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North Plains, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of North Plains had a population of 2,630 as of July 1, 2017. North Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Plains is located at latitude 45.597 and longitude -122.9956 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of North Plains (GNIS ID: 2411276) 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 North Plains is located within North Plains Division of Washington County.

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


Total Population 2,630
Daytime Population: Workers 948
Daytime Population: Residents 1,283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,231
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 2,622
Population in Familes 2,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 2,933
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $67,239
Average Household Income $82,878
Per Capita Income $30,437


Total Housing Units 995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $262,061
Average Home Value $309,352


Total Households 944
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 3
  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 4.23% 2.99%
Households 4.09% 2.96%
Families 3.91% 2.93%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

North Plains, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Plains 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 # 131 66th
Population Density # 77 80th
Diversity Index # 123 68th
Median Household Income # 50 87th
Per Capita Income # 88 77th

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