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Brookings, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Brookings is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Curry County at latitude 42.0689 and longitude -124.2999. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Brookings 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 Brookings (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,472
Population in Households 6,280
Population in Familes 4,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 1,673
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,807
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,720
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,542 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,265 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $241,295
Average Home Value $300,909


Median Household Income $39,561
Average Household Income $49,714
Per Capita Income $21,811
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.34%
Households 0.77% 0.44%
Families 0.43% 0.3%
Median Household Income   4.31%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.


Brookings, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookings 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 # 87 77th
Population Density1 # 131 66th
Diversity Index2 # 184 51st
Median Household Income # 277 27th
Per Capita Income # 215 43rd

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