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0.05% growth
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3.98% growth
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1.07% growth
Median Property Value
4.47% growth


The economy of Union County, OR employs 11,142 people. The economy of Union County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.82; 1.38; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Union County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,903), Retail trade (1,358), and Manufacturing (1,030), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,625), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,000).

Median household income in Union County, OR is $45,564. Males in Union County, OR have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,324. The income inequality of Union County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 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 Union County, OR. In Union County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 93 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,071. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Union County, OR is home to a population of 25,758 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Union County, OR is composed of 23,106 White residents (89.7%), 1,131 Hispanic residents (4.39%), 569 Two+ residents (2.21%), 296 Hawaiian residents (1.15%), and 271 Asian residents (1.05%). The most common foreign languages in Union County, OR are Spanish (744 speakers), Other Pacific Island (202 speakers), and Chinese (65 speakers), but compared to other places, Union County, OR has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (202 speakers), Japanese (23 speakers), and French (60 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Union County, OR awarded 865 degrees. The student population of Union County, OR is skewed towards females, with 319 male students and 546 female students. Most students in Union County, OR are White (731 and 84.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 5.2%), Unknown (29 and 3.35%), and Asian (16 and 1.85%). The largest universities in Union County, OR by number of graduates are Eastern Oregon University (865 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Union County, OR are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (220 and 25.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (167 and 19.3%), and Other Social Sciences (49 and 5.66%). The median tuition costs in Union County, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,073 and $15,822 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 Union County, OR is $170,500, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $163,200 to $170,500, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Union County, OR is 63.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Union County, OR have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Union County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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