Coos County, OR

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Population

62,921

0.0365% decline

Median Age

48.3


Median Household Income

$40,848

4.44% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

24,254

3.05% growth

Median Property Value

$177,300

4.36% growth

About

In 2017, Coos County, OR had a population of 62.9k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $40,848. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Coos County, OR declined from 62,944 to 62,921, a -0.0365% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,110 to $40,848, a 4.44% increase.

The population of Coos County, OR is 85.6% White Alone, 6.28% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.25% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Coos County, OR speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coos County, OR are Southwestern Oregon Community College (945 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Coos County, OR is $177,300, and the homeownership rate is 65.2%. Most people in Coos County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Coos County, OR is 2 cars per household.

Coos County, OR borders Douglas County, OR and Curry County, OR.

Economy

The economy of Coos County, OR employs 24.3k people. The largest industries in Coos County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,323 people), Retail Trade (3,075 people), and Educational Services (1,833 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,147), Public Administration ($46,521), and Utilities ($46,094).

Median household income in Coos County, OR is $40,848. Males in Coos County, 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 County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,848

2017 value

± $1,581

4.44%

1 Year Growth

± 5.09%

Households in Coos County, OR have a median annual income of $40,848, 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 $39,110 in 2016, which represents a 4.44% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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 County, 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 tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coos County, 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.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coos County, OR (11.1k out of 62k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    9,062 ± 703

  2. Hispanic

    1,048 ± 251

  3. Two Or More

    627 ± 192

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

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

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,128

3.05%

1 Year growth

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos County, OR grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 23.5k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coos County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,144 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,336 people), and Management Occupations (2,246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coos County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Coos County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,144 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,336 people), and Management Occupations (2,246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coos County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.99 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.71 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Coos County, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($79,718), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($69,766), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,128

3.05%

1 Year growth

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coos County, OR grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 23.5k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coos County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,323 people), Retail Trade (3,075 people), and Educational Services (1,833 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coos County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Coos County, 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 County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,323 people), Retail Trade (3,075 people), and Educational Services (1,833 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coos County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.99 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.96 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Coos County, OR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,147), Public Administration ($46,521), and Utilities ($46,094).

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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 ($13.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($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

89.9% of the population of Coos County, OR has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 3.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Coos County, OR see 1262 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.08% increase from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1250 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 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

1,262 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Coos County, OR see an average of 1,262 patients per year. This represents a 9.08% increase from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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

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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

10.1%

Uninsured

30.5%

Employer Coverage

22.7%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

3.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coos County, OR declined by 18.7% from 12.5% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Coos County, 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 County, OR is home to a population of 62.9k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.71% of Coos County, OR residents were born outside of the country (2.34k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Coos County, OR is composed of 53.8k White Alone residents (85.6%), 3.95k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.28%), 2.68k Two or More Races residents (4.25%), 1.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.01%), 678 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 360 Black or African American Alone residents (0.572%), 102 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.162%), and 61 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0969%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Coos County, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Coos County, OR was 48.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Coos County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Coos County, OR residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.34k people

3.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.36k people

As of 2017, 3.71% of Coos County, OR residents (2.34k 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 County, OR was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Coos County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Coos County, OR was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    53.8k ± 81

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.95k ± 757

  3. Two or More Races

    2.68k ± 348

In 2017, there were 13.6 times more White Alone residents (53.8k people) in Coos County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.95k Hispanic or Latino and 2.68k 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 County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Coos County, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Coos County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Coos County, OR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,173 ± 329

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    832 ± 225

  3. Korea

    762 ± 168

Coos County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Coos County, OR awarded 945 degrees. The student population of Coos County, OR is skewed towards women, with 898 male students and 1,262 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coos County, OR are White (697 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (77 and 8.21%), Unknown (60 and 6.4%), and Two or More Races (40 and 4.26%).

The largest universities in Coos County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Oregon Community College (945 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coos County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (291 and 30.8%), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (132 and 14%), and Baking & Pastry Arts (95 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Coos County, 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. 291 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Coos County, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 291 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

945 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Coos County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Oregon Community College with 945 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

413

Degrees Awarded to Men

532

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 413 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coos County, OR, which is 0.776 times less than the 532 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

    697 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    60 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coos County, OR were to White students. These 697 degrees mean that there were 9.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coos County, OR was $177,300 in 2017, which is 0.815 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,900 to $177,300, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Coos County, OR is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coos County, OR have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coos County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,848

Median Household Income

± $1,581

26.5k

Number of Households

± 1,094

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.5k households in Coos County, OR grew to $40,848 from the previous year's value of $39,110.

The following chart displays the households in Coos 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$177,300

2017 Median

± $7,003

$169,900

2016 Median

± $3,612

In 2017, the median property value in Coos County, OR grew to to $177,300 from the previous year's value of $169,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.2% of the housing units in Coos County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Coos County, 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 Coos County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Coos County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coos County, OR have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Coos County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Coos County, OR was Drove Alone (76.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (6.35%).

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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