Vale, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vale, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Vale had a population of 1,862 as of July 1, 2016. Vale 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 Vale is located at latitude 43.984 and longitude -117.2418 in Malheur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Malheur County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,244 feet.

The City of Vale (GNIS ID: 2412141) 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 Vale is located within Vale Division of Malheur County.

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

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


Total Population 1,862
Population in Households 1,819
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,640
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 668
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 464
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $115,789
Average Home Value $148,119


Median Household Income $34,156
Average Household Income $42,894
Per Capita Income $16,035
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.32%
Households -0.02% -0.27%
Families 0.82% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Vale, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vale 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 # 164 57th
Population Density1 # 137 64th
Diversity Index2 # 83 78th
Median Household Income # 353 7th
Per Capita Income # 370 2nd

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