Wallowa County, OR

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Population
6,924
0.874% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
Median Age
52.6

Poverty Rate
14.8%

Median Household Income
$44,953
0.169% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$227,700
4.64% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,025
0.297% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Wallowa County, OR had a population of 6.92k people with a median age of 52.6 and a median household income of $44,953. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wallowa County, OR grew from 6,864 to 6,924, a 0.874% increase and its median household income grew from $44,877 to $44,953, a 0.169% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wallowa County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.679%). 0% of the households in Wallowa County, OR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Wallowa County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Wallowa County, OR was $227,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.7%. Most people in Wallowa County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wallowa County, OR was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wallowa County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 65.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25.6%), followed by Other (9.21%). The most partisan county was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wallowa County, OR
65.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oregon
  1. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 74% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73.3% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oregon was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oregon colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wallowa County, OR is home to a population of 6.92k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.35% of Wallowa County, OR residents were born outside of the country (163 people).

In 2018, there were 43.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.45k people) in Wallowa County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wallowa County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.45k ± 14
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    148 ± 53.5
  3. White (Hispanic)
    133 ± 36
2.93%
Hispanic Population
203 people

In 2018, there were 43.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.45k people) in Wallowa County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 148 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.93% of the people in Wallowa County, OR are hispanic (203 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wallowa County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.35%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
163 people
2.21%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
152 people

As of 2018, 2.35% of Wallowa County, OR residents (163 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wallowa County, OR was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
62
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wallowa County, OR was 52.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Wallowa County, OR are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Wallowa County, OR residents was 53.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,075 ± 9,063 people
  2. China
    22,741 ± 3,692 people
  3. Vietnam
    22,210 ± 3,649 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,075 Oregon residents, followed by China with 22,741 and Vietnam with 22,210.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Wallowa County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wallowa County, OR was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    307 ± 67
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    70 ± 39
  3. World War II
    52 ± 29

Wallowa County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wallowa County, OR is $44,953. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wallowa County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $57,330, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $46,389 and $39,508.

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,010. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wallowa County, OR employs 3.03k people. The largest industries in Wallowa County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (404 people), and Construction (323 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,953
2018 value
± $5,028
0.169%
1 Year Growth
± 14.2%

Households in Wallowa County, OR have a median annual income of $44,953, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,877 in 2017, which represents a 0.169% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wallowa County, OR compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,971
Average Male Salary in Oregon
± $1,748
$52,010
Average Female Salary in Oregon
± $1,441

In 2019, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon 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 in Oregon
  1. Asian
    $60,218 ± $5,230
  2. White
    $52,171 ± $1,101
  3. Black
    $42,634 ± $7,094

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oregon.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wallowa County, OR is from Oregon.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.468
2018 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2019, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.664% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9601
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wallowa County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $57,330, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $46,389 and $39,508.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wallowa County, OR (1.01k out of 6.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    903 ± 139
  2. Hispanic
    72 ± 79
  3. Native American
    56 ± 85

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wallowa County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

3.03k
2018 Value
± 240
-0.297%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wallowa County, OR declined at a rate of -0.297%, from 3.03k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wallowa County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (412 people), Management Occupations (404 people), and Production Occupations (214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wallowa County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wallowa County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (412 people), Management Occupations (404 people), and Production Occupations (214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wallowa County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.86 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.47 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wallowa County, OR, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($87,679), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,778), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.03k
2018 Value
± 240
-0.297%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wallowa County, OR declined at a rate of -0.297%, from 3.03k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wallowa County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (404 people), and Construction (323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wallowa County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Wallowa 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 Wallowa County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (404 people), and Construction (323 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wallowa County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.1 times higher than expected), Construction (1.67 times), and Public Administration (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wallowa County, OR, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125).

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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. $23.3B
  2. $21B
  3. $20.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $23.3B, followed by Electronics ($21B) and Mixed freight ($20.8B).

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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$174B
2018 Value in Oregon
$349B
Projected 2045 Value in Oregon
100% growth

In 2018, total outbound Oregon trade was $174B. This is expected to increase 100% to $349B 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. $38.9B
  2. $24B
  3. $4.89B

In 2018, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $38.9B, followed by California with $24B and Texas and $4.89B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wallowa County, OR was $227,700 in 2018, which is 0.991 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $217,600 to $227,700, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Wallowa County, OR is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wallowa County, OR have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wallowa County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$227,700
2018 Median
± $24,423
$217,600
2017 Median
± $16,824

In 2018, the median property value in Wallowa County, OR grew to to $227,700 from the previous year's value of $217,600.

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

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Household Income

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$44,953
Median Household Income
± $5,028
3.17k
Number of Households
± 227

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.17k households in Wallowa County, OR grew to $44,953 from the previous year's value of $44,877.

The following chart displays the households in Wallowa 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wallowa County, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wallowa County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%
2018 Homeownership
67.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.7% of the housing units in Wallowa County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wallowa County, OR have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% of the workforce in Wallowa County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (70.5%)
  2. Walked (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.94%)

In 2018, 70.5% of workers in Wallowa County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (8.94%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Wallowa County, OR has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 22.6% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wallowa County, OR see 644 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.8% decrease from the previous year (783 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2403 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 328 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.3%). Additionally, Malheur County and Union County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

644 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wallowa County, OR

Primary care physicians in Wallowa County, OR see an average of 644 patients per year. This represents a 17.8% decrease from the previous year (783 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oregon
$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

6.16%
Uninsured
29.4%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
22.6%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wallowa County, OR grew by 1.32% from 6.08% to 6.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wallowa 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. 18.3% prevalence
  2. 14.8% prevalence
  3. 14.7% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 18.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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