Rockaway Beach, OR Profile: Facts & Data

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Rockaway Beach had a population of 1,315 as of July 1, 2018. Rockaway Beach ranks in the lower 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 Rockaway Beach is located at latitude 45.6169 and longitude -123.9391 in Tillamook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockaway Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Tillamook County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Rockaway Beach (GNIS ID: 2410977) 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 Rockaway Beach is located within Bay City Division of Tillamook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockaway Beach: City of Rockaway, Rockaway.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,315
Population in Households 1,314
Population in Familes 945
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 822
Diversity Index3 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,623
Average Household Income $52,962
Per Capita Income $26,353

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (24.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,212 (64.6%)
Median Home Value $247,561
Average Home Value $289,837
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 664
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.36%
Households -0.05% 0.39%
Families 0.16% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Rockaway Beach, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockaway Beach 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 # 190 50th
Population Density # 221 42nd
Diversity Index # 308 19th
Median Household Income # 314 17th
Per Capita Income # 191 50th

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