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The City of Gold Beach had a population of 2,423 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Gold Beach is located at latitude 42.4073 and longitude -124.4218 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gold Beach encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Curry County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Gold Beach 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 Gold Beach is located within Gold Beach Division of Curry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gold Beach: Ellensburg, Yan-shuu-chit'-dvn.

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Gold Beach, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,423 (100%)
Population in Households 2,387 (98.5%)
Population in Families 1,734 (71.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 36 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 959
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $51,281
Average Household Income $62,343
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $30,022
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 304 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $273,765
Average Home Value $313,639
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 1,162
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 666
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.65% 0.54%
Households 0.74% 0.56%
Families 0.73% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
Owner Occupied HU   1.06%

Gold Beach, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold Beach to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 141 63rd
Population Density # 208 45th
Median Household Income # 260 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 225 60th
Per Capita Income # 184 52nd
Diversity Index # 223 40th

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