Lake County, OR

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2020 Population
7,896
0.753% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.5
2.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17%
7.38% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,237
16.7% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,000
9.67% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Lake County, OR had a population of 7.9k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $44,237. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake County, OR grew from 7,837 to 7,896, a 0.753% increase and its median household income grew from $37,898 to $44,237, a 16.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), White (Hispanic) (7.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Lake County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Lake County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lake County, OR was $161,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Lake County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, OR was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lake County, OR is home to a population of 7.9k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.23% of Lake County, OR residents were born outside of the country (413 people).

In 2020, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.64k people) in Lake County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 608 White (Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Lake County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, OR was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.64k ± 11
  2. White (Hispanic)
    608 ± 55
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    241 ± 62.6
8.6%
Hispanic Population
679 people

In 2020, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.64k people) in Lake County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 608 White (Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.6% of the people in Lake County, OR are hispanic (679 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.23%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
413 people
4.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
345 people

As of 2020, 5.23% of Lake County, OR residents (413 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, OR was 4.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    327 ± 89
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    82 ± 64
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    60 ± 42

Lake County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lake County, OR employs 3.2k people. The largest industries in Lake County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (440 people), and Public Administration (383 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,964), Public Administration ($54,069), and Manufacturing ($45,592).

Occupations

3.2k
2020 Value
± 338
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, OR grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 3.13k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, OR, are Management Occupations (732 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (343 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (227 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.2k
2020 Value
± 338
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, OR grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 3.13k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (440 people), and Public Administration (383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,884
Median earning men ± $6,634
$27,152
Median earning women ± $5,254

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,844), Retail Trade ($48,333), and Manufacturing ($45,559).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,289), and Manufacturing ($50,104).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 54
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 51
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 39
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

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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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

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. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lake County, OR was $161,000 in 2020, which is 0.701 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $146,800 to $161,000, a 9.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, OR is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lake County, OR have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$161,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,851
$2,196
Median Property Taxes
±$272

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lake County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2020
72.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.2% of the housing units in Lake County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,237
Median Household Income
± $7,224
3.53k
Number of Households
± 357

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.53k households in Lake County, OR grew to $44,237 from the previous year's value of $37,898.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.6%)
  3. Walked (6.71%)

In 2020, 68.7% of workers in Lake County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.6%) and those who walked to work (6.71%).

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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Commute Time

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, OR have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.51% of the workforce in Lake County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, OR (1.25k out of 7.32k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake 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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94% of the population of Lake County, OR has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 3.82% 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 Lake County, OR see 1576 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.191% increase from the previous year (1573 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1967 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,576 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, OR

Primary care physicians in Lake County, OR see an average of 1,576 patients per year. This represents a 0.191% increase from the previous year (1,573 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
3.82%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, OR declined by 21.5% from 7.64% to 6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.4% in Lake County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.33% in Lake County, OR.

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