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Myrtle Creek, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Myrtle Creek had a population of 3,531 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Myrtle Creek, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,531
Population in Households 3,517
Population in Familes 2,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 1,412
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $41,825
Average Household Income $52,794
Per Capita Income $20,591


Total Housing Units 1,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $146,914
Average Home Value $185,238


Total Households 1,417
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 987
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 0.32% 0.48%
Households 0.3% 0.49%
Families 0.72% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 116 70th
Population Density # 161 58th
Diversity Index # 219 43rd
Median Household Income # 282 26th
Per Capita Income # 326 14th

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