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2.52% growth
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Median Household Income
5.83% growth
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Number of Employees
5.64% growth
Median Property Value
8.64% growth

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The economy of Deschutes County, OR employs 78,810 people. The economy of Deschutes County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 2.09; 1.51; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Deschutes County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,576), Retail trade (10,221), and Accommodation & Food Service (8,300), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($110,460), Utilities ($52,589), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,642).

Median household income in Deschutes County, OR is $54,211. Males in Deschutes County, OR have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,420. The income inequality of Deschutes County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Deschutes County, OR. In Deschutes County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,175. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Deschutes County, OR is home to a population of 170,813 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Deschutes County, OR is composed of 150,077 White residents (87.9%), 13,029 Hispanic residents (7.63%), 4,213 Two+ residents (2.47%), 1,701 Asian residents (1%), and 797 Black residents (0.47%). The most common foreign languages in Deschutes County, OR are Spanish (6,958 speakers), German (552 speakers), and French (425 speakers), but compared to other places, Deschutes County, OR has a relative high number of Japanese (279 speakers), Other West Germanic (183 speakers), and German (552 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Deschutes County, OR awarded 1,375 degrees. The student population of Deschutes County, OR is skewed towards females, with 579 male students and 796 female students. Most students in Deschutes County, OR are White (1,081 and 78.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 8.07%), Unknown (98 and 7.13%), and Two or more races (32 and 2.33%). The largest universities in Deschutes County, OR by number of graduates are Central Oregon Community College (1,286 and 93.5%), Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College (67 and 4.87%), and Sage School of Massage (22 and 1.6%). The most popular majors in Deschutes County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (548 and 39.9%), General Studies (71 and 5.16%), and General Business Administration & Management (41 and 2.98%). The median tuition costs in Deschutes 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Deschutes County, OR is $275,300, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $253,400 to $275,300, a 8.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Deschutes County, OR is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Deschutes County, OR have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Deschutes County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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