Douglas County, OR

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2022 Population
111,322
0.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
7.58% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,440
7.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$262,400
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,613
0.409% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Douglas County, OR had a population of 111k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $56,440. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Douglas County, OR grew from 110,680 to 111,322, a 0.58% increase and its median household income grew from $52,479 to $56,440, a 7.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), White (Hispanic) (3.18%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.14%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.98%).

None of the households in Douglas 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.

99.3% of the residents in Douglas County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, OR are Umpqua Community College (567 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Douglas County, OR was $262,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Douglas County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Douglas County, OR is home to a population of 111k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.66% of Douglas County, OR residents were born outside of the country (2.96k people).

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.2k people) in Douglas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Douglas County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, OR was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95.2k ± 442
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.92k ± 478
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.54k ± 485
6.31%
Hispanic Population
7.03k people

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.2k people) in Douglas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.31% of the people in Douglas County, OR are hispanic (7.03k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Douglas 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

2.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.96k people
2.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.03k people

As of 2022, 2.66% of Douglas County, OR residents (2.96k 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 Douglas County, OR was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,213 ± 435
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,963 ± 422
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,402 ± 300

Douglas County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Douglas County, OR employs 43.6k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,069 people), Retail Trade (5,502 people), and Manufacturing (4,969 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,645), Wholesale Trade ($60,972), and Public Administration ($51,311).

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

43.6k
2022 Value
± 1,652
−0.409%
1 Year decline
± 5.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, OR declined at a rate of −0.409%, from 43.8k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,686 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,995 people), and Management Occupations (3,352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.6k
2022 Value
± 1,652
−0.409%
1 Year decline
± 5.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, OR declined at a rate of −0.409%, from 43.8k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,069 people), Retail Trade (5,502 people), and Manufacturing (4,969 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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

$45,925
Median earning men ± $1,199
$31,048
Median earning women ± $2,533

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,452), Information ($63,889), and Wholesale Trade ($63,066).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($41,964), Manufacturing ($41,852), and Public Administration ($41,260).

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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. 1,027
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 574
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 503
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 67.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.84%).

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 Douglas County, OR awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 865 male students and 1,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, OR are White (435 and 77%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 9.38%), Two or More Races (22 and 3.89%), and Unknown (20 and 3.54%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Umpqua Community College (567 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, OR are Retailing & Retail Operations (167 and 29.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 and 24.3%), and Registered Nursing (56 and 9.88%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,325 students enrolled in Douglas County, OR, 37.2% men and 62.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,674 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 136 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Douglas County, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 136 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
567 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Umpqua Community College with 567 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 231 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, OR, which is 0.688 times less than the 336 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 435 degrees mean that there were 8.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,251) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,226) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) 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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, OR was $262,400 in 2022, which is 0.931 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $224,400 to $262,400, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, OR is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Douglas County, OR have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Douglas County, OR is $56,440. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, OR was Census Tract 700 with a value of $91,736, followed by Census Tract 600 and Census Tract 1100, with respective values of $90,050 and $78,961.

In 2022, 16.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.646%.

Property

$262,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,743
$33,081
Median Property Taxes
±$1,398

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.5% of the housing units in Douglas County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 700
  2. Census Tract 600
  3. Census Tract 1100

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, OR was Census Tract 700 with a value of $91,736, followed by Census Tract 600 and Census Tract 1100, with respective values of $90,050 and $78,961.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Douglas 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.
$56,440
Median Household Income
± $1,715
46.2k
Number of Households
± 1,714

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.2k households in Douglas County, OR grew to $56,440 from the previous year's value of $52,479.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas 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 (74.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.28%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Douglas County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.6%) and those who worked at home (9.28%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, OR have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Douglas 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 Douglas County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.646%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, OR (16.4k out of 110k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.5% of the children was living in poverty in Douglas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 14.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 219 in Douglas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 105 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Douglas County, OR has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 3.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, OR see 1480 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (1553 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1280 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,480 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, OR

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, OR see an average of 1,480 patients per year. This represents a 4.7% decrease from the previous year (1,553 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas 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 20.4% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.8% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

5.83%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
3.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, OR declined by 6.23% from 6.22% to 5.83%.

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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 59.8 in Douglas 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 34.5% in Douglas County, OR.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.65% in Douglas County, OR.

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