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Baker County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 16,059 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Baker County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.2%), Manufacturing (17.3%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Baker County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,102  (50.5%)
Females: 7,957  (49.5%)
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Baker County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Baker County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,518 ($30,367 in 1999)

This county:

$41518
Oregon:

$50251

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $396, upper quartile is $661)
This county:

$504
State:

$769


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $142,549 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Baker:

$142,549
Oregon:

$229,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,085 - $259,120
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,059
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,538 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,251 (1.1%)

Baker County household income distribution in 2009 Baker County home values distribution Baker County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 48.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.1% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 38.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.5%
Baker County:

18.5%
Oregon:

16.7%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 48.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.5% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 39.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 17 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 75 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

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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 September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 304 (48% naturalized citizens)

Baker County:

1.8%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 75
  • 1990 to 1994: 55
  • 1985 to 1989: 29
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 111

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: 6,054
  • One, attached: 127
  • Two: 163
  • 3 or 4: 150
  • 5 to 9: 158
  • 10 to 19: 68
  • 20 or more: 169
  • Mobile homes: 1,393
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 120

Housing units in Baker County with a mortgage: 1,617 (162 second mortgage, 110 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,272

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Baker County

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 below Oregon state average. It is 155% 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 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from the 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from Baker County center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 281.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OregonFoster Gulch Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 24, 2006 to August 4, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 25, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2657, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • OregonHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3228): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OregonSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1510): February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OregonDrought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3039): April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • OregonHeavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-184): December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Baker County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (31%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • India (7%)
  • Panama (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Baker County (%):

  • English (18%)
  • German (17%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Baker County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,500 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 909 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 17 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (1%)
  • Walked: 356 (5%)
  • Other means: 74 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 702 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $40,192.

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Oregon average:

7.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.78% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($14,157 average AGI)
3.57% relocated from other states ($18,058 average AGI)
Baker County:

3.57%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, OR  0.54% ($30,548 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  0.26% ($27,733)
from Malheur County, OR  0.26% ($35,200)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.23% ($25,692)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.23% ($24,308)
from Ada County, ID  0.21% ($33,833)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.17% ($33,600)


6.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Oregon average:

6.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.13% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($16,122 average AGI)
3.59% relocated to other states ($17,161 average AGI)
Baker County:

3.59%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, OR  0.77% ($42,591 average AGI)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.33% ($23,842)
to Ada County, ID  0.26% ($16,267)
to Umatilla County, OR  0.26% ($26,267)
to Washington County, OR  0.26% ($36,333)
to Canyon County, ID  0.19% ($24,818)
to Lane County, OR  0.17% ($12,500)

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 2014: 12.7

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 live births in Baker County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Baker County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Baker County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (225)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (217)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (186)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (168)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (111)
  • Unspecified dementia (102)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Congestive heart failure (87)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (71)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (67)

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: 8336.370
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 455.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53697.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1056.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1270.950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 30.7

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: 15,761
  • In family households: 12,684 (3,337 male householders, 1,093 female householders)
    3,572 spouses, 3,755 children (3,330 natural, 159 adopted, 266 stepchildren), 238 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 70 parents, 95 other relatives, 390 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,077 (1,269 male householders (1,039 living alone)), 1,341 female householders (1,160 living alone)), 467 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 373 (313 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,481 2-persons, 839 3-persons, 625 4-persons, 317 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,199 1-person, 370 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,783 married couples with children.
940 single-parent households (233 men, 707 women).

96.0% of residents of Baker County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (16% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 44% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $122,068,000 ($7412 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:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 41
  • 2000 to 2004: 759
  • 1990 to 1999: 869
  • 1980 to 1989: 916
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,353
  • 1960 to 1969: 772
  • 1950 to 1959: 844
  • 1940 to 1949: 662
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,561
Rooms in houses/apartments in Baker County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 87
  • 3 rooms: 201
  • 4 rooms: 619
  • 5 rooms: 1,121
  • 6 rooms: 1,064
  • 7 rooms: 731
  • 8 rooms: 516
  • 9+ rooms: 472
  • 1 room: 52
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 294
  • 4 rooms: 583
  • 5 rooms: 403
  • 6 rooms: 316
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9+ rooms: 75
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baker County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 285
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,454
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,080
  • 4 bedrooms: 770
  • 5+ bedrooms: 219
  • no bedroom: 80
  • 1 bedroom: 425
  • 2 bedrooms: 863
  • 3 bedrooms: 508
  • 4 bedrooms: 139
  • 5+ bedrooms: 48
Cars and other vehicles available in Baker County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 181
  • 1 vehicle: 1,072
  • 2 vehicles: 2,256
  • 3 vehicles: 880
  • 4 vehicles: 294
  • 5+ vehicles: 137
  • no vehicle: 319
  • 1 vehicle: 901
  • 2 vehicles: 637
  • 3 vehicles: 172
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

54% of Baker County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oregon.

Baker County:

54.1%
State average:

48.0%

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

  • This state: 8651
  • Northeast: 422
  • Midwest: 1486
  • South: 857
  • West: 4928

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baker County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.8%)
  • Wood (21.6%)
  • Electricity (18.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (27.5%)
  • Wood (14.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

2.9%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 67
Here:

6.2%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

26.7%
Oregon:

16.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Baker County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Judicial & Legal: $126,000
    Parks & Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $2,504,000
    Regular Highways: $1,424,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,082,000
    Police Protection: $943,000
    Welfare - Other: $891,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $855,000
    General - Other: $771,000
    Financial Administration: $728,000
    Central Staff Services: $655,000
    Parks & Recreation: $275,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $587,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $390,000
    Financial Administration: $107,000
    Corrections - Other: $74,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000
    Central Staff: $13,000
    Judicial: $8,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,022,000

Baker County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $693,000
    Parks & Recreation: $211,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,095,000
    Interest Earnings: $289,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,252,000
    All Other: $2,005,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,878,000
    General Support: $1,866,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,473,000

Baker County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,740,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,630,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $725,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,485,000
    Other, NEC: $1,385,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $255,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $520,000

Baker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $941,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,927,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,534,000

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
Baker County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baker County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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"