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ZIP Code 97842

Post Office City:Imnaha, OR (View All Cities)
County: Wallowa County
Timezone: Pacific (6:41am)
Area code: 541 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.5, -116.9
ZIP (~45 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 97842

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 97842. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 97842 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Imnaha, OR

Stats and Demographics for the 97842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 97842 is located in northeast Oregon and covers an extremely large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 97842 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 97842 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 153
Population Density 0 people per sq mi
Housing Units 139
Median Home Value $154,700
Land Area 693.86 sq mi
Water Area 2.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 70
Median Household Income $26,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 58Male Median Age: 61Female Median Age: 54

Under 5145
85 Plus235


 Male 79 52%
 Female 74 48%


 White 150 98.0%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 2 1.3%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus112

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 39 56%
 Single Guardian 6 9%
 Singles 19 27%
 Singles With Roommate 6 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 58 83%
 Households with Kids 12 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 97842 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 97842 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1960s. Looking at 97842 real estate data, the median home value of $154,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 97842 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 97842 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 97842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 153 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 15 11%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 32 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 23 17%
 Households Vacant 69 50%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 5 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 52 75%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 12 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 15 100%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $26,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 97842 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 97842 is unusual in that "Worked at Home" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 97842 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 97842 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12 8%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 24 15%
 No Earnings 119 77%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12 8%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 24 15%
 No Earnings 119 77%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4 40%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 6 60%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 8 5%
 High School Graduate 103 69%
 Associate's degree 5 3%
 Bachelor's degree 20 13%
 Master's degree 9 6%
 Professional school degree 4 3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6 43%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 57%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 97842

ZIP Code 97842 is in the Joseph School District 6. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 97842.

Imnaha Elementary School
78976 Imnaha Hwy
Imnaha, OR 97842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Joseph School District 6

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