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Corvallis, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Corvallis is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Benton County at latitude 44.57 and longitude -123.2783. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 226 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Corvallis, but most people and references simply refer to it as Corvallis, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Corvallis indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Corvallis (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

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Corvallis, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 55,549
Population in Households 50,646
Population in Familes 29,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,903
Population Density1 3,931
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 22,911
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 10,493
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,477 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,434 (55.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,183 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $289,512
Average Home Value $323,541


Median Household Income $41,374
Average Household Income $61,525
Per Capita Income $26,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.38%
Households 0.66% 0.51%
Families 0.58% 0.28%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Corvallis, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corvallis to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 43 89th
Diversity Index2 # 102 73rd
Median Household Income # 238 37th
Per Capita Income # 108 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.