Jefferson County, OR

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2022 Population
24,659
1.76% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.1
0.983% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.7%
14.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,345
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$307,200
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, OR had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $69,345. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, OR grew from 24,232 to 24,659, a 1.76% increase and its median household income grew from $59,748 to $69,345, a 16.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.12%), White (Hispanic) (7.52%), and Other (Hispanic) (7.44%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Jefferson County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, OR was $307,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Jefferson County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, OR is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.76% of Jefferson County, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.67k people).

In 2022, there were 4.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Jefferson County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Jefferson County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, OR was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 517
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.9k ± 242
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 575
20.8%
Hispanic Population
5.12k people

In 2022, there were 4.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Jefferson County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.8% of the people in Jefferson County, OR are hispanic (5.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.76%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.67k people
6.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.63k people

As of 2022, 6.76% of Jefferson County, OR residents (1.67k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, OR was 6.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    575 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    282 ± 104
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    241 ± 103

Jefferson County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, OR employs 10.1k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, OR are Manufacturing (1,403 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,371 people), and Retail Trade (1,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($75,930), Utilities ($70,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,806).

Occupations

10.1k
2022 Value
± 669
8.89%
1 Year growth
± 8.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, OR grew at a rate of 8.89%, from 9.31k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,179 people), Management Occupations (1,144 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (882 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.1k
2022 Value
± 669
8.89%
1 Year growth
± 8.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, OR grew at a rate of 8.89%, from 9.31k employees to 10.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, OR, are Manufacturing (1,403 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,371 people), and Retail Trade (1,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,085
Median earning men ± $3,344
$35,165
Median earning women ± $4,498

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,216), Wholesale Trade ($76,250), and Public Administration ($70,577).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($75,868), Construction ($52,171), and Public Administration ($51,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 117
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 79
    Manufacturing
  3. 76
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.76%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, OR was $307,200 in 2022, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $267,300 to $307,200, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, OR is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, OR have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, OR is $69,345. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $85,333, followed by Census Tract 9602.02 and Census Tract 9603.01, with respective values of $73,684 and $73,320.

Property

$307,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,627
$6,027
Median Property Taxes
±$449

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Jefferson County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9602.02
  3. Census Tract 9603.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $85,333, followed by Census Tract 9602.02 and Census Tract 9603.01, with respective values of $73,684 and $73,320.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,345
Median Household Income
± $6,127
8.59k
Number of Households
± 600

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.59k households in Jefferson County, OR grew to $69,345 from the previous year's value of $59,748.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (16.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.27%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Jefferson County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.6%) and those who worked at home (7.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, OR have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.31% of the workforce in Jefferson County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, OR (2.98k out of 23.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, OR is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Jefferson County, OR has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, OR see 1644 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.2% decrease from the previous year (2199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1775 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 436 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,644 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, OR

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, OR see an average of 1,644 patients per year. This represents a 25.2% decrease from the previous year (2,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.49%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
25.6%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, OR declined by 7.97% from 10.3% to 9.49%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.6 in Jefferson County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.2% in Jefferson County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Jefferson County, OR.

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