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Cape Meares, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Cape Meares Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Tillamook County at latitude 45.5242 and longitude -123.9502. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 259 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Cape Meares 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 Cape Meares Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 98
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (69.6%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $273,485


Median Household Income $43,479
Average Household Income $59,819
Per Capita Income $23,311
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.2%
Households -0.42% 0.0%
Families 5.55% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.


Cape Meares, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape Meares 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 # 354 6th
Population Density1 # 362 4th
Diversity Index2 # 47 88th
Median Household Income # 210 45th
Per Capita Income # 170 55th

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