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Metolius, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Metolius had a population of 770 as of July 1, 2017. Metolius ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Metolius is located at latitude 44.5875 and longitude -121.176 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Metolius (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,536 feet.

The City of Metolius (GNIS ID: 2411091) 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 Metolius is located within Culver Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 770
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 393
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 770
Population in Familes 613
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,619
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $37,052
Average Household Income $49,691
Per Capita Income $20,165


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $204,412
Average Home Value $308,756


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 198
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 1.13% 1.24%
Households 1.11% 1.24%
Families 0.57% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Metolius, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metolius 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 # 231 39th
Population Density # 143 62nd
Diversity Index # 29 93rd
Median Household Income # 325 14th
Per Capita Income # 326 14th

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