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Jefferson, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Jefferson had a population of 3,509 as of July 1, 2017. Jefferson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Jefferson is located at latitude 44.7166 and longitude -123.006 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2410137) 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 Jefferson is located within Jefferson Division of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Santiam, Santiam City.

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Jefferson, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,509
Daytime Population: Workers 255
Daytime Population: Residents 1,838
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 3,504
Population in Familes 3,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 4,204
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $43,739
Average Household Income $59,409
Per Capita Income $20,231


Total Housing Units 1,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 881 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $168,574
Average Home Value $199,289


Total Households 1,182
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 906
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.68% 1.5%
Households 1.49% 1.38%
Families 1.3% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Jefferson, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 116 70th
Population Density # 39 90th
Diversity Index # 56 85th
Median Household Income # 241 37th
Per Capita Income # 325 14th

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