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Central Point, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Central Point had a population of 17,960 as of July 1, 2016. Central Point ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central Point is located at latitude 42.3765 and longitude -122.9109 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Central Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,273 feet.

The City of Central Point (GNIS ID: 2409428) 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 Central Point is located within Medford Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central Point 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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Central Point, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,960
Population in Households 17,898
Population in Familes 14,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 4,601
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 6,798
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 4,818
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,113 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,684 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $222,189
Average Home Value $248,572


Median Household Income $51,369
Average Household Income $60,267
Per Capita Income $22,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.9%
Households 0.62% 0.83%
Families 0.5% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Central Point, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Point 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 # 35 91st
Population Density1 # 25 94th
Diversity Index2 # 118 69th
Median Household Income # 142 63rd
Per Capita Income # 248 35th

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