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Myrtle Creek, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Myrtle Creek had a population of 3,363 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Myrtle Creek is located at latitude 43.0241 and longitude -123.2784 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Myrtle Creek (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2411204) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Myrtle Creek 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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Myrtle Creek, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,363
Daytime Population: Workers 800
Daytime Population: Residents 2,066
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,866
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,348
Population in Familes 2,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,345
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $39,936
Average Household Income $50,852
Per Capita Income $19,901


Total Housing Units 1,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 831 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $145,942
Average Home Value $183,804


Total Households 1,353
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 941
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 -0.31% 0.0%
Households -0.29% 0.0%
Families 0.16% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 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 # 121 68th
Population Density # 169 56th
Diversity Index # 212 44th
Median Household Income # 284 25th
Per Capita Income # 330 13th

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