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Halfway, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Halfway had a population of 301 as of July 1, 2020. Halfway 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 Halfway is located at latitude 44.8807 and longitude -117.1146 in Baker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Halfway encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Baker County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,671 feet.

The City of Halfway (GNIS ID: 2410686) 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 Halfway is located within Halfway Division of Baker County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Halfway: Half.com.


Halfway, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 301 (100%)
Population in Households 301 (100.0%)
Population in Families 210 (69.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 803
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $35,746
Average Household Income $49,386
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $25,129
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $235,714
Average Home Value $263,657
Housing Affordability Index3 94


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.43% 0.26%
Households 0.5% 0.37%
Families 0.98% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%


Halfway, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halfway to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 302 20th
Population Density # 225 41st
Median Household Income # 367 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 85 22nd
Per Capita Income # 282 26th
Diversity Index # 323 15th

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