Harney County, OR

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2022 Population
7,496
0.563% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.5
0.22% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
3.52% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,462
8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,100
21.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Harney County, OR had a population of 7.5k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $45,462. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harney County, OR grew from 7,454 to 7,496, a 0.563% increase and its median household income grew from $42,095 to $45,462, a 8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.92%), White (Hispanic) (3.19%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.13%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.947%).

None of the households in Harney 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.

98% of the residents in Harney County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Harney County, OR was $174,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Harney County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harney County, OR is home to a population of 7.5k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.44% of Harney County, OR residents were born outside of the country (183 people).

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.38k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 594 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Harney County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harney County, OR was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harney County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.38k ± 93
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    594 ± 115
  3. White (Hispanic)
    239 ± 91
5.46%
Hispanic Population
409 people

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.38k people) in Harney County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 594 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.46% of the people in Harney County, OR are hispanic (409 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
183 people
1.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
137 people

As of 2022, 2.44% of Harney County, OR residents (183 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 Harney County, OR was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    271 ± 105
  2. Korea
    46 ± 37
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    43 ± 43

Harney County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Harney County, OR employs 3.15k people. The largest industries in Harney County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (463 people), Retail Trade (446 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (387 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,563), Construction ($50,703), and Utilities ($50,313).

Occupations

3.15k
2022 Value
± 373
3.59%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 3.59%, from 3.04k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harney County, OR, are Management Occupations (427 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (389 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (238 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harney County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.15k
2022 Value
± 373
3.59%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harney County, OR grew at a rate of 3.59%, from 3.04k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harney County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (463 people), Retail Trade (446 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (387 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harney County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Harney 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

$32,553
Median earning men ± $7,080
$29,732
Median earning women ± $6,321

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($84,800), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,019), and Construction ($50,664).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($87,500), Public Administration ($54,360), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,986).

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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. 63
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 45
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 35
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harney County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 77.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Harney County, OR was $174,100 in 2022, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $174,100, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Harney County, OR is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harney County, OR have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harney County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$174,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,338
$2,144
Median Property Taxes
±$290

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

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

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.1% of the housing units in Harney County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9602
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$45,462
Median Household Income
± $5,749
3.1k
Number of Households
± 348

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.1k households in Harney County, OR grew to $45,462 from the previous year's value of $42,095.

The following chart displays the households in Harney 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 Harney 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 (71.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.77%)

In 2022, 71.2% of workers in Harney County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.77%).

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

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harney County, OR have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Harney 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 Harney County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harney County, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harney County, OR (890 out of 7.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harney 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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Health

92.1% of the population of Harney County, OR has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harney County, OR see 1479 patients per year on average, which represents a 21% increase from the previous year (1222 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1229 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 150 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,479 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harney County, OR

Primary care physicians in Harney County, OR see an average of 1,479 patients per year. This represents a 21% increase from the previous year (1,222 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harney 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 20.1% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.88%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harney County, OR grew by 26% from 6.26% to 7.88%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 31% in Harney County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Harney County, OR.

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