Jefferson County OR Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,338
Population in Households 21,417
Population in Familes 17,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 921
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 8,080
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 5,816
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,419 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,661 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,193 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $119,440
Average Home Value $153,700


Median Household Income $42,029
Average Household Income $52,491
Per Capita Income $19,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.66% 0.55%
Households 0.86% 0.7%
Families 0.7% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


Jefferson County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents 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 # 26 31st
Population Density1 # 23 39th
Diversity Index2 # 3 94th
Median Household Income # 21 44th
Per Capita Income # 34 8th

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