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Curry County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 22,335 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 21,137 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,674
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,543
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,961
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,200 (it was 2,582 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

38%

Land area: 1627 sq. mi.

Water area: 361.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Curry County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Curry County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,026  (49.4%)
Females: 11,309  (50.6%)
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Curry County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Curry County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,807 ($30,117 in 1999)

This county:

$39807
Oregon:

$50251

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $679 (lower quartile is $522, upper quartile is $810)
This county:

$679
State:

$769


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $222,076 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
Curry:

$222,076
Oregon:

$229,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,616 - $337,754
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,309
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 105

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 86
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 137
  • Auto thefts: 15
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 83 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2003: 158 buildings, average cost: $203,400
  • 2004: 133 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2007: 56 buildings, average cost: $279,900
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $265,900
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $282,500
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $265,500
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $283,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,468 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,097 (0.7%)

Curry County household income distribution in 2009 Curry County home values distribution Curry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Curry County:

17.8%
Oregon:

16.7%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for American Indian residents, 9.5% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 54 years old
(Males: 53 years old, Females: 55 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 60 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 58 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Curry County is $505 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $871 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brookings, Harbor, Gold Beach, Port Orford, Nesika Beach, Langlois, Agness, Pistol River.

Curry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Worcester County, Massachusetts , Green County, Wisconsin , Minidoka County, Idaho , Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska , Watonwan County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.7%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 463
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 778 (61% naturalized citizens)

Curry County:

3.7%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 83
  • 1990 to 1994: 50
  • 1985 to 1989: 99
  • 1980 to 1984: 16
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 58
  • 1965 to 1969: 429

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Curry County marital status for males Curry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,356
  • One, attached: 324
  • Two: 372
  • 3 or 4: 259
  • 5 to 9: 187
  • 10 to 19: 213
  • 20 or more: 261
  • Mobile homes: 2,978
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 456

Housing units in Curry County with a mortgage: 2,040 (181 second mortgage, 246 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,827

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Curry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,04325
Catholic1,5603
Other1,2688
Mainline Protestant7107
None16,783-
Curry 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
Curry County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Curry County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

15.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Curry County:

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Curry County:

25.4%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Curry County:

Average size of farms: 340 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,679
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2611.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,141
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,513
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.70%
Vegetables: 4 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 64 acres

Earthquake activity:

Curry County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 432% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from Curry County center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from Curry County center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OregonTsunami Wave Surge, Incident Period: March 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1964): March 25, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1964, Natural disaster type: Tsunami Wave
  • OregonSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1632): March 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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
  • OregonFlorence Fire, Incident Period: July 27, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • OregonSevere Winter Windstorm with High Winds, Incident Period: February 7, 2002 to February 8, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1405): March 12, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1405, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • OregonSEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-413): January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 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 Curry County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

  • Canada (17%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)
  • Australia (6%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • English (14%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Curry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,829 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,013 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (1%)
  • Walked: 299 (4%)
  • Other means: 48 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 579 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 83 people in other group homes
  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in military barracks, etc.

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

  • 122 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 78 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,629.

8.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Oregon average:

7.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.56% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($10,700 average AGI)
5.51% relocated from other states ($27,229 average AGI)
Curry County:

5.51%
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 Del Norte County, CA  0.69% ($38,667 average AGI)
from Jackson County, OR  0.49% ($36,725)
from Coos County, OR  0.40% ($32,303)
from Lane County, OR  0.29% ($27,375)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.18% ($30,667)
from Josephine County, OR  0.17% ($44,286)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.16% ($45,154)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Oregon average:

6.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.43% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($16,147 average AGI)
3.99% relocated to other states ($18,008 average AGI)
Curry County:

3.99%
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 Jackson County, OR  0.58% ($38,638 average AGI)
to Coos County, OR  0.55% ($33,689)
to Lane County, OR  0.34% ($37,714)
to Douglas County, OR  0.27% ($27,364)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.27% ($31,636)
to Del Norte County, CA  0.23% ($43,158)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.17% ($29,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Births per 1000 population in Curry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Curry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Curry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Curry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Curry County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,772 (5,892 aged, 880 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 631 (19%)

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 Curry County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (390)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (346)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (325)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (261)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (240)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (193)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (162)
  • Unspecified dementia (126)
  • Congestive heart failure (124)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (101)

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: 4.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3371.040
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 108.6
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14194.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 749.1
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1395.640

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 111.470

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.29

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 331.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 238.6
  • Other - 92.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,046
  • In family households: 17,177 (4,515 male householders, 1,832 female householders)
    5,066 spouses, 4,209 children (3,792 natural, 143 adopted, 274 stepchildren), 354 grandchildren, 131 brothers or sisters, 180 parents, 190 other relatives, 568 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,869 (1,974 male householders (1,576 living alone)), 2,096 female householders (1,794 living alone)), 799 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 318 (105 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,010 2-persons, 1,048 3-persons, 740 4-persons, 360 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,370 1-person, 629 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,716 married couples with children.
971 single-parent households (261 men, 710 women).

94.6% of residents of Curry County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $170,556,000 ($7717 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,047,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $103,182,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,645,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $266,000
Federal grants: $17,634,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,483,000 ($141,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,346,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $479,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,046,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,400,000

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

Births: 834
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,722
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +77
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,139
Here:

+95 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Curry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.83 millions of gallons per day (29% from ground, 71% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,552
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,482
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,007
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,304
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,209
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,194
  • 1940 to 1949: 489
  • 1939 or earlier: 276
Rooms in houses/apartments in Curry County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 141
  • 2 rooms: 278
  • 3 rooms: 517
  • 4 rooms: 1,148
  • 5 rooms: 1,717
  • 6 rooms: 1,563
  • 7 rooms: 883
  • 8 rooms: 384
  • 9+ rooms: 330
  • 1 room: 99
  • 2 rooms: 300
  • 3 rooms: 335
  • 4 rooms: 693
  • 5 rooms: 641
  • 6 rooms: 269
  • 7 rooms: 127
  • 8 rooms: 97
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Curry County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 173
  • 1 bedroom: 657
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,391
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,061
  • 4 bedrooms: 579
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 139
  • 1 bedroom: 597
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,044
  • 3 bedrooms: 629
  • 4 bedrooms: 156
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Curry County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 228
  • 1 vehicle: 2,154
  • 2 vehicles: 3,128
  • 3 vehicles: 1,121
  • 4 vehicles: 264
  • 5+ vehicles: 66
  • no vehicle: 348
  • 1 vehicle: 1,251
  • 2 vehicles: 794
  • 3 vehicles: 129
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 1

53% of Curry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Oregon.

Curry County:

52.7%
State average:

48.0%

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

  • This state: 5653
  • Northeast: 1021
  • Midwest: 2951
  • South: 1445
  • West: 9126

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $164,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Curry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (78.9%)
  • Wood (14.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Electricity (83.5%)
  • Wood (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 86
Here:

4.4%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.2%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

16.7%
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)

Curry County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,402,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,119,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,845,000
    Regular Highways: $2,871,000
    General - Other: $1,739,000
    Police Protection: $1,649,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,287,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $681,000
    Corrections - Other: $653,000
    Financial Administration: $621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $437,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $50,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,275,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,718,000
    Health - Other: $164,000
    Air Transportation: $132,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,690,000

Curry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000
    Air Transportation: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,436,000
    Education: $1,172,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,343,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $571,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $134,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,875,000
    Public Welfare: $3,621,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,931,000
    Highways: $1,473,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,379,000
    Other License: $929,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $647,000

Curry County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $216,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000

Curry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,132,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 490
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 439
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 358
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 90
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 197
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 231
Curry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Curry County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Curry County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert18374.7 years
John17775.7 years
James17272.5 years
William16276.6 years
Mary10878.5 years
George9477.6 years
Donald9173.3 years
Charles9177.1 years
Richard8772.5 years
Helen7879.8 years
Most common last names in Curry County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10674.9 years
Johnson5877.0 years
Miller5277.2 years
Nelson4175.1 years
Davis3777.7 years
Brown3575.6 years
Anderson3278.3 years
Moore3275.9 years
Williams3276.2 years
Wilson3170.4 years
Businesses in Curry County, OR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Best Western1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Circle K3Rite Aid1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
KFC1UPS5
Kroger2

Curry County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"