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Gold Beach, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gold Beach had a population of 2,508 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Gold Beach is located at latitude 42.4133 and longitude -124.4222 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gold Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Gold Beach (GNIS ID: 2410609) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gold Beach is located within Gold Beach Division of Curry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gold Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gold Beach: Ellensburg.

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Gold Beach, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,508
Population in Households 2,471
Population in Familes 1,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 992
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,217
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 789 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $195,497
Average Home Value $233,682


Median Household Income $47,172
Average Household Income $51,035
Per Capita Income $24,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 1.89%
Households 2.48% 2.04%
Families 2.7% 1.86%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


Gold Beach, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold Beach to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 133 65th
Population Density1 # 198 48th
Diversity Index2 # 223 41st
Median Household Income # 188 50th
Per Capita Income # 162 57th

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