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Mehama, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Mehama Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Marion County at latitude 44.7912 and longitude -122.6284. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 633 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Mehama 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 Mehama Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 288
Population in Households 288
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 630
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $201,923
Average Home Value $223,333


Median Household Income $54,775
Average Household Income $65,059
Per Capita Income $25,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.14%
Households -0.45% 0.0%
Families -1.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.41%
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.


Mehama, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mehama 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 # 298 21st
Population Density1 # 244 36th
Diversity Index2 # 173 54th
Median Household Income # 78 80th
Per Capita Income # 116 69th

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