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Silver Lake, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lake County at latitude 43.1264 and longitude -121.0495. Lake County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,347 feet.

The formal official name is the Silver Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Silver Lake, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Silver Lake indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Silver Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Silver Lake, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 147
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 113
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $201,887


Median Household Income $25,743
Average Household Income $38,294
Per Capita Income $17,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.41%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.88% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Silver Lake, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake 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 # 340 10th
Population Density1 # 340 10th
Diversity Index2 # 245 36th
Median Household Income # 374 1st
Per Capita Income # 345 9th

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