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Mt. Angel Community Profile

PO Box 960, Mt. Angel, OR 97362
Phone 503-845-9291 • Fax 503-845-6261

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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 Location
map locating city locationCounty(ies): Marion    Incorporated in 1893
Location: Mid-Willamette Valley

Nearest Major Highway and Distance: I-5 | 10 miles
Nearest Major City and Distance:
Salem | 15 miles, Estimated Drive Time: 30 minutes

Distance to Portland: 46 miles

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

Recreational Amenities
110 acres of city parks, golf course, Champoeg State Park, Silver Falls State Park, Mt. Hood National Forest, home of the Octoberfest.

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

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce, local convention and visitor bureau0

Elevation: 168'   Measurement Location: Salem

Monthly Ave. Low: 32°F   Monthly Ave. High: 79°F
Hottest Month August      Coldest Month January
Driest Month July            Wettest Month December
Average annual precipitation: 45.850"

Humidity (Hour 10, local time):
Average July afternoon humidity: 57%
Average January afternoon humidity: 84%

Source: Oregon Climate Service



1980 1990 1998 1999 2000 2001
City of Mt. Angel 2,876 2,778 3,015 3,010 3,121 3,400
Marion County 204,692 228,483 271,900 275,250 284,834 288,450

Sources: 1980, 1990, 2000 US Census; 1998, 1999, 2001 Center for Population Research and Census, Portland State University. 0 indicates data is unavailable.

Marion County 1,194 sq miles   242 persons/sq mile Sources: figures based on 2001 PSU population estimates;
Oregon Bluebook county square mileage

Community Age Groups

1970 1980 1990 2000
Under 5 years 0 294 224 223

5-19 years 0 733 696 807

20-44 years 0 801 910 964

45-64 years 0 426 389 560

65+ years 0 622 559 567

Median Age 0 30 31 34.2

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


Total Housing Units 1970 1980 1990 2000 Median Value of
Housing, 2000
City of Mt. Angel 477 715 807 1,129 $120,900
Marion County 43,219 73,161 86,869 108,174 $132,600

City of Mt. Angel 2000 Housing Breakout: Also visit Housing and
Community Services Web Site:
Vacancy Rate: 6.2%
Median Owner Cost
Owner Occupied: 3,823
(mortgaged): $991

Renter Occupied: 2,276
Median Gross Rent: $698

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

Economic Development and Employment

Principal Industries of the County(ies):

Marion County—Government, agriculture, food processing, electronics manufacturing, fabricated metal products

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

Agricultural Products of the Area (Top 3 largest gross farm sales):

Marion County—Specialty products, grass and legume seeds, vegetable crops

Source: Oregon State University, Extension Economic Information Office

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the County:
Marion County 442

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

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the City: 10

Source: City Administration

Economic Indicators

Marion County Oregon

2001 2002 2000 2001 2002

Population 288,450 291,000 3,421,399 3,471,700 3,504,700
Labor Force 145,740 148,223 1,802,938 1,793,773 1,840,133
Total Employment 1,715,453 1,679,914 1,701,390
Unemployment 9,264 10,450 87,485 113,859 138,743
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 7.1% 4.9% 6.3% 7.5%
Non-Farm Payroll Employment 0 1,606,800 1,596,100 1,572,500
Total Covered Employment 127,001 127,320 1,607,944 1,596,943 1,573,083
Total Covered Payroll
($ thousands county/
$ millions state)
$3,655,770 $3,771,840 $52,701 $53,021 $52,989
Ave. Annual Payroll Per Employee $28,785 $29,625 $32,776 $33,202 $33,684
Number of Business Units 7,871 7,972 108,432 111,353 113,097
Total Personal Income ($ millions) $716,128 $739,620 $94,999 $98,500 $101,358
Annual Per Capita Personal Income $ $25,208 $27,649 $28,400 28,792
Assessed Value of Property ($ millions) $0 $17,573 $198,911 $210,435 $219,878
Residential Construction
  Building Permits
  Value ($ thousands)





Travel Expenditures ($ millions) $0 $239,300 $6,133 $6,128 $6,208
Travel-Related Employment 0 3,400 89,800 91,100 90,200

 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 September, 2000

Employer—Product/Service Number of
Wilco Farmers—Farm Products 170

Providence Bennedictine Assisted Living—Retirement Living & Assisted Care 150

Mt. Angel Towers—Retiremetn Center 130

Highland Laboratories—Health Food Supplements 40

Mt. Angel School District—Education 30

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.—Click on Regional Information.

Local and Regional Economic Development Organizations
City of Mt. Angel503-845-9291

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments—

Salem Economic Development Corp. (SEDCOR)—

Economic & Community Development Department Regional Development Officer—

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


Public and Private Schools K–12

Public School District:
Mt. Angel School District 91
PO Box 1129
Mt Angel, OR 97362-9704
Phone: 503-845-2345
Fax: 503-845-2789
Web site:

Staff and Enrollments:
District Certified Staff: reported October 2000—56
Total District Enrollment: reported October 2001—757

Other Schools in the School District (Private, Parochial)
To see if there are private and/or parochial schools in this district please visit

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

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department Workforce Advocate 503–986–0207, or visit Locate local workforce assistance at

Financial Information

Financial Institutions

Commercial Banks: 2   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 Marion County assessor’s office at 503–588–5144.

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.

Marion County
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1997-98 $15.78
Average Compressed Tax Rate 1998-99 $15.51
Average 1999 Housing Value $92,369
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1997-98 $1,421.37
Ave Res Property Tax Paid on Ave House 1998-99 $1,432.64
Average School rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . $10.82

Average Non-School Rate 1998-99. . . . $7.30

Average City Rate 1998-99 . . . . . . . . . $4.19

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,

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

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; Oregon Department of Transportation, Rail Section, 555 13th St., NE, Salem, OR 97310–1333, 503–986–4125, web; Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transport Branch, 550 Capitol St., NE, Salem, OR 97301–3871, 503–378–6699, web

Oregon's Business Incentives.

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

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

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

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

Hazardous Substance Fee—Paid by possessors of nonpetroleum hazardous substance. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web

Petroleum Load Fee—Paid by petroleum suppliers and importers to Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web

Timber Severance Tax—Paid by timber owners on harvested timber’s value. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web

Forest Products Harvest Tax—Paid on timber cut from any land in Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web

Dry Cleaning Tax—Paid by operators of dry cleaning facilities. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, web

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

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

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

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: Mt. Angel Rural Fire Dept., 1 station
Number of paid and volunteer firefighters: 32*
Rating by Insurance Services Organization (ISO): 0
Comments: 2000 data; *number of firefighters unreported-last number reported

Source: Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon Fire Service Resource Directory 2000

Police Department: Mt. Angel Police Department
Number of paid and reserve officers: 7

Nearest Hospital and distance: Silverton Hospital, 4 miles in Silverton
Regional Hospital and distance: Salem Memorial Hospital, 15 miles in Salem
Emergency services to community: Ambulance Service
General Clinic(s): 2

Source: City Administration

Communications Resources
Local Newspapers: Silverton Appeal Tribune/Mt. Angel News

Regional Newspapers: Statesman Journal

Radio Stations: City receives 7 stations in the Marion-Polk area

TV Stations: None

Available Cable Television: Falcon Cable

Telephone Service Provider(s): Mt. Angel Telephone Co

Local Internet Service Provider(s): Data unavailable at this time.
Number of Internet Service Providers: Data unavailable at this time.

Source: City Administration

Library System
2 public libraries

Source: City Administration

Planning Service/Regulatory
Regulatory System Year Acknowledged Year Last
Year of Periodic Review Comments
Comprehensive Plan 1978 1999 2005
Zoning Ordinance

Building Permit System

Subdivision Ordinance

Strategic Plan

Territory Covered by Zoning
Municipality Data unavailable at this time.     County Data unavailable at this time.

Source: City Administration

Industrial Lands
Does the Community seek industrial development? Data unavailable at this time.
Access Statewide industrial lands database—

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:
Chemeketa Community College Cooperative Library, ORS; Mt. Angel R.F.P.D.; Silver Falls 911

Special Districts Association of Oregon—727 Center St., NE Salem, OR 97301, 503–371–8667 or 800–285–5461

Source: City Administration


Water Supply

Operator: City of Mt. Angel
District: N/A
Source: Ground Water; Wells
Supply: Capacity (MGD)–1.25; Pressure (PSI)–40.00-60.00

Current Water Utilization on Meter Size (MGD): 0.90 MGD
Water Costs per thousand gallons: Base rate per/thousand = $0.95
Water Costs for Total Consumption of Residential: Based on 7,000 gallons =

Age of Water System: 1903

Water System Comment(s): System Development charges: Water $2,338. Hook up fee $190.00. Newest well, #6, added 1996

Compliance Issues:

Water debt repayment included as part of tax assessment? Data unavailable at this time.

Date of Current Master Plan:

Plans for Upgrading or Expanding:

Source: City Administration

WastewaterTreatment System

Operator: City of Mt. Angel          Age of Wastewater Collection System:
District: N/A

System Design Capacity (MGD): 0.60 MGD     System Utilization (MGD): 0.42 MGD
Collection System Fees: $25/mo.    Hook-up or Connection Fee: $50.00
Access Fee or System Development Fee: $1,250.00

Comment(s) on Wastewater System: New plant built in 1992

Compliance Issues:

Date of Last Facility Plan:

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

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

Source: City Administration



Is there access to broadband
Yes or No

If yes, check all that apply:
Microwave  Fiberoptic  Satellite

Is there route diversity? Data unavailable at this time.
Access Monthly Fee Other Fee
T1 Data unavailable
DSL Data unavailable
Cable Data unavailable

For Oregon Telecommunications information and resources, visit

Natural Gas—Provider: Northwest Natural Gas
Lines and Feed: A range of sizes exists. Please contact Northwest Natural Gas at 503-226-4211 for more information.

Rate Structure: Residential rate is $.87016 per therm. Industrial and commercial rates vary. Please contact Northwest Natural Gas at 503-226-4211 for more information.

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Electrical—Provider: Portland General Electric
Lines and Feed:

Rate Structure Residential rate (Schedule 7): $10 Basic Charge plus 5.918 cents per kWh for the first 250 kWh and 7.029 cents for all additional kWh above 250 kWh plus 3% public purpose charge and 38 cents per bill for low income bill payment assistance.

Small nonresidential rate (Schedule 32 or less than 30 kW): Basic Charge $10 for single phase and $16 for three phase. 7.547 cents per kWh for the first 5,000 kWh and 5.461 cents per kWh for all additional kWh above 5,000 kWh. This includes 0.038 cents per kWh for the low income bill payment assistance program before the 3% public purpose charge.

Large nonresidential and industrial rate: visit or call PGE Customer Service 1-800-542-8818.

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Solid Waste Management: United Disposal Co.

Permit Status:

Utility Expansion Plans:

Utilities Source: City Administration; PGE information supplied by PGE. Note: We update utility rates once a year. 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 Click on the Statistics 200x label (x being the most recent year).


Highways Hwy 214: 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
McNary Field, 19 miles in Salem
Air Service Comments:

Rail Service: Yes Willamette Valley Railroad
Freight Service: Yes    Passenger Service: No
If no local service, list closest Rail Service:

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 
Scheduled Bus Service Available: No    Buses Per Day:
Local Charter Services: No 
Distance to Nearest Bus Service: 10 miles in Woodburn

Trucking Service
Scheduled Freight Carrier Services: No  
Overnight Express Parcel Service Available: No 
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); Bicycle and Pedestrian Route information; Public Transportation, bus and rail

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