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Jefferson, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson had a population of 3,457 as of July 1, 2018. Jefferson 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 Jefferson is located at latitude 44.7196 and longitude -123.0104 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 2410137) 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 Jefferson is located within Jefferson Division of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Santiam, Santiam City.

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Jefferson, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,457
Population in Households 3,453
Population in Familes 2,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 4,142
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $49,730
Average Household Income $64,912
Per Capita Income $22,209


Total Housing Units 1,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 877 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $183,745
Average Home Value $222,945


Total Households 1,170
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 898
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 1.29% 1.31%
Households 1.18% 1.22%
Families 1.03% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Jefferson, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 120 69th
Population Density # 44 89th
Diversity Index # 56 85th
Median Household Income # 198 48th
Per Capita Income # 304 20th

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