Malheur County OR Information


Malheur County Subdivisions

Malheur County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 30,967
Population in Households 27,734
Population in Familes 22,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,233
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 10,394
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 7,070
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,280 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,114 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,359 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $133,408
Average Home Value $202,667


Median Household Income $36,753
Average Household Income $48,919
Per Capita Income $17,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.26%
Households -0.03% -0.2%
Families -0.21% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Malheur County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malheur County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents 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 # 20 47th
Population Density1 # 29 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 3 94th
Median Household Income # 35 6th
Per Capita Income # 36 3rd

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