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Gold Hill, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gold Hill had a population of 1,268 as of July 1, 2016. Gold Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gold Hill is located at latitude 42.4358 and longitude -123.0526 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gold Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Gold Hill (GNIS ID: 2410610) 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 Hill is located within Sams Valley Division of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 1,268
Population in Households 1,259
Population in Familes 1,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,659
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $179,167
Average Home Value $247,776


Median Household Income $43,771
Average Household Income $52,953
Per Capita Income $21,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.85%
Households 0.56% 0.78%
Families 1.42% 0.7%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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 Hill, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold Hill 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 # 191 50th
Population Density1 # 136 64th
Diversity Index2 # 289 24th
Median Household Income # 221 42nd
Per Capita Income # 282 26th

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