Klamath Falls, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Klamath Falls, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Klamath Falls had a population of 21,162 as of July 1, 2015. Klamath Falls 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 Klamath Falls is located at latitude 42.2186 and longitude -121.775 in Klamath County. 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. Klamath County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,108 feet.

The City of Klamath Falls (GNIS ID: 2411554) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Klamath Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Klamath Falls: Linkville.

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Klamath Falls, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 21,162
Population in Households 20,376
Population in Familes 14,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 786
Population Density1 1,068
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 8,701
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,990
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,166 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,535 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,163 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $184,467
Average Home Value $219,593


Median Household Income $31,669
Average Household Income $51,517
Per Capita Income $21,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.11%
Households 0.35% 0.17%
Families 0.44% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 73 81st
Median Household Income # 356 6th
Per Capita Income # 259 32nd

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