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The City of Winston had a population of 6,026 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Winston is located at latitude 43.1223 and longitude -123.4126 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winston encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 554 feet.

The City of Winston 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 Winston is located within Tenmile Division of Douglas County.

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


Total Population 6,026 (100%)
Population in Households 5,987 (99.4%)
Population in Families 4,688 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 39 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 2,278
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $40,802
Average Household Income $59,473
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $24,077
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,483 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 947 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $188,202
Average Home Value $322,117
Housing Affordability Index3 123


Total Households 2,430
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,652
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 1.01% 0.79%
Households 1.14% 0.87%
Families 0.96% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
Owner Occupied HU   0.93%

Winston, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winston 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 # 92 76th
Population Density # 106 72nd
Median Household Income # 350 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 69th
Per Capita Income # 320 16th
Diversity Index # 246 36th

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