Malheur County, OR

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2022 Population
31,538
0.719% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
0.279% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.9%
2.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,371
0.971% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,500
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,624
1.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Malheur County, OR had a population of 31.5k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $48,371. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Malheur County, OR grew from 31,313 to 31,538, a 0.719% increase and its median household income grew from $47,906 to $48,371, a 0.971% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Malheur County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.7%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.5%), Other (Hispanic) (5.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%).

None of the households in Malheur 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.

92.8% of the residents in Malheur County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Malheur County, OR are Treasure Valley Community College (389 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Malheur County, OR was $187,500, and the homeownership rate was 58.6%.

Most people in Malheur County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Malheur County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Malheur County, OR is home to a population of 31.5k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.8% of Malheur County, OR residents were born outside of the country (3.09k people).

In 2022, there were 3.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.8k people) in Malheur County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k White (Hispanic) and 3.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Malheur County, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Malheur County, OR was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Malheur County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.8k ± 25
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 595
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.3k ± 635
35%
Hispanic Population
11k people

In 2022, there were 3.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.8k people) in Malheur County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k White (Hispanic) and 3.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35% of the people in Malheur County, OR are hispanic (11k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.09k people
9.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.07k people

As of 2022, 9.8% of Malheur County, OR residents (3.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Malheur County, OR was 9.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    581 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    336 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 98

Malheur County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Malheur County, OR employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Malheur County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,895 people), Manufacturing (1,381 people), and Retail Trade (1,355 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,338), Utilities ($53,214), and Public Administration ($53,187).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.6k
2022 Value
± 755
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Malheur County, OR grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 11.4k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Malheur County, OR, are Production Occupations (1,228 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,149 people), and Management Occupations (1,092 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Malheur County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.6k
2022 Value
± 755
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Malheur County, OR grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 11.4k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Malheur County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,895 people), Manufacturing (1,381 people), and Retail Trade (1,355 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Malheur County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Malheur 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

$35,617
Median earning men ± $5,665
$30,261
Median earning women ± $1,847

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,247), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,559), and Construction ($44,787).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($102,614), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,643), and Public Administration ($48,333).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

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. 307
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 163
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 143
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Malheur County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 69.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.87%).

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 6 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.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Malheur County, OR awarded 389 degrees. The student population of Malheur County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 600 male students and 729 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Malheur County, OR are White (242 and 62.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (106 and 27.5%), Unknown (21 and 5.44%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.81%).

The largest universities in Malheur County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Treasure Valley Community College (389 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Malheur County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (113 and 29%), Welding Technology (53 and 13.6%), and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (53 and 13.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,329 students enrolled in Malheur County, OR, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 727 records, of which 54.2% were women and 45.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 113 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Malheur County, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 113 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
389 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Treasure Valley Community College with 389 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 193 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Malheur County, OR, which is 0.985 times less than the 196 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 242 degrees mean that there were 2.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,684) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($966) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,359) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% 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 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Malheur County, OR was $187,500 in 2022, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,100 to $187,500, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Malheur County, OR is 58.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Malheur County, OR have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Malheur County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Malheur County, OR is $48,371. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Malheur County, OR was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $60,444, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $58,458 and $56,397.

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Malheur County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.78%.

Property

$187,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,267
$5,828
Median Property Taxes
±$452

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 Malheur County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.6% of the housing units in Malheur County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Malheur County, OR was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $60,444, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $58,458 and $56,397.

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

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Household Income

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$48,371
Median Household Income
± $5,255
9.95k
Number of Households
± 628

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.95k households in Malheur County, OR grew to $48,371 from the previous year's value of $47,906.

The following chart displays the households in Malheur 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Malheur County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.37%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.71%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Malheur County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.37%) and those who worked at home (7.71%).

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

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Malheur County, OR have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Malheur 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 Malheur County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Malheur County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Malheur County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.78%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Malheur County, OR (5.28k out of 27.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.2% of the children was living in poverty in Malheur County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 226 in Malheur County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Malheur County, OR has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Malheur County, OR see 4367 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.501% decrease from the previous year (4389 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 192 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,367 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Malheur County, OR

Primary care physicians in Malheur County, OR see an average of 4,367 patients per year. This represents a 0.501% decrease from the previous year (4,389 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.6% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Malheur County, OR declined by 2.5% from 10.6% to 10.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.1 in Malheur County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 37.2% in Malheur County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Malheur County, OR.

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