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Nehalem, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Nehalem had a population of 265 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Nehalem is located at latitude 45.7201 and longitude -123.894 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nehalem encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8).

The City of Nehalem 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 Nehalem is located within Nehalem Division of Tillamook County.

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Nehalem, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 265 (100%)
Population in Households 265 (100.0%)
Population in Families 177 (66.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 988
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $54,040
Average Household Income $75,366
% of Income for Mortgage4 48%
Per Capita Income $35,266
Wealth Index5 70
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (49.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $427,500
Average Home Value $452,427
Housing Affordability Index3 53


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.57% 0.00%
Households 1.27% 0.32%
Families   -0.60%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%

Nehalem, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nehalem to the other 426 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 341 20th
Population Density # 209 51st
Median Household Income # 310 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 105 25th
Per Capita Income # 218 49th
Diversity Index # 188 56th

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