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The City of Myrtle Creek had a population of 3,707 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Myrtle Creek is located at latitude 43.0201 and longitude -123.2931 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Myrtle Creek encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Myrtle Creek 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 Myrtle Creek is located within Myrtle Creek-Riddle Division of Douglas County.

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Myrtle Creek, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,707 (100%)
Population in Households 3,692 (99.6%)
Population in Families 2,952 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,481
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $51,407
Average Household Income $62,347
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $24,593
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 959 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $206,933
Average Home Value $251,929
Housing Affordability Index3 151


Total Households 1,502
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,038
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 0.67% 0.55%
Households 0.74% 0.63%
Families 0.98% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
Owner Occupied HU   1.08%

Myrtle Creek, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Myrtle Creek 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 # 119 69th
Population Density # 155 59th
Median Household Income # 255 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 340 90th
Per Capita Income # 305 20th
Diversity Index # 213 44th

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