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Klamath Falls, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Klamath Falls had a population of 22,692 as of July 1, 2020. Klamath Falls 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 Klamath Falls is located at latitude 42.2249 and longitude -121.7817 in Klamath County. The formal boundaries for the City of Klamath Falls encompass a land area of 19.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Klamath County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,108 feet.

The City of Klamath Falls (GNIS ID: 2411554) 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 Klamath Falls is located within Klamath Falls Division of Klamath County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Klamath Falls: Linkville.


Klamath Falls, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 22,692 (100%)
Population in Households 21,949 (96.7%)
Population in Families 15,758 (69.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 743 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 1,132
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $42,404
Average Household Income $57,007
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $23,559
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,089 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,179 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,067 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $177,215
Average Home Value $220,512
Housing Affordability Index3 137


Total Households 9,268
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,282
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.77% 0.6%
Households 0.73% 0.61%
Families 0.71% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%


Klamath Falls, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Klamath Falls to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density # 185 51st
Median Household Income # 330 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 247 65th
Per Capita Income # 316 17th
Diversity Index # 73 81st

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