Coos Bay, OR

Census Place

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2022 Population
15,949
0.176% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
3.13% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
7.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,331
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,000
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,245
3.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Coos Bay, OR had a population of 15.9k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $53,331. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Coos Bay, OR grew from 15,921 to 15,949, a 0.176% increase and its median household income grew from $48,233 to $53,331, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Coos Bay, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.55%), Other (Hispanic) (3.48%), White (Hispanic) (3.02%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Coos Bay, 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.

97.2% of the residents in Coos Bay, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coos Bay, OR are Southwestern Oregon Community College (439 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Coos Bay, OR was $247,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.1%.

Most people in Coos Bay, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Coos Bay, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Coos Bay, OR is home to a population of 15.9k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.78% of Coos Bay, OR residents were born outside of the country (763 people).

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.1k people) in Coos Bay, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 885 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 555 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Coos Bay, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Coos Bay, OR was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Coos Bay, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 473
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    885 ± 273
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    555 ± 333
8.98%
Hispanic Population
1.43k people

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.1k people) in Coos Bay, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 885 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 555 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.98% of the people in Coos Bay, OR are hispanic (1.43k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
763 people
3.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
597 people

As of 2022, 4.78% of Coos Bay, OR residents (763 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 Coos Bay, OR was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    532 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    304 ± 154
  3. Korea
    115 ± 116

Coos Bay, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Coos Bay, OR employs 7.25k people. The largest industries in Coos Bay, OR are Retail Trade (1,097 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (975 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (850 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,667), Construction ($73,017), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,083).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.25k
2022 Value
± 736
3.38%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coos Bay, OR grew at a rate of 3.38%, from 7.01k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coos Bay, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (918 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (786 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (636 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coos Bay, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.25k
2022 Value
± 736
3.38%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coos Bay, OR grew at a rate of 3.38%, from 7.01k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coos Bay, OR, are Retail Trade (1,097 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (975 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (850 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,244
Median earning men ± $4,175
$29,021
Median earning women ± $1,998

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,733), Construction ($73,017), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,691).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,063), Public Administration ($34,603), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,177).

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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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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%).

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

In 2022, universities in Coos Bay, OR awarded 439 degrees. The student population of Coos Bay, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 555 male students and 888 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coos Bay, OR are White (317 and 74.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (50 and 11.7%), Two or More Races (27 and 6.32%), and Unknown (11 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Coos Bay, OR by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Oregon Community College (439 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coos Bay, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 and 31.4%), General Studies (48 and 10.9%), and Welding Technology (43 and 9.79%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,443 students enrolled in Coos Bay, OR, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 935 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 138 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Coos Bay, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 138 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
439 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Oregon Community College with 439 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 164 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coos Bay, OR, which is 0.596 times less than the 275 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 317 degrees mean that there were 6.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,646) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,991) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coos Bay, OR was $247,000 in 2022, which is 0.876 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $211,900 to $247,000, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Coos Bay, OR is 60.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Coos Bay, OR have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Coos Bay, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Coos Bay, OR is $53,331. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Coos Bay, OR was Census Tract 2 with a value of $77,585, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $73,929 and $70,000.

Property

$247,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,421
$4,361
Median Property Taxes
±$508

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 Coos Bay, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

60.1%
Homeownership
2022
55.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.1% of the housing units in Coos Bay, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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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 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coos Bay, OR was Census Tract 2 with a value of $77,585, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $73,929 and $70,000.

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

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Household Income

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$53,331
Median Household Income
± $4,812
7.26k
Number of Households
± 697

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.26k households in Coos Bay, OR grew to $53,331 from the previous year's value of $48,233.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Coos Bay, 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 (72.7%)
  2. Carpooled (15.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.73%)

In 2022, 72.7% of workers in Coos Bay, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.8%) and those who worked at home (4.73%).

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coos Bay, OR have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.907% of the workforce in Coos Bay, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coos Bay, OR (2.3k out of 15.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Coos Bay, OR is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

92.2% of the population of Coos Bay, OR has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 8.93% on non-group plans, and 4.84% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Coos County, OR see 1112 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.18% increase from the previous year (1110 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1156 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 214 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,112 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Coos County, OR

Primary care physicians in Coos County, OR see an average of 1,112 patients per year. This represents a 0.18% increase from the previous year (1,110 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.81%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
8.93%
Non-Group
4.84%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coos Bay, OR grew by 4.01% from 7.5% to 7.81%.

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