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Myrtle Creek, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Myrtle Creek had a population of 3,349 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Myrtle Creek is located at latitude 43.0241 and longitude -123.2784 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Myrtle Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Myrtle Creek (GNIS ID: 2411204) 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 Myrtle Creek is located within Myrtle Creek-Riddle Division of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Myrtle Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Myrtle Creek, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,349
Population in Households 3,334
Population in Familes 2,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,339
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,359
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 945
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 825 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 534 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $146,464
Average Home Value $186,697


Median Household Income $39,752
Average Household Income $49,913
Per Capita Income $19,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.27%
Households -0.27% -0.19%
Families 0.26% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Myrtle Creek, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Myrtle Creek to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 118 69th
Population Density1 # 166 56th
Diversity Index2 # 221 41st
Median Household Income # 278 27th
Per Capita Income # 322 15th

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