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Cave Junction, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Cave Junction had a population of 2,390 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cave Junction is located at latitude 42.1629 and longitude -123.6481 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave Junction encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Cave Junction (GNIS ID: 2409414) 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 Cave Junction is located within Cave Junction Division of Josephine County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cave Junction: Caves City, Caves Junction.

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Cave Junction, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cave Junction, OR Housing Affordability Index is 87
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Cave Junction, OR Wealth Index is 33
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,390 (100%)
Population in Households 2,366 (99.0%)
Population in Families 1,712 (71.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 1,324
Diversity Index2 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,455
Average Household Income $39,403
Per Capita Income $17,119
Wealth Index4 33

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 624 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $166,595
Housing Affordability Index3 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,033
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.58% 1.71%
Households 2.58% 1.74%
Families 2.34% 1.63%
Median Household Income   4.25%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Cave Junction, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave Junction to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 144 62nd
Population Density # 173 54th
Diversity Index # 147 61st
Median Household Income # 375 1st
Per Capita Income # 372 2nd

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