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Klamath Falls, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Klamath Falls is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Klamath County at latitude 42.2186 and longitude -121.775. Klamath County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,108 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Klamath Falls, but most people and references simply refer to it as Klamath Falls, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Klamath Falls indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Klamath Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Klamath Falls: Linkville.

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Klamath Falls, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,109
Population in Households 20,426
Population in Familes 14,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 683
Population Density1 1,066
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 8,697
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,003
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,200 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,497 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,094 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $170,488
Average Home Value $203,850


Median Household Income $31,556
Average Household Income $46,206
Per Capita Income $19,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.05%
Households 0.42% 0.12%
Families 0.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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.


Klamath Falls, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Klamath Falls to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 188 50th
Diversity Index2 # 77 80th
Median Household Income # 354 6th
Per Capita Income # 303 20th

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