Spray, Oregon

Spray is a city in Wheeler County, Oregon, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census.


Spray is located at (44.833179, -119.794449).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 140 people, 67 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 618.7 people per square mile (235.0/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 388.9/sq mi (147.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.71% Asian, and 1.43% from two or more races.

There were 67 households out of which 14.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 32.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,250, and the median income for a family was $24,500. Males had a median income of $19,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,955. There were 11.4% of families and 21.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.5% of under eighteens and 13.2% of those over 64.


Spray features an annual half marathon and rodeo on Memorial Day Weekend. The half marathon begins at Service Creek on Saturday and finishes in downtown Spray. The rodeo parade begins roughly three hours later, followed by the rodeo which continues on Sunday. High school graduation also occurs the week before, and the school year ends the week of the rodeo.


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