Lake County, OR

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Population

7,807

0.103% growth

Median Age

48.8


Median Household Income

$32,769

2.04% decline

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

3,039

4.47% growth

Median Property Value

$123,100

5.57% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, OR had a population of 7.81k people with a median age of 48.8 and a median household income of $32,769. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, OR grew from 7,799 to 7,807, a 0.103% increase and its median household income declined from $33,453 to $32,769, a -2.04% decrease.

The population of Lake County, OR is 85.2% White Alone, 7.86% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.84% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lake County, OR speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake County, OR is $123,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.5%. Most people in Lake County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, OR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, OR employs 3.04k people. The largest industries in Lake County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (665 people), Public Administration (358 people), and Retail Trade (292 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($62,663), Public Administration ($46,293), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,938).

Median household income in Lake County, OR is $32,769. Males in Lake 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 Lake County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,769

2017 value

± $3,649

-2.04%

1 Year Growth

± 18.6%

Households in Lake County, OR have a median annual income of $32,769, 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 $33,453 in 2016, which represents a -2.04% 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.

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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 Lake 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 Lake County, OR was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $34,485, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $31,108 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, OR (1.45k out of 7.24k 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 < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,284 ± 229

  2. Hispanic

    169 ± 111

  3. Two Or More

    104 ± 96

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

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

3.04k

2017 Value

± 313

4.47%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, OR grew at a rate of 4.47%, from 2.91k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, OR, are Management Occupations (580 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (359 people), and Production Occupations (197 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (580 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (359 people), and Production Occupations (197 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.97 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.34 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, OR, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,167), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.04k

2017 Value

± 313

4.47%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, OR grew at a rate of 4.47%, from 2.91k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (665 people), Public Administration (358 people), and Retail Trade (292 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, OR, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (665 people), Public Administration (358 people), and Retail Trade (292 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.5 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.52 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.85 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, OR, by median earnings, are Information ($62,663), Public Administration ($46,293), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,938).

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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

89.5% of the population of Lake County, OR has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 4.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, OR see 1957 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.153% decrease from the previous year (1960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 653 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

1,957 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, OR see an average of 1,957 patients per year. This represents a 0.153% decrease from the previous year (1,960 patients).

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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%).

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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

10.5%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

18.5%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

4.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, OR declined by 3.5% from 10.9% to 10.5%.

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

Lake County, OR is home to a population of 7.81k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.63% of Lake County, OR residents were born outside of the country (205 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, OR is composed of 6.65k White Alone residents (85.2%), 614 Hispanic or Latino residents (7.86%), 300 Two or More Races residents (3.84%), 147 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.88%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.82%), 20 Black or African American Alone residents (0.256%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.115%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, OR was 48.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lake County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, OR residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

205 people

3.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

277 people

As of 2017, 2.63% of Lake County, OR residents (205 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 Lake County, OR was 3.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Lake County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, OR was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.65k ± 37

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    614 ± 149

  3. Two or More Races

    300 ± 77.4

In 2017, there were 10.8 times more White Alone residents (6.65k people) in Lake County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 614 Hispanic or Latino and 300 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    410 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 67

  3. World War II

    82 ± 66

Lake County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, OR was $123,100 in 2017, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,600 to $123,100, a 5.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, OR is 59.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, OR have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,769

Median Household Income

± $3,649

3.52k

Number of Households

± 337

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.52k households in Lake County, OR declined from $32,769 from the previous year's value of $33,453.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$123,100

2017 Median

± $15,535

$116,600

2016 Median

± $8,020

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, OR grew to to $123,100 from the previous year's value of $116,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.5%

2017 Homeownership

61.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.5% of the housing units in Lake County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

13 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, OR have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Lake County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.1%

  3. Carpooled

    9.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, OR was Drove Alone (70.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.1%) and those who Carpooled (9.05%).

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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