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Gold Beach, Oregon - Basic Facts

Gold Beach is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Gold Beach.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Curry County at latitude 42.4073 and longitude -124.4218. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gold Beach (see map) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gold Beach: Ellensburg.

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


Total Population 2,504
Population in Households 2,466
Population in Familes 1,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,212
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 794 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 418 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $189,634
Average Home Value $221,064


Median Household Income $43,815
Average Household Income $48,358
Per Capita Income $23,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.52% 1.54%
Households 2.98% 1.74%
Families 3.31% 1.57%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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, 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 # 132 65th
Population Density1 # 198 48th
Diversity Index2 # 242 36th
Median Household Income # 208 45th
Per Capita Income # 165 56th

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