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Brookings, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Brookings had a population of 6,686 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brookings is located at latitude 42.0689 and longitude -124.2999 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookings (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

The City of Brookings (GNIS ID: 2409916) 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 Brookings is located within Brookings Division of Curry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,686
Daytime Population: Workers 3,261
Daytime Population: Residents 3,777
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,038
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 6,494
Population in Familes 4,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density2 1,731
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $44,991
Average Household Income $59,418
Per Capita Income $26,107


Total Housing Units 3,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,558 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,307 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 574 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $286,364
Average Home Value $339,971


Total Households 2,865
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,751
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 0.74% 0.78%
Households 0.73% 0.82%
Families 0.5% 0.68%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Brookings, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookings 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 # 88 77th
Population Density # 130 66th
Diversity Index # 161 58th
Median Household Income # 225 41st
Per Capita Income # 160 58th

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