Coos Bay, OR

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Population

16,070

0.366% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$43,173

8.61% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

6,536

2.19% growth

Median Property Value

$169,300

1.87% growth

About

In 2017, Coos Bay, OR had a population of 16.1k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $43,173. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Coos Bay, OR declined from 16,129 to 16,070, a -0.366% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,750 to $43,173, a 8.61% increase.

The population of Coos Bay, OR is 80.8% White Alone, 9.04% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.71% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Coos Bay, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coos Bay, OR are Southwestern Oregon Community College (830 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Coos Bay, OR is $169,300, and the homeownership rate is 57.5%. Most people in Coos Bay, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Coos Bay, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Coos Bay, OR employs 6.54k people. The largest industries in Coos Bay, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), Retail Trade (790 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (622 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,880), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,278), and Public Administration ($46,733).

Median household income in Coos Bay, OR is $43,173. Males in Coos Bay, 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 Coos Bay, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,173

2017 value

± $5,530

8.61%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Coos Bay, OR have a median annual income of $43,173, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,750 in 2016, which represents a 8.61% 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Coos Bay, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 8

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coos Bay, OR was Census Tract 2 with a value of $57,457, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $52,972 and $50,417.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coos Bay, OR (3.42k out of 16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    2,450 ± 397

  2. Hispanic

    535 ± 227

  3. Black

    415 ± 245

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Coos Bay, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

6.54k

2017 Value

± 570

2.19%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos Bay, OR grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 6.4k employees to 6.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coos Bay, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (900 people), Sales & Related Occupations (634 people), and Management Occupations (565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coos Bay, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Coos Bay, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (900 people), Sales & Related Occupations (634 people), and Management Occupations (565 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Coos Bay, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.83 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.91 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Coos Bay, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,621), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,375), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.54k

2017 Value

± 570

2.19%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos Bay, OR grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 6.4k employees to 6.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coos Bay, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), Retail Trade (790 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (622 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coos Bay, OR, though some of these residents may live in Coos Bay, 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 Coos Bay, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), Retail Trade (790 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Coos Bay, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.26 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.23 times), and Public Administration (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Coos Bay, OR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,880), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,278), and Public Administration ($46,733).

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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. $20.9B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $13.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.9B, followed by Electronics ($15.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($13.7B).

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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$146B

2020 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

37.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $146B. This is expected to increase 37.6% 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. $28.1B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $3.12B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $28.1B, followed by California with $19.5B and Minnesota and $3.12B.

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

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Health

90.4% of the population of Coos Bay, OR has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Coos Bay, 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

9.56%

Uninsured

31.4%

Employer Coverage

26.7%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

2.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coos Bay, OR declined by 24.4% from 12.7% to 9.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Coos Bay, 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

Coos Bay, OR is home to a population of 16.1k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.29% of Coos Bay, OR residents were born outside of the country (850 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Coos Bay, OR is composed of 13k White Alone residents (80.8%), 1.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.04%), 918 Two or More Races residents (5.71%), 334 Asian Alone residents (2.08%), 183 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.14%), 178 Black or African American Alone residents (1.11%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.106%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14

In 2017, the median age of all people in Coos Bay, OR was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Coos Bay, OR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Coos Bay, OR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

850 people

5.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

834 people

As of 2017, 5.29% of Coos Bay, OR residents (850 people) 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 Coos Bay, OR was 5.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Coos Bay, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Coos Bay, OR was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13k ± 446

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.45k ± 563

  3. Two or More Races

    918 ± 241

In 2017, there were 8.94 times more White Alone residents (13k people) in Coos Bay, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k Hispanic or Latino and 918 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 Coos Bay, OR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    564 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    172 ± 97

  3. Korea

    144 ± 79

Coos Bay, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Coos Bay, OR awarded 830 degrees. The student population of Coos Bay, OR is skewed towards women, with 862 male students and 1,237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coos Bay, OR are White (609 and 74.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (64 and 7.84%), American Indian or Alaska Native (41 and 5.02%), and Two or More Races (39 and 4.78%).

The largest universities in Coos Bay, OR by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Oregon Community College (830 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coos Bay, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (250 and 30.1%), General Studies (93 and 11.2%), and Culinary Arts & Chef Training (93 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Coos Bay, OR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 250 degrees awarded

  2. 93 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Coos Bay, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 250 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Coos Bay, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

830 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Coos Bay, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Oregon Community College with 830 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

370

Degrees Awarded to Men

460

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coos Bay, OR, which is 0.804 times less than the 460 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    609 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    41 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coos Bay, OR were to White students. These 609 degrees mean that there were 9.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 64 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coos Bay, OR was $169,300 in 2017, which is 0.737 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,200 to $169,300, a 1.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Coos Bay, OR is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coos Bay, OR have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coos Bay, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$169,300

2017 Median

± $11,989

$166,200

2016 Median

± $9,468

In 2017, the median property value in Coos Bay, OR grew to to $169,300 from the previous year's value of $166,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Coos Bay, 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 Coos Bay, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$43,173

Median Household Income

± $5,530

6.67k

Number of Households

± 569

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.67k households in Coos Bay, OR grew to $43,173 from the previous year's value of $39,750.

The following chart displays the households in Coos Bay, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.5%

2017 Homeownership

56.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.5% of the housing units in Coos Bay, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

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

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coos Bay, OR have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Coos Bay, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Coos Bay, OR was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.62%) and those who Worked At Home (5.52%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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