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Metolius, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Metolius had a population of 699 as of July 1, 2016. Metolius ranks in the upper 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 Metolius is located at latitude 44.5875 and longitude -121.176 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Metolius (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,536 feet.

The City of Metolius (GNIS ID: 2411091) 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 Metolius is located within Culver Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 699
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 556
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,470
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 275
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $319,583


Median Household Income $39,455
Average Household Income $51,244
Per Capita Income $21,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.03%
Households 0.0% 0.15%
Families -0.69% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Metolius, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metolius 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 # 238 37th
Population Density1 # 150 61st
Diversity Index2 # 28 93rd
Median Household Income # 281 26th
Per Capita Income # 297 22nd

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