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Cape Meares, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Cape Meares Census Designated Place had a population of 94 as of July 1, 2017. Cape Meares ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Cape Meares is located at latitude 45.5242 and longitude -123.9502 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the Cape Meares Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Cape Meares Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407960) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cape Meares Census Designated Place is located within Tillamook Division of Tillamook County.

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


Total Population 94
Daytime Population: Workers 22
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 80
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 94
Population in Familes 76
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $40,387
Average Household Income $64,676
Per Capita Income $24,399


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (17.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (71.3%)
Median Home Value $312,500
Average Home Value $340,833


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.71% -0.43%
Households -1.02% -0.39%
Families 2.08% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

Cape Meares, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape Meares 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 # 355 6th
Population Density # 363 4th
Diversity Index # 39 90th
Median Household Income # 275 28th
Per Capita Income # 212 44th

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