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Cave Junction, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Cave Junction had a population of 2,339 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cave Junction is located at latitude 42.1667 and longitude -123.6481 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave Junction (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 2,339
Population in Households 2,314
Population in Familes 1,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $37,168
Average Household Income $51,979
Per Capita Income $22,946


Total Housing Units 1,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 434 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $153,795
Average Home Value $207,168


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.66% 1.88%
Households 2.66% 1.88%
Families 2.37% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 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 # 142 63rd
Population Density # 175 54th
Diversity Index # 148 61st
Median Household Income # 333 12th
Per Capita Income # 289 24th

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