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Baker County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2019: 16,360 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 16,741 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,649
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,161
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,820
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,230 (it was 2,063 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

38%

Land area: 3068 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Baker County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Retail trade (13.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Baker County, OR (2019)
    • 14,63287.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7294.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3592.1%Two or more races
    • 1931.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1470.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1170.7%Asian alone
    • 490.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years
Males: 8,427  (51.5%)
Females: 7,933  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Baker County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,102 ($30,367 in 1999)
This county:

$49,102
Oregon:

$67,058

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $594 (lower quartile is $457, upper quartile is $770)
This county:

$594
State:

$1063


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $196,609 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Baker:

$196,609
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,123 - $322,459

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $264,663
Here:

$264,663
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,312
Here:

$276,312
State:

$360,411

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $192,919
Here:

$192,919
State:

$386,775

Mobile homes: $211,494
Here:

$211,494
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,593
Here:

$28,593
State:

$59,096

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,251
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 313

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 28
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 41
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2002: 39 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2005: 56 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $284,500
  • 2017: 22 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2018: 23 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2019: 23 buildings, average cost: $232,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Baker, OR residents
Average permit cost in Baker, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,892 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,734 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Baker, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Baker, OR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Baker, OR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
Baker County:

10.7%
Oregon:

11.4%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for American Indian residents, 24.7% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.5 years old
(Males: 45.7 years old, Females: 50.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.3 years old, Black residents: 26.3 years old, American Indian residents: 34.2 years old, Asian residents: 38.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.2 years old, Other race residents: 31.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baker County is $415 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $797 a month.

Cities in this county include: Baker City, Wingville, Hereford, Eagle Valley, Huntington, Haines, Halfway, Sumpter, Richland, Unity.

Baker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Baker County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baker County: Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds (A), Judson Landing (B), Falls City Water Treatment Plant (C), Dallas Sewage Treatment Plant (D), Polk County Fairgrounds (E), Dallas Water Treatment Plant (F), Fisherman Camp (G), Fir Grove School (H), Finns Corner (I), Suver Junction (J), Dolph Corner (K), Valsetz Guard Station (L), Polk County Fairgrounds (M), Camp Tapawingo (N), Camp Russell (O), Camp Kilowan (P), Brunks Corner (Q), Burns Corner (R), Clow Corner (S), Derry (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baker County include: Bethel Community Church (A), Old German Brethren Church (B), Buena Vista Community Church (C), Faith Evangelical Free Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Taylor Cemetery (1), Falls City Odd Fellows Cemetery (2), Claremont Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Falls City Cemetery (6), Buena Vista Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lewis Pond (A), Osborn Pond (B), Jones Pond (C), Downing Pond (D), Solle Ponds (E), Lamer Pond (F), Peters Pond (G), Humbug Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lafollett Creek (A), Joe Day Creek (B), Jackass Creek (C), Gravel Creek (D), Folk Creek (E), Crowley Creek (F), Walker Creek (G), Found Creek (H), North Fork Siletz River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baker County include: Buena Vista County Park (1), Eola Heights County Park (2), Ritner Creek County Park (3), Social Security Hole (4), Rotary Park (5), Le Mesa Park (6), Ballston County Park (7), Buell County Park (8), Gerlinger County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clackamas County , Chittenden County, Vermont , Lamoille County, Vermont , Chippewa County, Wisconsin , Cheboygan County, Michigan , Leelanau County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Oregon:

5.5%

Unemployment by year in Baker, OR
County total employment by year in Baker, OR
County average yearly wages by year in Baker, OR

Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 330 (38.5% naturalized citizens)

Baker County:

2.0%
Whole state:

9.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 762010 or later
  • 762000 to 2009
  • 541990 to 1999
  • 291980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 117Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.7%

Baker County marital status for males Baker County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,711
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 193
  • 3 or 4: 204
  • 5 to 9: 240
  • 10 to 19: 170
  • 20 to 49: 136
  • 50 or more: 116
  • Mobile homes: 1,280
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Baker County with a mortgage: 2,536 (28 second mortgage, 129 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,511

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

66.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,77821
Other1,5158
Catholic1,1963
Mainline Protestant5956
None11,050-
Baker County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Baker County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Baker County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

13.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Baker County:

9.8%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Baker County:

25.3%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Baker County:

Average size of farms: 1237 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $67,453
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $146.23
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.14%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,211
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,215
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.82%
All wheat for grain: 4430 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 32 acres

Earthquake activity:

Baker County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 1243% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from Baker County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 293.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 351.4 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from Baker County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4499-OR: March 28, 2020, FEMA Id: 4499, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oregon Foster Gulch Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 24, 2006 to August 04, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 25, 2006, FEMA Id: 2657, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 25, 1996 to January 06, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1160: January 23, 1997, FEMA Id: 1160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Baker County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Baker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,551 (71.3%)
  • Carpooled: 804 (12.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 112 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 387 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 478 (7.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (45%)
  • Korea (21%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Thailand (3%)
  • Other South America (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baker County


  • American (16%)
  • German (12%)
  • European (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Baker County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 177 people in state prisons
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Baker County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 271 people in state prisons
  • 42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,160.

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.60% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($26,000 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($20,586 average AGI)
Baker County:

2.76%
Oregon average:

4.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, OR  0.80% ($35,978 average AGI)
from Ada County, ID  0.47% ($37,630)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.42% ($25,458)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.05% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($24,043 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($23,107 average AGI)
Baker County:

2.65%
Oregon average:

3.05%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, OR  0.75% ($29,860 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.45% ($53,192)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Baker County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Baker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Baker County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Baker County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,859 (3,254 aged, 605 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 459 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Baker County, Oregon in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (257)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (241)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (210)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (125)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (66)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (36)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (13)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (12)
  • Unspecified dementia (12)
  • Congestive heart failure (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,336
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 455
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,698

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,056
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,271
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 31

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 192.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,360
  • Male householders: 3,527 (1,117 living alone), Female householders: 3,553 (1,269 living alone)
  • 3,474 spouses (3,455 opposite-sex spouses), 402 unmarried partners, (380 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,621 children (3,335 natural, 188 adopted, 104 stepchildren), 207 grandchildren, 121 brothers or sisters, 64 parents, 60 foster children, 183 other relatives, 496 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 599

Size of family households: 2,531 2-persons, 840 3-persons, 487 4-persons, 224 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,384 1-person, 379 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 28 4-persons.

2,169 married couples with children.
539 single-parent households (203 men, 336 women).

96.2% of residents of Baker speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 20% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $122,068,000 ($7,412 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,862,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,562,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,307,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,012,000
Federal grants: $28,451,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,436,000 ($23,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,301,000 ($428,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,678,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,215,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,240,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 804
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,042
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +60
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -252
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Baker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.13 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Baker County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Baker County, Oregon
  • 2202014 or later
  • 2432010 to 2013
  • 9072000 to 2009
  • 1,2651990 to 1999
  • 8041980 to 1989
  • 1,3401970 to 1979
  • 5821960 to 1969
  • 7101950 to 1959
  • 6391940 to 1949
  • 2,4411939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baker County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baker County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baker County, Oregon
  • 451 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 2593 rooms
  • 6474 rooms
  • 1,0205 rooms
  • 9746 rooms
  • 7987 rooms
  • 4978 rooms
  • 7639+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker County, Oregon
  • 1341 room
  • 2162 rooms
  • 4813 rooms
  • 3914 rooms
  • 3825 rooms
  • 3026 rooms
  • 877 rooms
  • 498 rooms
  • 209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baker County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Baker County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Baker County, Oregon
  • 45no bedroom
  • 2131 bedroom
  • 1,2452 bedrooms
  • 2,4693 bedrooms
  • 8884 bedrooms
  • 1785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker County, Oregon
  • 130no bedroom
  • 6641 bedroom
  • 6302 bedrooms
  • 5123 bedrooms
  • 864 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 98no vehicle
  • 1,0461 vehicle
  • 1,9602 vehicles
  • 1,1323 vehicles
  • 5834 vehicles
  • 2595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 336no vehicle
  • 8561 vehicle
  • 6642 vehicles
  • 993 vehicles
  • 694 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

81.3% of Baker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Oregon.

Baker County:

81.3%
State average:

82.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,052
  • Other state: 7,888
  • Northeast: 421
  • Midwest: 1,416
  • South: 717
  • West: 5,345
Year householders moved into unit in Baker County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.2%Utility gas
  • 24.4%Electricity
  • 20.2%Wood
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 36.2%Electricity
  • 14.0%Wood
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 254
Here:

18.5%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 91
Here:

13.5%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

14.9%
Oregon:

17.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Baker County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,041,000
    Health - Other: $1,488,000
    Police Protection: $1,351,000
    Regular Highways: $1,171,000
    Central Staff Services: $835,000
    General - Other: $662,000
    Financial Administration: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $495,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Corrections - Other: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    Transit Utilities: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $86,000
    Other: $42,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,302,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,367,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,748,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $619,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,046,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $568,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,243,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,340,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,280,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Public Welfare: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,513,000

Baker County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,041,000
    Health - Other: $1,488,000
    Police Protection: $1,351,000
    Regular Highways: $1,171,000
    Central Staff Services: $835,000
    General - Other: $662,000
    Financial Administration: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $495,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Corrections - Other: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    Transit Utilities: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $86,000
    Other: $42,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,302,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,367,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,748,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $619,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,046,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $568,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,243,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,340,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,280,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Public Welfare: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,513,000

Baker County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,041,000
    Health - Other: $1,488,000
    Police Protection: $1,351,000
    Regular Highways: $1,171,000
    Central Staff Services: $835,000
    General - Other: $662,000
    Financial Administration: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $495,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Corrections - Other: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    Transit Utilities: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $86,000
    Other: $42,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,302,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,367,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,748,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $619,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,046,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $568,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,243,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,340,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,280,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Public Welfare: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,513,000

Baker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,041,000
    Health - Other: $1,488,000
    Police Protection: $1,351,000
    Regular Highways: $1,171,000
    Central Staff Services: $835,000
    General - Other: $662,000
    Financial Administration: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $495,000
    General Public Buildings: $353,000
    Corrections - Other: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    Transit Utilities: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $86,000
    Other: $42,000
    Sewerage: $5,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,302,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,367,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,748,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $619,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,046,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $568,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,243,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,340,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,280,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Public Welfare: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,513,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 367
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 331
  • Number of recipients under 18: 37
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 269
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 61
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 154
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 153
Most common first names in Baker County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13975.3 years
William12877.5 years
James10773.7 years
Charles10674.2 years
Robert10573.3 years
Mary10380.6 years
George7577.5 years
Walter5176.6 years
Joseph4579.2 years
Dorothy4178.1 years
Most common last names in Baker County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5876.7 years
Miller4077.5 years
Johnson3476.6 years
Wilson3272.2 years
Davis3277.1 years
Jones3176.6 years
Taylor3078.5 years
Williams2876.2 years
Brown2780.8 years
Wright2578.5 years
Businesses in Baker County, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Albertsons1Rodeway Inn1
Best Western1Safeway1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Knights Inn1U.S. Cellular2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS4
Maurices1Vons1
McDonald's1YMCA1
RadioShack1

Baker County on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"