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Joseph, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Joseph had a population of 1,085 as of July 1, 2016. Joseph 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 Joseph is located at latitude 45.3527 and longitude -117.2305 in Wallowa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Joseph (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wallowa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,186 feet.

The City of Joseph (GNIS ID: 2410150) 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 Joseph is located within Joseph Division of Wallowa County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Joseph: Chief Joseph.

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


Total Population 1,085
Population in Households 1,066
Population in Familes 820
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,227
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 327
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $249,500
Average Home Value $316,246


Median Household Income $38,845
Average Household Income $52,303
Per Capita Income $24,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.02%
Households 0.25% 0.15%
Families 1.12% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

Joseph, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Joseph 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 # 205 46th
Population Density1 # 176 54th
Diversity Index2 # 365 3rd
Median Household Income # 289 24th
Per Capita Income # 173 54th

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