Cape Meares, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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Cape Meares, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Cape Meares Census Designated Place had a population of 96 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 96
Population in Households 96
Population in Familes 78
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $42,676
Average Household Income $72,749
Per Capita Income $27,390


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (70.2%)
Median Home Value $325,000
Average Home Value $346,970


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.37% 0.21%
Households -0.44% 0.0%
Families 2.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 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 # 355 6th
Population Density # 363 4th
Diversity Index # 41 89th
Median Household Income # 270 29th
Per Capita Income # 162 57th

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