Sisters, OR Demographics


Population (year 2000): 959. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,212 (+26.4% change)
Males: 475 (49.5%), Females: 484 (50.5%)

Deschutes County

Zip code: 97759

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $35,000 (year 2000)
Median house value: $147,400 (year 2000)

Races in Sisters:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.6%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (25.7%), English (17.1%), Irish (16.5%), Norwegian (6.3%), United States (5.7%), Italian (5.1%).

Elevation: 3186 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sisters

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sisters city

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+32.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sisters:

  • CHS,INC DBA ST CHARLES MEDICAL CTR (about 23 miles; BEND, OR)
  • CENTRAL OREGON DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; REDMOND, OR)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; MADRAS, OR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sisters:

  • ROBERTS FIELD (about 29 miles; REDMOND, OR; ID: RDM)
  • MCNARY FLD (about 109 miles; SALEM, OR; ID: SLE)
  • PORTLAND INTL (about 115 miles; PORTLAND, OR; ID: PDX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sisters:

  • SISTERS EAGLE AIR (about 2 miles; SISTERS, OR; ID: 6K5)
  • LAKE BILLY CHINOOK STATE (about 23 miles; CULVER, OR; ID: 5S5)
  • BEND MUNI (about 29 miles; BEND, OR; ID: S07)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sisters:

  • CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; BEND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; OREGON CITY, OR; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 104 miles; GRESHAM, OR; FT enrollment: 4,867)
  • PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 106 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,132)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (about 106 miles; EUGENE, OR; FT enrollment: 16,239)
  • WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY (about 109 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 2,325)
  • CHEMEKETA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 109 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 5,253)

Schools

Public high school in Sisters:

  • SISTERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 1700 W MCKINNEY BUTTE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sisters:

  • SISTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 426; Location: 611 E CASCADE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SISTERS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 15200 MCKENZIE HWY; Grades: 06 – 08)