOregon

20012002200020012002


Population24,60024,6003,421,3993,471,7003,504,700
Labor Force11,44211,7751,802,9381,793,7731,840,133
Total Employment1,715,4531,679,9141,701,390
Unemployment62470487,485113,859138,743
Unemployment Rate5.5%6%4.9%6.3%7.5%
Non-Farm Payroll Employment7,9008,0101,606,8001,596,1001,572,500
Total Covered Employment8,0788,0941,607,9441,596,9431,573,083
Total Covered Payroll
($ thousands county/
$ millions state)
$197,965$205,603$52,701$53,021$52,989
Ave. Annual Payroll Per Employee$24,507$25,402$32,776$33,202$33,684
Number of Business Units822815108,432111,353113,097
Total Personal Income ($ millions)$605,788$630,328$94,999$98,500$101,358
Annual Per Capita Personal Income$$25,734$27,649$28,40028,792
Assessed Value of Property ($ millions)$0$3,209$198,911$210,435$219,878
Residential Construction
  Building Permits
  Value ($ thousands)





275
$33,531

155
$26,263

19,877
$2,533

21,049
$2,985

22,186
$3,347
Travel Expenditures ($ millions)$0$189,100$6,133$6,128$6,208
Travel-Related Employment02,69089,80091,10090,200



 Preliminary Data
Sources: Oregon Employment Department; Center for Population Research & Census, PSU; U.S. Census Bureau; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Oregon Tourism Commission; Oregon Department of Revenue; Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

5 Largest Employers, Public and Private as of February, 2003

Employer—Product/ServiceNumber of
Employees
Garibaldi Dry Dock, Inc.—Boat Building & Repair 65

Hoy Bros. Fish & Crab Co.—Seafood 30

Nehalem Telephone & Telegraph—Telecommunications 15

Nehalem Bay Ready Mix—Ready Mix Concrete 6

Nehalem Bay Wine Co.—Wine 4

Source: City Administration

Oregon Employment Labor Market Information

This link takes you to the Oregon Employment Department, Labor Market Analysis database. County information can be obtained here. http://olmis.emp.state.or.us/—Click on Regional Information.




Local and Regional Economic Development Organizations

City of Nehalem 503-368-5627

Port of Garibaldi—http://www.portofgaribaldi@oregoncoast.com/ 503-322-3292

Port of Nehalem 503-368-7212

Port of Tillamook Bay—http://www.potb.org/ 503-842-2413

Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District 503-397-3099

Nehalem Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 503-368-5100

Economic Development Council of Tillamook County—http://www.edctc.com/ 503-842-2236

Economic & Community Development Department Regional Development Officer—http://econ.oregon.gov/ 503-229-5117

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department

Education/Workforce


Public and Private Schools K–12

Public School District:
Neah-Kah-Nie School District 56
504 N Third
PO Box 28
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136-0028
Phone: 503-355-2222
Fax: 503-355-3434
Web site: http://www.neahkanhie.k12.or.us/


Staff and Enrollments:
District Certified Staff: reported October 2000—65
Total District Enrollment: reported October 2001—812

Other Schools in the School District (Private, Parochial)
To see if there are private and/or parochial schools in this district please visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/pubs/directory/

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Community Colleges and Public Universities

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For a list of public and private educational institutions in Oregon visit http://www.oregon4biz.com/ed.htm.


Workforce

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department Workforce Advocate 503–986–0207, or visit http://www.oregon4biz.com/workforce.htm. Locate local workforce assistance at http://www.worksourceoregon.org/.


Financial Information


Financial Institutions

Commercial Banks: 0   Savings and Loans: 0   Credit Unions: 0

Source: City Administration

Taxes

Sales Tax Oregon has no general sales tax.

Property Tax
Property—Who pays? Owners of real and business personal property, according to the assessed value of taxable residential, commercial, farm, industrial, utility and timber property.

County assessors use permanent rates set for all taxing districts in fiscal year 1997–98, when taxes were significantly reduced with a statewide average 17 percent cut in tax levies. Certain types of levies are outside this reduction. The tax rates cannot exceed $15 per $1,000 of real market value. For 1997–98, all property was valued by county assessors at 90 percent of the July 1, 1995, levels. For subsequent years, assessed values are limited to a 3 percent annual growth rate. Construction since July 1, 1995, is valued at the average rate of similar properties in the area. Business personal property requires annual filing. One–third payment is due by November 15. If fully paid by November 15, a 3 percent discount is allowed. Special exemptions, tax relief programs and deferrals are available. For more information contact the Tillamook County assessor’s office at 503–842–3400.


Tax rates are representative of the largest tax code in the city. The rates are expressed as tax liability per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Tillamook County
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1997-98$9.95
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1998-99$9.58
Average 1999 Housing Value$20,099
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1997-98$0
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1998-99$192.54
Average School rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . $4.92

Average Non-School Rate 1998-99. . . . $5.10

Average City Rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . . $0.90



Business Taxes
Property—see above

Income—Corporations doing or authorized to do business in Oregon pay excise tax. Corporations not doing or authorized to do business, but having income from an Oregon source, pay income tax. For more information contact the Oregon Department of Revenue, 955 Center St., NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503–378–4988, http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Unemployment Insurance—Employers pay this. For 2002, new employers are assigned a fixed rate of 3 percent of taxable wage base. Tax rates for existing employers are based on employers' experience and range from 1 percent to 5.4 percent of taxable wage base. Taxes are paid quarterly and are due by the end of the month following the quarter. In 2002, the tax is paid on the first $25,000 of wages paid to each employee. The rate schedule in effect depends on the balance in the Trust Fund as of August 31 each year and the amount of revenue needed to maintain the balance at a level adequate to pay benefits. For more information contact the Oregon Employment Department, 875 Union St., NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503–947–1488, web http://www.employment.oregon.gov/.

Utilities, Railroad, Weight-mile—Who pays? All railroads and investor-owned utilities operating with the state pay an annual fee. For-hire and private motor carriers operating into, within and through the state pay weight-mile taxes. Rates—limit of .25 percent of gross operating revenues of investor-owned utilities; .25 percent charged on 2002 revenues. Limit of .35 percent on gross operating revenues of railroads; .267 percent charged in 2002 revenues. Applications, plate fees and per-mile rates dependent on declared combined weight of vehicle. For more information contact the Oregon Public Utility Commission, 550 Capitol St., NE, Suite 215, Salem, OR 97301–2551, 503–378–6611, web http://www.oregon.gov/PUC/; Oregon Department of Transportation, Rail Section, 555 13th St., NE, Salem, OR 97310–1333, 503–986–4125, web http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RAIL/; Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transport Branch, 550 Capitol St., NE, Salem, OR 97301–3871, 503–378–6699, web http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/.


Incentives
Oregon's Business Incentives.

Miscellaneous
Motor Vehicle Licensing, Driver Licensing, Fuels—Who pays? Owners and operators of motor vehicles. Oil companies importing fuels. Truckers using Oregon highways. Fees—Registration fees, driver license fees and renewals (contact the Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services division 503–945–5000, web http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/

Hunting and Fishing Licenses—contact Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, PO Box 59, Portland, OR 97207, general information 503–872–5268, licenses/tags/permits 503–872–5275, web http://www.dfw.state.or.us/.

Amusement Device Tax—An excise tax is imposed upon every person who operates an amusement device in Oregon. An amusement device is a video lottery game terminal. More information from the Oregon Lottery Commission, 500 Airport Rd SE, Salem, 97301, web http://www.oregonlottery.org/.

Emergency Communications (9–1–1) Tax—Telephone companies providing local exchange access services in Oregon Collect this tax from their customers. The tax, which is $0.75 per line per month, is reported and paid quarterly. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Hazardous Substance Fee—Paid by possessors of nonpetroleum hazardous substance. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Petroleum Load Fee—Paid by petroleum suppliers and importers to Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Timber Severance Tax—Paid by timber owners on harvested timber’s value. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Forest Products Harvest Tax—Paid on timber cut from any land in Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Dry Cleaning Tax—Paid by operators of dry cleaning facilities. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Alcoholic Beverages—Manufacturers and/or import wholesalers of malt beverages and wines pay a privilege tax. Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines pay license fees. Employees who serve alcoholic beverages pay for service permits. For more information contact the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, PO Box 22297, Portland, OR 97222, 503–872–5000 or 1–800–452–6522 (in Oregon), web http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/.

Tobacco Products—Cigarette and tobacco products distributors are required to purchase tax stamps for cigarettes or pay a percentage of the wholesale price on other tobacco products. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Transit Payroll Tax–paid by employers in the Tri-Met (Portland area) and Lane Transit District (Eugene) for mass transit systems. Administered by the Department of Revenue, web http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Many local governments in Oregon collect other taxes, such as hotel-motel taxes. Contact the city or county in which you are interested for more complete information about taxes in that area.

Source: Oregon Department of Revenue, “A Summary of Taxes,” January 2002; County information–County Assessor’s Office

Community Services and Resources


Public Safety/Emergency Services

Fire Station(s) serving community: Nehalem Fire Department, 1 station
Number of paid and volunteer firefighters: 24
Rating by Insurance Services Organization (ISO): 5-5-9*
Comments: *ISO rating-last numbers reported (2000)
Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon Fire Service Resource Directory 2000; Fire Department

Police Department: Tillamook County Sheriff
Number of paid and reserve officers: 3 local


Nearest Hospital and distance: Tillamook County General Hospital, 24 miles in Tillamook
Regional Hospital and distance: Tillamook County General Hospital, 24 miles in Tillamook
Emergency services to community: Ambulance Service, Life Flight Service
General Clinic(s): 1

Source: City Administration

Communications Resources

Local Newspapers: The North Coast Citizen

Regional Newspapers: Headlight-Herald (Tillamook)

Radio Stations: KTIL (Tillamook)

TV Stations: None

Available Cable Television: Charter Cable Communications

Telephone Service Provider(s): Nehalem Telephone & Telegraph

Local Internet Service Provider(s): Yes
Number of Internet Service Providers: 1
Source: City Administration

Library System
"Book Mobile" through Tillamook County Library

Source: City Administration

Planning Service/Regulatory

Regulatory SystemYear AcknowledgedYear Last
Revised
Year of Periodic ReviewComments
Comprehensive Plan1980 1999 2000 Exempt from periodic review
Zoning Ordinance
2002

Building Permit System


N/A
Subdivision Ordinance
2002

Strategic Plan





Territory Covered by Zoning
Municipality Yes     County No
Source: City Administration

Industrial Lands
Does the Community seek industrial development? No
Access Statewide industrial lands database—http://www.oregonprospector.com/
Source: Economic and Community Development Department

Special Districts and Associations (ports, water, sewer, etc.)
Name of Special District and the Oregon Revised Statute it was created under:
Beaver Water District, ORS; Big Nestucca Drainage District; Cloverdale Sanitary District; Cloverdale Water District; East Side Irrigation District; Fairview Water District; Garibaldi R.F.P.D.; Kilchis Water District; Little Nestucca Drainage District; Long Prairie Water District; Neah-Kah-Nie Water District; Nedonna R.F.P.D.; Nehalem Bay Health District; Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency; Nehalem R.F.P.D.; Neskowin Regional Water District; Nestucca R.F.P.D.; Netarts R.F.P.D.; Netarts Water District; Netarts-Oceanside Sanitary District; North Side Big Nestucca Drainage; Oceanside R.F.P.D.; Oceanside Water District; Pacific City Sanitary District; Pacific City Water District; Port of Garibaldi; Port of Nehalem; Port of Tillamook Bay; Solid Waste Disposal Service District; South Prairie Drainage District; Stillwell Drainage District; Tillamook County Emergency Communications District; Tillamook County 4-H and Extension Service District; Tillamook County E.S.D.; Tillamook County S.W.C.D.; Tillamook Drainage District; Tillamook Fire District; Tillamook People’s Utility District; Tone Water District; Trask Drainage District; Twin Rocks Sanitary District; Twin Rocks Water District; Watseco-Barview Water District; Wilson River Water District

Special Districts Association of Oregon—727 Center St., NE Salem, OR 97301, 503–371–8667 or 800–285–5461 http://www.sdao.com/
Source: City Administration

Infrastructure/Transportation


Water Supply

Operator: Don Davidson, Public Works
District: City of Nehalem
Source: Surface Water; Bob’s Creek
Supply: Treated; Capacity (MGD)–1.6; Pressure (PSI)–96.00

Current Water Utilization on Meter Size (MGD): 45.00-96.00 MGD
Water Costs per thousand gallons: Base rate per/thousand = $4.75; $6.75/1,000 gal outside city, $27/4,000 gal outside city
Water Costs for Total Consumption of Residential: Based on 7,000 gallons =$33.25

Age of Water System: 1949

Water System Comment(s): System Development charges based on formula; Hook up fees range from $2,755-$2,991; Other fees: $2.05/1,000 gal over 4,000 gal base

Compliance Issues: System is compliant with Safe Drinking Water Act

Water debt repayment included as part of tax assessment? No

Date of Current Master Plan: 1996

Plans for Upgrading or Expanding: 1.5 million gallon reservoir completed. Under construction of 8 inch, 3900 foot water line.
Source: City Administration

Wastewater Treatment System

Operator: Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency, Jim Goble, Mgr          Age of Wastewater Collection System: 1976
District: Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency

System Design Capacity (MGD): 0.33-1.68 MGD     System Utilization (MGD): 0.28 MGD
Collection System Fees: $18/month    Hook-up or Connection Fee: None
Access Fee or System Development Fee: $2617.00 per equivalent dwelling unit to decrease in July 2002 to $2513.00

Comment(s) on Wastewater System:

Compliance Issues: None

Date of Last Facility Plan:

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Storm Drain: Yes    Storm Water Discharge Fee:
Fees or issues related to storm drains: No fee assessed
Source: City Administration

Utilities

Telecommunications
Is there access to broadband
infrastructure?
Yes

If yes, check all that apply:
Fiberoptic

Is there route diversity? No
AccessMonthly FeeOther Fee
T1 Yes 360.13 195.00-install
DSL Yes 35.95 95.00-install
Cable No

For Oregon Telecommunications information and resources, visit http://www.oregon4biz.com/inn.htm.

Natural Gas—Provider: None
Lines and Feed:

Rate Structure:

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:


Electrical—Provider: Tillamook People’s Utility District
Lines and Feed:

Rate Structure Residential: $14/month + $6.57 /kwh

Commerical small company: $18/month + first 12,000 kw $6.35, all remaining kw $4.10
Commerical large company: $35/month = over 50 kw $4.50/kwh


Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Solid Waste Management: Waste Management

Permit Status:

Utility Expansion Plans:

Utilities Source: City Administration; PGE information supplied by PGE. Note: We update utility rates periodically. Actual rates may change more often than that. For the most current rate for any carrier please consult the Public Utilities Commission web site at http://www.puc.state.or.us/commsion/default.htm Click on the Statistics 200x label (x being the most recent year).


Transportation

Highways Hwy 101 N/S route, local access   Transportation Access Fee: $0

Community Air Service No
If no local service, list closest Air Facility
Air Passenger Service: No
Airport Freight Service: No
Manzanita Airport, 3 miles
Air Service Comments:

Rail Service: No 
Freight Service:     Passenger Service:
If no local service, list closest Rail Service: Branch line 1 mile; hub 26 miles

Marine Yes
Description: Nehalem Bay
Docks, Port Facilities: 2 public docks, 1 mile to boat launch
Plans for Upgrade/Expansion: yes


Transportation issues which might confront development, such as non-attainment air shed, etc.: Tillamook Court, Transportation District Bus Service

Public Transportation Comment:

Bus Service Available in the Community: Yes Tillamook Co. Transportation District
Scheduled Bus Service Available: Yes    Buses Per Day: 4
Local Charter Services: No 
Distance to Nearest Bus Service: local miles

Trucking Service
Scheduled Freight Carrier Services: No  nearest carrier 26 miles
Overnight Express Parcel Service Available: Yes UPS, Federal Express
Overnight Express Mail Service Available: Yes
Transportation Comments:

For more information relating to transportation topics please visit the Department of Transportation web site. Airports (maps and general information) http://www.tripcheck.com/About/airport.htm; Bicycle and Pedestrian Route information http://www.tripcheck.com/About/bicycle.htm; Public Transportation, bus and rail http://www.tripcheck.com/About/busrail.htm.

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce (proprietary information)