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Cave Junction, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Cave Junction had a population of 2,109 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cave Junction is located at latitude 42.1667 and longitude -123.6481 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Cave Junction (GNIS ID: 2409414) 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 Cave Junction is located within Cave Junction Division of Josephine County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cave Junction: Caves City, Caves Junction.

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Cave Junction, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,109
Population in Households 2,085
Population in Familes 1,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,168
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 914
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 404 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $147,600
Average Home Value $188,672


Median Household Income $31,732
Average Household Income $43,593
Per Capita Income $19,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 1.34%
Households 1.85% 1.47%
Families 1.57% 1.32%
Median Household Income   -1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Cave Junction, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave Junction 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 # 147 61st
Population Density1 # 181 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 149 61st
Median Household Income # 361 5th
Per Capita Income # 333 12th

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