Baker City, OR

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2020 Population
9,786
0.349% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.6
1.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.2%
7.1% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$46,607
4.65% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,800
10.4% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,797
0.263% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Baker City, OR had a population of 9.79k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $46,607. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Baker City, OR grew from 9,752 to 9,786, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $44,537 to $46,607, a 4.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baker City, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), Other (Hispanic) (2.61%), White (Hispanic) (1.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%).

None of the households in Baker City, 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.

98.5% of the residents in Baker City, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Baker City, OR was $161,800, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%. Most people in Baker City, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Baker City, OR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Baker City, OR is home to a population of 9.79k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.95% of Baker City, OR residents were born outside of the country (191 people).

In 2020, there were 34.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.82k people) in Baker City, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Other (Hispanic) and 171 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baker City, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.82k ± 158
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    255 ± 118
  3. White (Hispanic)
    171 ± 72
4.82%
Hispanic Population
472 people

In 2020, there were 34.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.82k people) in Baker City, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Other (Hispanic) and 171 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.82% of the people in Baker City, OR are hispanic (472 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.95%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
191 people
2.43%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
237 people

As of 2020, 1.95% of Baker City, OR residents (191 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baker City, OR was 2.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Baker City, OR was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Baker City, OR are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Baker City, OR residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,609 ± 9,081 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,538 ± 3,676 people
  3. China
    22,455 ± 3,669 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,609 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,538 and China with 22,455.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Baker City, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Baker City, OR was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    420 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    345 ± 146
  3. Korea
    94 ± 49

Baker City, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Baker City, OR is $46,607. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Baker City, OR was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $55,637, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $51,458 and $50,875.

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,561. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Baker City, OR employs 3.8k people. The largest industries in Baker City, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Manufacturing (429 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,341), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,036), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,036).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,607
2020 value
± $5,428
4.65%
1 Year Growth
± 13.1%

Households in Baker City, OR have a median annual income of $46,607, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,537 in 2019, which represents a 4.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,771
Average Male Salary in Oregon
± $1,792
$54,561
Average Female Salary in Oregon
± $1,535

In 2020, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Oregon
  1. Asian
    $64,025 ± $5,447
  2. White
    $54,721 ± $1,157
  3. Black
    $44,935 ± $6,848

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oregon.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baker City, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baker City, OR was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $55,637, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $51,458 and $50,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baker City, OR (1.22k out of 9.23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,075 ± 229
  2. Hispanic
    92 ± 94
  3. Other
    90 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baker City, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.8k
2020 Value
± 413
−0.263%
1 Year decline
± 14.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baker City, OR declined at a rate of −0.263%, from 3.81k employees to 3.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baker City, OR, are Sales & Related Occupations (463 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (439 people), and Material Moving Occupations (241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baker City, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baker City, OR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (463 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (439 people), and Material Moving Occupations (241 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baker City, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.85 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.78 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baker City, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($91,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($84,100), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($82,656).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.8k
2020 Value
± 413
−0.263%
1 Year decline
± 14.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Baker City, OR declined at a rate of −0.263%, from 3.81k employees to 3.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baker City, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Manufacturing (429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baker City, OR, though some of these residents may live in Baker City, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Baker City, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (583 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Manufacturing (429 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baker City, OR has an unusually high number of Utilities (4.28 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.5 times), and Public Administration (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baker City, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,341), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,036), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($68,036).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%). The most partisan county was Lake County, OR with 79.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Oregon
56.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oregon
  1. 79.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 77.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oregon was Lake County, OR with 79.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oregon colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baker City, OR was $161,800 in 2020, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $146,500 to $161,800, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Baker City, OR is 69.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Baker City, OR have an average commute time of 11.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baker City, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$161,800
2020 Median
± $12,203
$146,500
2019 Median
± $15,017

In 2020, the median property value in Baker City, OR grew to to $161,800 from the previous year's value of $146,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baker City, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baker City, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$46,607
Median Household Income
± $5,428
4.2k
Number of Households
± 401

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.2k households in Baker City, OR grew to $46,607 from the previous year's value of $44,537.

The following chart displays the households in Baker City, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Baker City, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baker City, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
2020 Homeownership
68%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 69.1% of the housing units in Baker City, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baker City, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baker City, OR have a shorter commute time (11.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Baker City, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.8%)

In 2020, 76.2% of workers in Baker City, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.32%) and those who worked at home (7.8%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

92% of the population of Baker City, OR has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 2.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oregon was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Baker County, OR see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.32% increase from the previous year (1147 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2016 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 149 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.3%). Additionally, Malheur County and Union County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baker County, OR

Primary care physicians in Baker County, OR see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 7.32% increase from the previous year (1,147 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oregon
$4,232
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,185
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,942
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.96%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
2.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baker City, OR grew by 6.7% from 7.46% to 7.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baker City, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.3% prevalence
  2. 14.8% prevalence
  3. 14.7% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 18.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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