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Rockaway Beach, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Rockaway Beach had a population of 1,318 as of July 1, 2017. Rockaway Beach ranks in the lower 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 Rockaway Beach is located at latitude 45.6169 and longitude -123.9391 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockaway Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Rockaway Beach (GNIS ID: 2410977) 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 Rockaway Beach is located within Bay City Division of Tillamook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockaway Beach 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 Rockaway Beach: City of Rockaway, Rockaway.

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


Total Population 1,318
Daytime Population: Workers 353
Daytime Population: Residents 803
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,156
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,318
Population in Familes 949
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 824
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $36,291
Average Household Income $47,871
Per Capita Income $23,820


Total Housing Units 1,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (23.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,211 (64.6%)
Median Home Value $228,440
Average Home Value $275,909


Total Households 665
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 379
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 0.06% 0.15%
Households -0.04% 0.15%
Families 0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Rockaway Beach, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockaway Beach 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 # 189 50th
Population Density # 216 43rd
Diversity Index # 302 20th
Median Household Income # 331 13th
Per Capita Income # 229 40th

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