Harney County, OR

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2020 Population
7,310
0.592% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.1
1.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.63%
18.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,387
6.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$140,300
15.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Harney County, OR had a population of 7.31k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $43,387. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Harney County, OR grew from 7,267 to 7,310, a 0.592% increase and its median household income grew from $40,735 to $43,387, a 6.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.05%), White (Hispanic) (4.16%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.999%).

None of the households in Harney County, 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.

99.2% of the residents in Harney County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Harney County, OR was $140,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%.

Most people in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Harney County, OR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Harney County, OR is home to a population of 7.31k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.18% of Harney County, OR residents were born outside of the country (86 people).

In 2020, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.33k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 442 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 304 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Harney County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Harney County, OR was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.33k ± 6
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    442 ± 80.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    304 ± 56
5.4%
Hispanic Population
395 people

In 2020, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.33k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 442 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 304 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.4% of the people in Harney County, OR are hispanic (395 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.18%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
86 people
1.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
91 people

As of 2020, 1.18% of Harney County, OR residents (86 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harney County, OR was 1.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    327 ± 113
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    52 ± 45
  3. Korea
    24 ± 20

Harney County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Harney County, OR employs 3.17k people. The largest industries in Harney County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (449 people), and Public Administration (388 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,250), Utilities ($79,250), and Public Administration ($58,816).

Occupations

3.17k
2020 Value
± 354
6.49%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 6.49%, from 2.97k employees to 3.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harney County, OR, are Management Occupations (429 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (313 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (285 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harney County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.17k
2020 Value
± 354
6.49%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 6.49%, from 2.97k employees to 3.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harney County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (449 people), and Public Administration (388 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,667
Median earning men ± $12,894
$29,496
Median earning women ± $5,277

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,581), Public Administration ($74,491), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,721), Public Administration ($51,372), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,633).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 63
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 45
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 35
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

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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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

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. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harney County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 77.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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.

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 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Harney County, OR was $140,300 in 2020, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $121,300 to $140,300, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Harney County, OR is 71.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Harney County, OR have an average commute time of 15.7 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.

Property

$140,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$18,197
$2,283
Median Property Taxes
±$280

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 Harney County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Harney County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
Homeownership
2020
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.9% of the housing units in Harney County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9602
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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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.
$43,387
Median Household Income
± $5,876
3.18k
Number of Households
± 346

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.18k households in Harney County, OR grew to $43,387 from the previous year's value of $40,735.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harney County, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.34%)

In 2020, 68.3% of workers in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.98%) and those who worked at home (9.34%).

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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Commute Time

15.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harney County, OR have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Harney County, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harney County, OR (614 out of 7.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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94.2% of the population of Harney County, OR has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.29% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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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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).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.83%
Uninsured
37.9%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harney County, OR declined by 0.346% from 5.85% to 5.83%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.7% in Harney County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.31% in Harney County, OR.

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