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Joseph, Oregon - Basic Facts

Joseph is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Joseph.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wallowa County at latitude 45.3543 and longitude -117.2296. Wallowa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,186 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Joseph (see map) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Joseph: Chief Joseph.

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


Total Population 1,056
Population in Households 1,037
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,194
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $213,235
Average Home Value $299,860


Median Household Income $44,492
Average Household Income $58,526
Per Capita Income $27,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.55% -0.57%
Households -0.14% -0.36%
Families 1.28% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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 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 # 203 46th
Population Density1 # 175 54th
Diversity Index2 # 369 3rd
Median Household Income # 203 46th
Per Capita Income # 83 78th

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