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0.04% decline
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4% growth
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0.69% decline
Median Property Value
2.24% decline

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The economy of Klamath County, OR employs 25,576 people. The economy of Klamath County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.66; 1.57; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Klamath County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,353), Retail trade (2,975), and Manufacturing (2,913), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,892), Utilities ($53,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,679).

Median household income in Klamath County, OR is $41,951. Males in Klamath County, OR have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,715. The income inequality of Klamath County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 which is higher 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 Klamath County, OR. In Klamath 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 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,273. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Klamath County, OR is home to a population of 65,946 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Klamath County, OR is composed of 52,273 White residents (79.3%), 7,823 Hispanic residents (11.9%), 2,555 Two+ residents (3.87%), 2,118 Native residents (3.21%), and 630 Asian residents (0.96%). The most common foreign languages in Klamath County, OR are Spanish (3,708 speakers), German (296 speakers), and Chinese (230 speakers), but compared to other places, Klamath County, OR has a relative high number of Other Native North American (84 speakers), German (296 speakers), and Thai (35 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Klamath County, OR awarded 1,052 degrees. The student population of Klamath County, OR is skewed towards females, with 491 male students and 561 female students. Most students in Klamath County, OR are White (792 and 75.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (74 and 7.03%), Unknown (50 and 4.75%), and Asian (50 and 4.75%). The largest universities in Klamath County, OR by number of graduates are Oregon Institute of Technology (688 and 65.4%), Klamath Community College (325 and 30.9%), and College of Cosmetology (39 and 3.71%). The most popular majors in Klamath County, OR are Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (73 and 6.94%), Dental Hygiene (62 and 5.89%), and Clinical Laboratory Technologist (49 and 4.66%). The median tuition costs in Klamath County, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,110 and $25,811 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 Klamath County, OR is $148,100, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $151,500 to $148,100, a 2.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Klamath County, OR is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Klamath County, OR have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Klamath County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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