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Cave Junction, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Cave Junction had a population of 2,239 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cave Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Cave Junction, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,239
Daytime Population: Workers 1,138
Daytime Population: Residents 1,432
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,570
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 2,214
Population in Familes 1,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,239
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $34,797
Average Household Income $46,281
Per Capita Income $20,413


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 545 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $187,684


Total Households 966
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 545
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 2.42% 1.66%
Households 2.37% 1.66%
Families 2.09% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

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, 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 # 146 62nd
Population Density # 176 54th
Diversity Index # 147 61st
Median Household Income # 346 9th
Per Capita Income # 321 15th

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