Harney County, OR

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Population

7,195

0.263% decline

Median Age

46.2


Median Household Income

$39,504

2.79% growth

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Number of Employees

2,881

1.67% decline

Median Property Value

$111,900

7.29% growth

About

In 2017, Harney County, OR had a population of 7.2k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $39,504. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harney County, OR declined from 7,214 to 7,195, a -0.263% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,431 to $39,504, a 2.79% increase.

The population of Harney County, OR is 86.8% White Alone, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.07% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Harney County, OR speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harney County, OR is $111,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Harney County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harney County, OR is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harney County, OR employs 2.88k people. The largest industries in Harney County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (418 people), and Public Administration (334 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,417), Utilities ($95,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,644).

Median household income in Harney County, OR is $39,504. Males in Harney 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 Harney County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,504

2017 value

± $4,691

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Harney County, OR have a median annual income of $39,504, 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 $38,431 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% 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 Harney 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harney County, OR was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $47,350, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $38,304 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harney County, OR (1.24k out of 7.09k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    1,043 ± 196

  2. Two Or More

    111 ± 92

  3. Hispanic

    74 ± 95

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

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

2.88k

2017 Value

± 296

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harney County, OR declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 2.93k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harney County, OR, are Management Occupations (486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (343 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (274 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harney County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harney County, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (343 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (274 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harney County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.8 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.57 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harney County, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($103,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,125), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,441).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.88k

2017 Value

± 296

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harney County, OR declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 2.93k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harney County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (418 people), and Public Administration (334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harney County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Harney 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 Harney County, OR, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (418 people), and Public Administration (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harney County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.5 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.48 times), and Utilities (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harney County, OR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,417), Utilities ($95,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,644).

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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

92.2% of the population of Harney County, OR has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 21.3% on non-group plans, and 3.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harney County, OR see 1440 patients per year on average, which represents a 39.4% decrease from the previous year (2375 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 203 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

1,440 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harney County, OR see an average of 1,440 patients per year. This represents a 39.4% decrease from the previous year (2,375 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harney 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

7.77%

Uninsured

34.6%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

21.3%

Non-Group

3.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harney County, OR declined by 12.8% from 8.92% to 7.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harney 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

Harney County, OR is home to a population of 7.2k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.75% of Harney County, OR residents were born outside of the country (198 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harney County, OR is composed of 6.25k White Alone residents (86.8%), 359 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.99%), 221 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.07%), 219 Two or More Races residents (3.04%), 61 Black or African American Alone residents (0.848%), 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.681%), 31 Asian Alone residents (0.431%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.125%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 22.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harney County, OR was 46.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Harney County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harney County, OR residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

198 people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

158 people

As of 2017, 2.75% of Harney County, OR residents (198 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 Harney County, OR was 2.19%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Harney County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harney County, 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

    6.25k ± 54

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    359 ± 69.7

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    221 ± 90

In 2017, there were 17.4 times more White Alone residents (6.25k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 359 Hispanic or Latino and 221 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harney 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 Harney 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 Harney County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harney 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

    335 ± 83

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    130 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    122 ± 97

Harney County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harney County, OR was $111,900 in 2017, which is 0.514 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,300 to $111,900, a 7.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Harney County, OR is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harney County, OR have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harney County, OR is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,504

Median Household Income

± $4,691

3.08k

Number of Households

± 305

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.08k households in Harney County, OR grew to $39,504 from the previous year's value of $38,431.

The following chart displays the households in Harney 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$111,900

2017 Median

± $8,004

$104,300

2016 Median

± $9,072

In 2017, the median property value in Harney County, OR grew to to $111,900 from the previous year's value of $104,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harney 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 Harney County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Harney County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harney County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harney County, OR have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harney County, OR have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Harney County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.29%

  3. Carpooled

    8.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harney County, OR was Drove Alone (73.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.29%) and those who Carpooled (8.4%).

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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