Yoncalla Community Profile

PO Box 508, Yoncalla, OR 97499
Phone 541-849-2152 • Fax 541-949-2552
• E-Mail: yoncalla@rosenet.net

City Location

County(ies): Douglas    Incorporated in 1901
Location: Southwest Oregon
Nearest Major Highway and Distance: I-5 | 2 miles
Nearest Major City and Distance:
Roseburg | 29 miles, Estimated Drive Time: 30 minutes
Distance to Portland: 144 miles

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

Recreational Amenities

Yoncalla Summer Festival, North Douglas County Fair, Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration, fishing on main stem Umpqua River, 30 miles to amateur speedway, summer baseball weekend tournament, Wildlife Safari Game Park, numerous vineyards, Umpqua National Forest, Graffiti Weekend, Wildflower Show, Crater Lake National Park, Umpqua Valley Arts Festival, Diamond Lake.

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


Elevation: 354'      Measurement Location: Drain

Monthly Ave. Low: 34°F           Monthly Ave. High: 83°F
Hottest Month: August                  Coldest Month: January
Driest Month: July                    Wettest Month: December
Average annual precipitation: 46.170"

Humidity (Hour 10, local time):
Average July afternoon humidity: 45%
Average January afternoon humidity: 88%

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

Community Age Groups
Industries and Products
Demographic Data
5 Largest Employers
Economic Development Orgs
Financial Institutions
Business Taxes
Public Safety
Community Communications
Water Supply
Wastewater Treatment System
Natural Gas & Electrical

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City of Yoncalla919 1,052 1,090 1,100
Douglas County 94,649 100,399 102,905 103,815
Sources: 1990, 2000 US Census; 2205, 2006 Center for Population Research and Census, Portland State University. 0 indicates data is unavailable.

Douglas County 5,071 sq miles   20 persons/sq mile Sources: figures based on 2006 PSU population estimates;
Oregon Bluebook county square mileage

Community Age Groups

Under 5 years0 0 74 70

5-19 years0 0 174 238

20-44 years0 0 322 325

45-64 years0 0 161 248

65+ years0 0 158 171

Median Age0 0 33 38.4

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


Total Housing Units1970198019902000Median Value of
Housing, 2000
City of Yoncalla204 329 377 431 $73,100
Douglas County 19,948 32,324 38,298 43,284 $104,800

City of Yoncalla 2000 Housing Breakout:Also visit Housing and
Community Services Web Site:
Vacancy Rate:6.03%
Median Owner Cost

Owner Occupied:331

Renter Occupied:140
Median Gross Rent:$501

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

Economic Development and Employment

Principal Industries of the County(ies):
Douglas County—Timber, mining, agriculture

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

Agricultural Products of the Area (Top 3 largest gross farm sales):
Douglas County—Specialty products, cattle and calves vegetable crops

Source: Oregon State University, Extension Economic Information Office

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the County:
Douglas County 292

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

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the City: 2
Source: City Administration

Economic Indicators

Douglas CountyOregon


Labor Force46,31547,1411,802,9381,793,7731,840,133
Total Employment1,715,4531,679,9141,701,390
Unemployment Rate9%8.9%4.9%6.3%7.5%
Non-Farm Payroll Employment37,36037,6201,606,8001,596,1001,572,500
Total Covered Employment37,11137,4191,607,9441,596,9431,573,083
Total Covered Payroll
($ thousands county/
$ millions state)
Ave. Annual Payroll Per Employee$27,278$28,445$32,776$33,202$33,684
Number of Business Units2,8132,857108,432111,353113,097
Total Personal Income ($ millions)$236,613$249,569$94,999$98,500$101,358
Annual Per Capita Personal Income$$24,644$27,649$28,40028,792
Assessed Value of Property ($ millions)$0$6,214$198,911$210,435$219,878
Residential Construction
  Building Permits
  Value ($ thousands)





Travel Expenditures ($ millions)$0$211,700$6,133$6,128$6,208
Travel-Related Employment03,74089,80091,10090,200

 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 November, 2000

Employer—Product/ServiceNumber of
North Douglas Wood Products (Drain)—Wood Products 70

American Laminator/Duco-Lam, Inc. (Drain)—Laminated Beams 65

Jim Thorp Lumber Products—Wood Products 30

Tidewater Dry Kils (Drain)—Wood Products 20

Yoncalla Veneer—Wood Products 6

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 Yoncalla 541-849-2152

North County Economic Development 541-948-2724

CCD Business Development Corp.—http://www.ccdbusiness.com/ 541-672-6728

Umpqua Economic Development Partnership—http://www.umpquaedp.org/ 541-464-3527

North Douglas County Economic Development 541-459-9545

Economic & Community Development Department Regional Development Officer—http://econ.oregon.gov/ 541-267-4651

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


Public and Private Schools K–12

Public School District:
Yoncalla School District 32
PO Box 568
Yoncalla, OR 97499-0568
Phone: 541-849-2782
Fax: 541-849-2190

Staff and Enrollments:
District Certified Staff: reported October 2000—30
Total District Enrollment: reported October 2001—424

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

Oregon map with higher ed institutions identified

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


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


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 Douglas County assessor’s office at 541–440–4222.

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.

Douglas County
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1997-98$11.08
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1998-99$10.99
Average 1999 Housing Value$69,019
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1997-98$740.59
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1998-99$758.52
Average School rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . $5.67

Average Non-School Rate 1998-99. . . . $6.74

Average City Rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . . $2.80

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/.

Oregon's Business Incentives.

Other incentives: Low tax rate 1.457.

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: Yoncalla Rural Fire Department, 2 stations
Number of paid and volunteer firefighters: 11*
Rating by Insurance Services Organization (ISO): 6-8
Comments: 2000 data; *number of firefighters reported from city. Last date graded 1994
Source: Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon Fire Service Resource Directory 2000

Police Department: Contract with Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
Number of paid and reserve officers:
Comments: Coverage is for patrol, traffic ingractions, accident and incident response, and civil paper services.

Nearest Hospital and distance: Mercy Medical Center/VA Medical Center, 29 miles in Roseburg
Regional Hospital and distance: Mercy Medical Center/VA Medical Center, 29 miles in Roseburg
Emergency services to community: Ambulance Service
General Clinic(s): 0

Source: City Administration

Communications Resources

Local Newspapers: City publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting city business and events.

Regional Newspapers: Drain Enterprise (Drain), The News Review (Roseburg)

Radio Stations: KLCC-Eugene, Magic 94.5, KZEL - Eugene

TV Stations: KPIC - Roseburg, KMTR - Eugene

Available Cable Television: Charter Communication

Telephone Service Provider(s): Century Telephone

Local Internet Service Provider(s): Yes
Number of Internet Service Providers: have access to 4 providers, none located within the community
Source: City Administration

Library System
1 public library

Source: City Administration

Planning Service/Regulatory

Regulatory SystemYear AcknowledgedYear Last
Year of Periodic ReviewComments
Comprehensive Plan1982 1988 2000 Currently revising comp plan. Completion by December 2002.
Zoning Ordinance

Building Permit System

Douglas County issues building permits.
Subdivision Ordinance

Strategic Plan
Economic development

Territory Covered by Zoning
Municipality Yes     County Yes
Source: City Administration

Industrial Lands
Does the Community seek industrial development? Yes
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:
Douglas County E.S.D., ORS; Drain R.F.P.D.; Rice Hill R.F.P.D.; Umpqua Regional Council of Governments; Yoncalla Parks and Recreation 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


Water Supply

Operator: Carl Cox
District: City of Yoncalla
Source: Surface Water; Wilson Creek
Supply: Capacity (MGD)–0.65; Pressure (PSI)–70.00

Current Water Utilization on Meter Size (MGD): 0.35 MGD
Water Costs per thousand gallons: Base rate per/thousand = $1.75. Base rate = $20.00 for $1500 gallons
Water Costs for Total Consumption of Residential: Based on 7,000 gallons =

Age of Water System: 1997

Water System Comment(s): Hook up fees $1,200. 1997: additional 100,000 gallon storage; 45,000 ft new main transmission line, new water lines to industrial property.

Compliance Issues: None. All were satisfied with upgrades over past five years.

Water debt repayment included as part of tax assessment? Yes

Date of Current Master Plan: 2002

Plans for Upgrading or Expanding: Built new water treatment plant in 1996. With completion of Master plan are planning for some modifications with backwash and distribution system.
Source: City Administration

Wastewater Treatment System

Operator: Carl Cox          Age of Wastewater Collection System: 1968
District: City of Yoncalla

System Design Capacity (MGD): 250.00 MGD     System Utilization (MGD): 0 MGD
Collection System Fees: $27.00/month    Hook-up or Connection Fee: $750.00
Access Fee or System Development Fee: Planning to develop.

Comment(s) on Wastewater System: Securing funding for rehabilitation of collection system, some treatment.

Compliance Issues: Have inflow/infiltration problems dechlorination issues, cannot meet BOD's.

Date of Last Facility Plan: 2001

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion: Phase I to tighten collection system. Then based on new flow amounts, upgrade treatment facility.

Storm Drain: No    Storm Water Discharge Fee:
Fees or issues related to storm drains: N/A
Source: City Administration


Is there access to broadband

If yes, check all that apply:
Fiberoptic Satellite

Is there route diversity? No
AccessMonthly FeeOther Fee
T1 No
Cable Yes

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: Unknown to City at this time.

Electrical—Provider: Douglas Electric Cooperative
Lines and Feed: 3 feeds (7.3 MVA), 7.8 MVA available capacity

Rate Structure C Kilowatt

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Solid Waste Management: Douglas County

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).


Highways I-5 N/S route, 3 miles to 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
Roseburg Regional Airport, 29 miles in Roseburg Eugene, 45 miles
Air Service Comments:

Rail Service: Yes Central Oregon, Pacific Railroad
Freight Service: Yes    Passenger Service: No
If no local service, list closest Rail Service: Amtrak in Eugene, 45 miles

Marine No

Transportation issues which might confront development, such as non-attainment air shed, etc.:

Public Transportation Comment:

Bus Service Available in the Community: No Greyhound
Scheduled Bus Service Available: No    Buses Per Day:
Local Charter Services: No 
Distance to Nearest Bus Service: 29 miles to Roseburg

Trucking Service
Scheduled Freight Carrier Services: No  
Overnight Express Parcel Service Available: No 
Overnight Express Mail Service Available: Yes
Transportation Comments: Area is serviced by Umpqua Transit providing volunteer drivers for medical needs.

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)