Baker County, OR

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2022 Population
16,685
0.883% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.629% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
2.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,657
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$231,100
21.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baker County, OR had a population of 16.7k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $51,657. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baker County, OR grew from 16,539 to 16,685, a 0.883% increase and its median household income grew from $46,922 to $51,657, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), Other (Hispanic) (1.64%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.41%).

None of the households in Baker County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Baker County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Baker County, OR was $231,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Baker County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Baker County, OR was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Baker County, OR is home to a population of 16.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.9% of Baker County, OR residents were born outside of the country (317 people).

In 2022, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Baker County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 305 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Baker County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baker County, OR was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 83
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    482 ± 114
  3. White (Hispanic)
    305 ± 103
4.94%
Hispanic Population
824 people

In 2022, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Baker County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 305 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.94% of the people in Baker County, OR are hispanic (824 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baker County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
317 people
1.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
293 people

As of 2022, 1.9% of Baker County, OR residents (317 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baker County, OR was 1.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    696 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    295 ± 151
  3. Korea
    149 ± 69

Baker County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baker County, OR employs 6.27k people. The largest industries in Baker County, OR are Retail Trade (872 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (812 people), and Educational Services (556 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,012), Finance & Insurance ($79,250), and Wholesale Trade ($74,821).

Occupations

6.27k
2022 Value
± 525
1.13%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baker County, OR grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 6.2k employees to 6.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baker County, OR, are Management Occupations (906 people), Sales & Related Occupations (660 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (459 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baker County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.27k
2022 Value
± 525
1.13%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baker County, OR grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 6.2k employees to 6.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baker County, OR, are Retail Trade (872 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (812 people), and Educational Services (556 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baker County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Baker County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,004
Median earning men ± $6,183
$28,194
Median earning women ± $2,973

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,583), Wholesale Trade ($75,000), and Public Administration ($72,946).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,719), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,460), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,363).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 148
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 103
    Retail Trade
  3. 102
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baker County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 74% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baker County, OR was $231,100 in 2022, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $190,100 to $231,100, a 21.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Baker County, OR is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baker County, OR have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baker County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baker County, OR is $51,657. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baker County, OR was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $66,688, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $56,977 and $52,250.

Property

$231,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,767
$5,058
Median Property Taxes
±$422

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baker County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Baker County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.2% of the housing units in Baker County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baker County, OR was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $66,688, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $56,977 and $52,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Baker County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,657
Median Household Income
± $4,474
7k
Number of Households
± 489

In 2022, the median household income of the 7k households in Baker County, OR grew to $51,657 from the previous year's value of $46,922.

The following chart displays the households in Baker County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baker County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.34%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.77%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Baker County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.34%) and those who worked at home (8.77%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baker County, OR have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Baker County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baker County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baker County, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baker County, OR (2.23k out of 16.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baker County, OR is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Baker County, OR has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 20.2% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baker County, OR see 1344 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.18% increase from the previous year (1231 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2036 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 142 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,344 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baker County, OR

Primary care physicians in Baker County, OR see an average of 1,344 patients per year. This represents a 9.18% increase from the previous year (1,231 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baker County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.17%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
20.2%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
2.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baker County, OR declined by 9.91% from 6.85% to 6.17%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 94.5 in Baker County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.8% in Baker County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.01% in Baker County, OR.

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