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Gold Beach, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Gold Beach had a population of 2,400 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gold Beach is located at latitude 42.4133 and longitude -124.4222 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gold Beach (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2410609) 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.

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

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

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


Total Population 2,400
Daytime Population: Workers 2,490
Daytime Population: Residents 1,343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 2,362
Population in Familes 1,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 950
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $43,341
Average Household Income $53,494
Per Capita Income $25,801


Total Housing Units 1,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 740 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 404 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $264,474
Average Home Value $275,270


Total Households 1,144
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 662
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 0.88% 0.88%
Households 0.93% 0.89%
Families 1.04% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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, 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 # 139 63rd
Population Density # 202 47th
Diversity Index # 217 44th
Median Household Income # 244 36th
Per Capita Income # 166 56th

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