Deschutes County OR Information


Deschutes County Subdivisions

Deschutes County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 174,756
Population in Households 173,542
Population in Familes 136,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,214
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 70,820
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 47,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,472 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,348 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,773 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $307,942
Average Home Value $384,112


Median Household Income $52,828
Average Household Income $72,081
Per Capita Income $29,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.84%
Households 1.61% 1.81%
Families 1.43% 1.7%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.


Deschutes County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deschutes County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 7 83rd
Population Density1 # 11 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 24 36th
Median Household Income # 8 81st
Per Capita Income # 5 89th

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