Brookings, OR

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Population

22,377

0.0581% growth

Median Age

55.6


Median Household Income

$42,519

9.98% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

7,745

1.56% growth

Median Property Value

$221,300

0.36% decline

About

In 2017, Brookings, OR had a population of 22.4k people with a median age of 55.6 and a median household income of $42,519. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brookings, OR grew from 22,364 to 22,377, a 0.0581% increase and its median household income grew from $38,661 to $42,519, a 9.98% increase.

The population of Brookings, OR is 86.8% White Alone, 6.77% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.37% Two or More Races. 4.75% of the people in Brookings, OR speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brookings, OR is $221,300, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Brookings, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookings, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brookings, OR employs 7.75k people. The largest industries in Brookings, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,166 people), Retail Trade (952 people), and Public Administration (938 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($62,778), Utilities ($51,136), and Public Administration ($50,966).

Median household income in Brookings, OR is $42,519. Males in Brookings, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Brookings, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,519

2017 value

± $6,221

9.98%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Brookings, OR have a median annual income of $42,519, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,661 in 2016, which represents a 9.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Brookings, OR made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Brookings, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookings, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookings, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $80,946, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Deschutes County, OR, with respective values of $79,878 and $66,273.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookings, OR (3.43k out of 22.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    3,178 ± 445

  2. Hispanic

    452 ± 229

  3. Native American

    120 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookings, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

7.75k

2017 Value

± 680

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookings, OR grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 7.63k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookings, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (977 people), Sales & Related Occupations (804 people), and Management Occupations (727 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookings, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brookings, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (977 people), Sales & Related Occupations (804 people), and Management Occupations (727 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brookings, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.78 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.74 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brookings, OR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,014), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($71,376).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.75k

2017 Value

± 680

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookings, OR grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 7.63k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookings, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,166 people), Retail Trade (952 people), and Public Administration (938 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookings, OR, though some of these residents may live in Brookings, 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 Brookings, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,166 people), Retail Trade (952 people), and Public Administration (938 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brookings, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.82 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.6 times), and Public Administration (2.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brookings, OR, by median earnings, are Information ($62,778), Utilities ($51,136), and Public Administration ($50,966).

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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. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $12.8B.

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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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

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. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Brookings, OR has health coverage, with 26.8% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 23.6% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 3.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brookings, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

7.38%

Uninsured

26.8%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

23.6%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

3.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookings, OR declined by 26.2% from 10% to 7.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brookings, 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. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

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

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Diversity

Brookings, OR is home to a population of 22.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.73% of Brookings, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Brookings, OR is composed of 19.4k White Alone residents (86.8%), 1.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.77%), 753 Two or More Races residents (3.37%), 457 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.04%), 121 Asian Alone residents (0.541%), 74 Black or African American Alone residents (0.331%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0223%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brookings, OR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (633 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (82 speakers), and German (82 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brookings, OR was 55.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Brookings, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brookings, OR residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.73% of Brookings, OR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookings, OR was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brookings, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Brookings, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Brookings, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brookings, OR was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.4k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.52k ± 357

  3. Two or More Races

    753 ± 230

In 2017, there were 12.8 times more White Alone residents (19.4k people) in Brookings, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Hispanic or Latino and 753 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brookings, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    633 speakers (2.95%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    82 speakers (0.382%)

  3. German

    82 speakers (0.382%)

4.75% of Brookings, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Brookings, OR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.95% of the overall population of Brookings, OR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.382% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.382% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,288 ± 234

  2. Korea

    404 ± 147

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    208 ± 119

Brookings, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brookings, OR was $221,300 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $222,100 to $221,300, a 0.36% decrease. The homeownership rate in Brookings, OR is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brookings, OR have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brookings, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,519

Median Household Income

± $6,221

10.4k

Number of Households

± 731

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Brookings, OR grew to $42,519 from the previous year's value of $38,661.

The following chart displays the households in Brookings, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$221,300

2017 Median

± $13,020

$222,100

2016 Median

± $15,517

In 2017, the median property value in Brookings, OR declined from to $221,300 from the previous year's value of $222,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brookings, 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 Brookings, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2017 Homeownership

66%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.5% of the housing units in Brookings, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brookings, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brookings, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brookings, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookings, OR have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.502% of the workforce in Brookings, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brookings, OR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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