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Gervais, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gervais had a population of 2,590 as of July 1, 2017. Gervais ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gervais is located at latitude 45.1078 and longitude -122.8962 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gervais (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 187 feet.

The City of Gervais (GNIS ID: 2410585) 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 Gervais is located within Woodburn Division of Marion County.

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


Total Population 2,590
Daytime Population: Workers 344
Daytime Population: Residents 1,299
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,643
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 2,584
Population in Familes 2,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 6,710
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $50,115
Average Household Income $59,147
Per Capita Income $14,043


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $163,953
Average Home Value $188,819


Total Households 600
Average Household Size 4.31
Family Households 519
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.69% 0.8%
Households 0.49% 0.69%
Families 0.35% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Gervais, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gervais 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 # 136 65th
Population Density # 7 98th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 170 55th
Per Capita Income # 375 1st

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