Wallowa County, OR

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Population

6,864

0.41% growth

Median Age

52.7


Median Household Income

$44,877

5.97% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

3,034

5.75% growth

Median Property Value

$217,600

3.03% growth

About

In 2017, Wallowa County, OR had a population of 6.86k people with a median age of 52.7 and a median household income of $44,877. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wallowa County, OR grew from 6,836 to 6,864, a 0.41% increase and its median household income grew from $42,349 to $44,877, a 5.97% increase.

The population of Wallowa County, OR is 93.4% White Alone, 2.96% Two or More Races, and 2.71% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Wallowa County, OR speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wallowa County, OR is $217,600, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Wallowa County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wallowa County, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wallowa County, OR employs 3.03k people. The largest industries in Wallowa County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (521 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (417 people), and Construction (327 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,264), Information ($42,500), and Construction ($41,250).

Median household income in Wallowa County, OR is $44,877. Males in Wallowa 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 Wallowa County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,877

2017 value

± $3,973

5.97%

1 Year Growth

± 12.8%

Households in Wallowa County, OR have a median annual income of $44,877, 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 $42,349 in 2016, which represents a 5.97% 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 Wallowa 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wallowa County, OR was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $45,391, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $39,514 and $34,844.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wallowa County, OR (927 out of 6.76k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    891 ± 145

  2. Two Or More

    36 ± 88

  3. Hispanic

    31 ± 86

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

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

2017 Value

± 245

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wallowa County, OR grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 2.87k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wallowa County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (477 people), Management Occupations (406 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (240 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 (477 people), Management Occupations (406 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (240 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 (5.81 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.59 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wallowa County, OR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,125), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,161), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,268).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.03k

2017 Value

± 245

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wallowa County, OR grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 2.87k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wallowa County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (521 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (417 people), and Construction (327 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 (521 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (417 people), and Construction (327 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wallowa County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.6 times higher than expected), Construction (1.72 times), and Public Administration (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wallowa County, OR, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($48,264), Information ($42,500), and Construction ($41,250).

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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

93.9% of the population of Wallowa County, OR has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 21.3% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Wallowa County, OR 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 686 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.587% increase from the previous year (682 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1736 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 496 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

686 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wallowa County, OR see an average of 686 patients per year. This represents a 0.587% increase from the previous year (682 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 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

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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

6.08%

Uninsured

32.8%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

21.3%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wallowa County, OR declined by 32.5% from 9.01% to 6.08%.

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. 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

Wallowa County, OR is home to a population of 6.86k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.21% of Wallowa County, OR residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wallowa County, OR is composed of 6.41k White Alone residents (93.4%), 203 Two or More Races residents (2.96%), 186 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.71%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.277%), 15 Black or African American Alone residents (0.219%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.175%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.102%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wallowa County, OR was 52.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Wallowa County, OR are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Wallowa County, OR residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

152 people

1.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

102 people

As of 2017, 2.21% of Wallowa County, OR residents (152 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 Wallowa County, OR was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Wallowa County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wallowa County, OR was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.41k ± 14

  2. Two or More Races

    203 ± 30.6

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    186 ± 55.8

In 2017, there were 31.6 times more White Alone residents (6.41k people) in Wallowa County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203 Two or More Races and 186 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Wallowa 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 Wallowa County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wallowa 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

    329 ± 69

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    56 ± 33

  3. World War II

    53 ± 27

Wallowa County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wallowa County, OR was $217,600 in 2017, which is 1 times the same as the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $211,200 to $217,600, a 3.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Wallowa County, OR is 67.9%, 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 commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wallowa 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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$44,877

Median Household Income

± $3,973

3.13k

Number of Households

± 240

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.13k households in Wallowa County, OR grew to $44,877 from the previous year's value of $42,349.

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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Housing

Property Value

$217,600

2017 Median

± $16,824

$211,200

2016 Median

± $16,374

In 2017, the median property value in Wallowa County, OR grew to to $217,600 from the previous year's value of $211,200.

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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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

67.9%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.9% of the housing units in Wallowa County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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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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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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 (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Wallowa County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.7%

  2. Walked

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.73%

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

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