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1.83% growth
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Median Household Income
0.97% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
2.4% growth
Median Property Value
3.27% growth

About the photo: The Koosah waterfall on the Mckenzie River in central Oregon.


The economy of Lane County, OR employs 169,464 people. The economy of Lane County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2; 1.3; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lane County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (27,588), Retail trade (24,610), and Educational Services (18,334), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,221), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($48,021).

Median household income in Lane County, OR is $47,777. Males in Lane County, OR have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,267. The income inequality of Lane County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower 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 Lane County, OR. In Lane County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 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 $7,226. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Lane County, OR is home to a population of 369,519 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lane County, OR is composed of 304,288 White residents (82.3%), 31,591 Hispanic residents (8.55%), 16,269 Two+ residents (4.4%), 9,408 Asian residents (2.55%), and 3,279 Black residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Lane County, OR are Spanish (16,894 speakers), Chinese (2,568 speakers), and German (1,415 speakers), but compared to other places, Lane County, OR has a relative high number of Scandinavian (388 speakers), Japanese (1,165 speakers), and German (1,415 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lane County, OR awarded 8,618 degrees. The student population of Lane County, OR is skewed towards females, with 3,849 male students and 4,769 female students. Most students in Lane County, OR are White (6,026 and 69.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (592 and 6.87%), Unknown (367 and 4.26%), and Asian (362 and 4.2%). The largest universities in Lane County, OR by number of graduates are University of Oregon (6,709 and 77.8%), Lane Community College (1,588 and 18.4%), and Northwest Christian University (197 and 2.29%). The most popular majors in Lane County, OR are General Business (532 and 6.17%), General Psychology (394 and 4.57%), and General Social Sciences (318 and 3.69%). The median tuition costs in Lane County, OR are $27,750 for private four year colleges, and $8,910 and $31,590 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 Lane County, OR is $243,500, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $235,800 to $243,500, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate of Lane County, OR is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lane County, OR have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lane County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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