Harney County, OR

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2019 Population
7,267
0.54% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
45.9
0.434% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
10.5%
36.6% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$40,735
2.54% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$121,300
3.15% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,974
2.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Harney County, OR had a population of 7.27k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $40,735. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Harney County, OR grew from 7,228 to 7,267, a 0.54% increase and its median household income declined from $41,797 to $40,735, a −2.54% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.97%), White (Hispanic) (4.53%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.482%). 0% of the households in Harney County, OR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.1% of the residents in Harney County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Harney County, OR was $121,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%. Most people in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Harney County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Harney County, OR is home to a population of 7.27k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.25% of Harney County, OR residents were born outside of the country (91 people).

In 2019, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.33k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 329 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.33k ± 17
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    434 ± 66.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    329 ± 37
5.11%
Hispanic Population
371 people

In 2019, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.33k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 329 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.11% of the people in Harney County, OR are hispanic (371 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harney County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
91 people
1.78%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
129 people

As of 2019, 1.25% of Harney County, OR residents (91 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harney County, OR was 1.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Harney County, OR was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Harney County, OR are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Harney County, OR residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,075 ± 9,063 people
  2. China
    22,741 ± 3,692 people
  3. Vietnam
    22,210 ± 3,649 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,075 Oregon residents, followed by China with 22,741 and Vietnam with 22,210.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
98.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Harney County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Harney County, OR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    335 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    109 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    77 ± 46

Harney County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Harney County, OR is $40,735. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Harney County, OR was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $53,846, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $37,652 and N/A.

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,010. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Harney County, OR employs 2.97k people. The largest industries in Harney County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (434 people), and Public Administration (377 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($122,768), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,333), and Wholesale Trade ($57,738).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,735
2019 value
± $4,310
−2.54%
1 Year Growth
± 15.6%

Households in Harney County, OR have a median annual income of $40,735, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,797 in 2018, which represents a −2.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,971
Average Male Salary in Oregon
± $1,748
$52,010
Average Female Salary in Oregon
± $1,441

In 2019, 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 in Oregon
  1. Asian
    $60,218 ± $5,230
  2. White
    $52,171 ± $1,101
  3. Black
    $42,634 ± $7,094

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oregon.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harney County, OR is from Oregon.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2019, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.664% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harney County, OR was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $53,846, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $37,652 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

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harney County, OR (751 out of 7.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    620 ± 146
  2. Two Or More
    106 ± 87
  3. Native American
    24 ± 64

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harney County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.97k
2019 Value
± 322
2.62%
1 Year growth
± 14.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 2.9k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harney County, OR, are Management Occupations (412 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (261 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 (412 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (261 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 (7.44 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.48 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.15 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 ($78,281), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($76,116), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,893).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.97k
2019 Value
± 322
2.62%
1 Year growth
± 14.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 2.9k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harney County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (434 people), and Public Administration (377 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 (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (434 people), and Public Administration (377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harney County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.6 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.75 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harney County, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($122,768), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,333), and Wholesale Trade ($57,738).

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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. $23.3B
  2. $21B
  3. $20.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $23.3B, followed by Electronics ($21B) and Mixed freight ($20.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Oregon.
$174B
2018 Value in Oregon
$349B
Projected 2045 Value in Oregon
100% growth

In 2018, total outbound Oregon trade was $174B. This is expected to increase 100% to $349B 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. $38.9B
  2. $24B
  3. $4.89B

In 2018, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $38.9B, followed by California with $24B and Texas and $4.89B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Harney County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 73.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.2%), followed by Other (9.54%). The most partisan county was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Harney County, OR
73.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oregon
  1. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 74% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73.3% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oregon was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oregon colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harney County, OR was $121,300 in 2019, which is 0.504 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $117,600 to $121,300, a 3.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Harney County, OR is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Harney County, OR have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harney County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,300
2019 Median
± $11,110
$117,600
2018 Median
± $9,578

In 2019, the median property value in Harney County, OR grew to to $121,300 from the previous year's value of $117,600.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,735
Median Household Income
± $4,310
3.24k
Number of Households
± 337

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.24k households in Harney County, OR declined from $40,735 from the previous year's value of $41,797.

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 $75k - $100k 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

72.2%
2019 Homeownership
73.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.2% of the housing units in Harney County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harney County, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harney County, OR have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Harney County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (68.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Walked (8.25%)

In 2019, 68.3% of workers in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who walked to work (8.25%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 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 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Harney County, OR has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oregon 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 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.2% decrease from the previous year (1458 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1479 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 154 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.3%). Additionally, Malheur County and Union County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harney County, OR

Primary care physicians in Harney County, OR see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 16.2% decrease from the previous year (1,458 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oregon
$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

5.85%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
2.77%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harney County, OR declined by 13.7% from 6.79% to 5.85%.

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. 18.3% prevalence
  2. 14.8% prevalence
  3. 14.7% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 18.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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