Lincoln County, OR

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Population

47,307

1.33% growth

Median Age

50.9


Median Household Income

$43,291

4.81% growth

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Number of Employees

18,891

0.928% decline

Median Property Value

$227,700

5.27% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, OR had a population of 47.3k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $43,291. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, OR grew from 46,685 to 47,307, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $41,303 to $43,291, a 4.81% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, OR is 82.9% White Alone, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.59% Two or More Races. 7.35% of the people in Lincoln County, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, OR are Oregon Coast Community College (110 degrees awarded in 2016) and Phagans Newport Academy of Cosmetology Careers (15 degrees).

The median property value in Lincoln County, OR is $227,700, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Lincoln County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, OR employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, OR are Accommodation & Food Services (3,137 people), Retail Trade (2,736 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,681), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,606), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,925).

Median household income in Lincoln County, OR is $43,291. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,291

2017 value

± $1,854

4.81%

1 Year Growth

± 5.96%

Households in Lincoln County, OR have a median annual income of $43,291, 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 $41,303 in 2016, which represents a 4.81% 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 Lincoln County, OR made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Lincoln County, OR 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

  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 Lincoln County, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Lincoln County, OR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln 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 9503.03

  2. Census Tract 9509

  3. Census Tract 9512

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, OR was Census Tract 9503.03 with a value of $54,896, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $53,523 and $50,938.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, OR (8.58k out of 46.7k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    7,322 ± 494

  2. Hispanic

    1,060 ± 233

  3. Two Or More

    468 ± 127

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln 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

18.9k

2017 Value

± 836

-0.928%

1 Year decline

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, OR declined at a rate of -0.928%, from 19.1k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,348 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,221 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,001 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,348 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,221 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,001 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.97 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,079), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,438), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,310).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.9k

2017 Value

± 836

-0.928%

1 Year decline

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, OR declined at a rate of -0.928%, from 19.1k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, OR, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,137 people), Retail Trade (2,736 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, OR, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,137 people), Retail Trade (2,736 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.48 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.18 times), and Utilities (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,681), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,606), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,925).

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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 with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $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

88.3% of the population of Lincoln County, OR has health coverage, with 25.9% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 3.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, OR see 2045 patients per year on average, which represents a 19% increase from the previous year (1719 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1594 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 295 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

2045 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, OR see an average of 2045 patients per year. This represents a 19% increase from the previous year (1719 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, OR in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

11.7%

Uninsured

25.9%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

19.4%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

3.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, OR declined by 17.6% from 14.2% to 11.7%.

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

Lincoln County, OR is home to a population of 47.3k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.44% of Lincoln County, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, OR is composed of 39.2k White Alone residents (82.9%), 4.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.85%), 1.7k Two or More Races residents (3.59%), 1.35k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.85%), 555 Asian Alone residents (1.17%), 204 Black or African American Alone residents (0.431%), 98 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.207%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincoln County, OR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,549 speakers), German (114 speakers), and Chinese (105 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, OR was 50.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Lincoln County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, OR residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.44% of Lincoln County, OR residents 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 Lincoln County, OR was 5.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Lincoln County, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Lincoln County, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Lincoln County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, OR was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.2k ± 53

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.19k ± 663

  3. Two or More Races

    1.7k ± 217

In 2017, there were 9.36 times more White Alone residents (39.2k people) in Lincoln County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.19k Hispanic or Latino and 1.7k 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 Lincoln County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,549 speakers (5.79%)

  2. German

    114 speakers (0.259%)

  3. Chinese

    105 speakers (0.238%)

7.35% of Lincoln County, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lincoln County, OR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.79% of the overall population of Lincoln County, OR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.259% speak German and 0.238% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,404 ± 297

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    508 ± 141

  3. Korea

    503 ± 105

Lincoln County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lincoln County, OR awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, OR is skewed towards women, with 145 male students and 292 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, OR are White (96 and 76.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 11.2%), Unknown (7 and 5.6%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.4%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Oregon Coast Community College (110 and 88%) and Phagans Newport Academy of Cosmetology Careers (15 and 12%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (32 and 25.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (31 and 24.8%), and Registered Nursing (19 and 15.2%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln County, OR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 5 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, OR was General Studies with 5 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lincoln County, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 110 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lincoln County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oregon Coast Community College with 110 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

23

Degrees Awarded to Men

102

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 23 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, OR, which is 0.225 times less than the 102 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    96 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lincoln County, OR were to White students. These 96 degrees mean that there were 6.86 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, OR was $227,700 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $216,300 to $227,700, a 5.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, OR is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, OR have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln 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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$43,291

Median Household Income

± $1,854

20.7k

Number of Households

± 786

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Lincoln County, OR grew to $43,291 from the previous year's value of $41,303.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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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Housing

Property Value

$227,700

2017 Median

± $8,780

$216,300

2016 Median

± $8,782

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, OR grew to to $227,700 from the previous year's value of $216,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincoln County, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Lincoln County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, OR have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Lincoln County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, OR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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