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Josephine County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2016: 85,904 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 75,726 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,944
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,168
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,713
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,534 (it was 9,287 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

38%

Land area: 1640 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Josephine County: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Manufacturing (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Josephine County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Oregon median age:  39.2 years
Males: 41,022  (47.8%)
Females: 44,882  (52.2%)
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Josephine County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Josephine County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,472 ($31,229 in 1999)

This county:

$36,472
Oregon:

$57,532

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $493, upper quartile is $875)
This county:

$643
State:

$898


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $251,000 (it was $119,300 in 2000)
Josephine:

$251,000
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $176,800 - $352,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,298
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Institutionalized population: 675

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 294
  • Thefts: 682
  • Auto thefts: 173

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 295
  • Thefts: 673
  • Auto thefts: 157
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 367 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2001: 396 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2002: 407 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2003: 495 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2004: 635 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2005: 722 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2006: 543 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2007: 385 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2008: 180 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2011: 68 buildings, average cost: $239,700
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $236,800
  • 2013: 130 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2014: 145 buildings, average cost: $235,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,530 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,259 (0.5%)

Josephine County household income distribution in 2009 Josephine County home values distribution Josephine County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
Josephine County:

17.6%
Oregon:

13.3%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 4.1% for other race residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 47.1 years old
(Males: 45.3 years old, Females: 49.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.1 years old, Black residents: 41.2 years old, American Indian residents: 55.6 years old, Asian residents: 44.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 36.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Josephine County is $510 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $617 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $877 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grants Pass, Northwest Josephine, Redwood, Wilderville, Harbeck-Fruitdale, Williams, Merlin, New Hope, Cave Junction, Fruitdale.

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

2012 air pollution in Josephine County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Antelope County, Nebraska , Genesee County, New York , Franklin County, Idaho , Holt County, Nebraska , Livingston County, Michigan , Palo Alto County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,498
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,029 (63.9% naturalized citizens)

Josephine County:

2.4%
Whole state:

9.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 274
  • 2000 to 2009: 650
  • 1990 to 1999: 345
  • 1980 to 1989: 390
  • 1970 to 1979: 230
  • Before 1970: 1,254
Note: State values scaled to Josephine County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Josephine County marital status for males Josephine County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,762
  • One, attached: 963
  • Two: 1,682
  • 3 or 4: 1,048
  • 5 to 9: 391
  • 10 to 19: 94
  • 20 to 49: 503
  • 50 or more: 1,095
  • Mobile homes: 6,664
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 72

Housing units in Josephine County with a mortgage: 12,685 (745 second mortgage, 781 home equity loan, 85 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,384

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Josephine County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,84360
Other4,34817
Catholic3,8912
Mainline Protestant2,41711
None61,214-
Josephine 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: 19
Josephine County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Josephine County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 68
This county:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Josephine County:

8.6%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Josephine County:

24.4%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Josephine County:

Average size of farms: 44 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,867
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $762.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,566
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,095
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.49%
Vegetables: 161 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 597 acres

Earthquake activity:

Josephine County-area historical earthquake activity is above Oregon state average. It is 449% 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 159.0 miles away from Josephine 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 97.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 302.6 miles away from the county center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 118.5 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 143.0 miles away from Josephine County center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
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 154.0 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:

  • Oregon Severe 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: 1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 Deer Creek, Incident Period: August 25, 2005 to September 01, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 25, 2005, FEMA Id: 2579, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oregon Redwood Highway Fire, Incident Period: August 04, 2004 to August 06, 2004, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 2539, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Florence Fire, Incident Period: July 27, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 28, 2002, FEMA Id: 2453, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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 Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-413: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 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 Josephine County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • England (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

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

  • German (15%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Josephine County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,813 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,686 (5.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 61 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 27 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 488 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 296 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 528 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,841 (6.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 523 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in other group homes
  • 106 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 99 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 471 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 358 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 232 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 150 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 114 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 72 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 37 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,262.

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($314 average AGI)
Josephine County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.04%

2.41% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($12,357 average AGI)
3.39% relocated from other states ($21,734 average AGI)
Josephine County:

3.39%
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 Jackson County, OR  1.20% ($30,343 average AGI)
from Douglas County, OR  0.20% ($33,125)
from Lane County, OR  0.19% ($21,170)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($41,814)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.14% ($30,692)
from Washington County, OR  0.13% ($31,389)
from San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($38,543)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($224 average AGI)
Josephine County:

0.05%
Oregon average:

0.06%

2.95% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($15,743 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($17,482 average AGI)
Josephine County:

2.59%
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 Jackson County, OR  1.34% ($28,795 average AGI)
to Lane County, OR  0.26% ($22,149)
to Douglas County, OR  0.22% ($23,419)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.20% ($38,190)
to Washington County, OR  0.16% ($26,956)
to Klamath County, OR  0.15% ($42,762)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.10% ($25,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Josephine County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Josephine County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Josephine County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,441 (16,661 aged, 2,780 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,370 (14%)

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 Josephine County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,335)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,271)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (833)
  • Unspecified dementia (801)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (719)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (655)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (492)
  • Congestive heart failure (378)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (317)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (290)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,642
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 123
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,493

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 984
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,289
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 213.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 153.5
  • Other - 60.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,904
  • In family households: 69,535 (11,830 male householders, 11,244 female householders)
    17,899 spouses, 19,011 children (17,978 natural, 310 adopted, 723 stepchildren), 1,304 grandchildren, 2,278 brothers or sisters, 1,916 parents, 1,246 other relatives, 2,807 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,226 (5,356 male householders (3,907 living alone)), 7,009 female householders (6,161 living alone)), 2,861 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,143

Size of family households: 12,145 2-persons, 6,397 3-persons, 2,188 4-persons, 868 5-persons, 782 6-persons, 694 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,068 1-person, 2,073 2-persons, 178 3-persons, 46 4-persons.

9,527 married couples with children.
3,273 single-parent households (673 men, 2,600 women).

95.8% of residents of Josephine speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $514,892,000 ($6,443 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $25,002,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $288,835,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $109,359,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $134,000
Federal grants: $77,021,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,470,000 ($6,836,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,073,000 ($694,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,635,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,013,000
Federal Government insurance: $122,637,000

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

Births: 4,014
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,513
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +118
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,551
Here:

+81 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Josephine County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.47 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 373
  • 2010 to 2013: 248
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,897
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,043
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,223
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,607
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,047
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,891
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,452
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,493
Note: State values scaled to Josephine population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Josephine County population
  • 1 room: 223
  • 2 rooms: 358
  • 3 rooms: 1,794
  • 4 rooms: 2,185
  • 5 rooms: 6,237
  • 6 rooms: 4,159
  • 7 rooms: 2,590
  • 8 rooms: 2,233
  • 9+ rooms: 2,290
  • 1 room: 714
  • 2 rooms: 1,313
  • 3 rooms: 2,577
  • 4 rooms: 3,650
  • 5 rooms: 3,083
  • 6 rooms: 1,162
  • 7 rooms: 613
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 192
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Josephine County population
  • no bedroom: 223
  • 1 bedroom: 895
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,543
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,327
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,112
  • 5+ bedrooms: 969
  • no bedroom: 714
  • 1 bedroom: 2,520
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,072
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,769
  • 4 bedrooms: 132
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Josephine County population
  • no vehicle: 615
  • 1 vehicle: 4,552
  • 2 vehicles: 8,900
  • 3 vehicles: 4,840
  • 4 vehicles: 2,026
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,136
  • no vehicle: 1,765
  • 1 vehicle: 5,492
  • 2 vehicles: 4,341
  • 3 vehicles: 967
  • 4 vehicles: 696
  • 5+ vehicles: 109

85% of Josephine County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Oregon.

Josephine County:

84.6%
State average:

81.6%

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

  • This state: 28,494
  • Other state: 54,786
  • Northeast: 2,272
  • Midwest: 8,618
  • South: 5,435
  • West: 38,461

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Josephine County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.4%)
  • Wood (23.3%)
  • Utility gas (21.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Electricity (62.8%)
  • Utility gas (14.7%)
  • Wood (10.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 598
Here:

7.7%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 487
Here:

12.9%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 652
Here:

16.7%
Oregon:

14.8%

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)

Josephine County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $1,048,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $21,304,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,975,000
    Regular Highways: $4,436,000
    Police Protection: $4,340,000
    General - Other: $3,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,365,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,318,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,891,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,713,000
    Financial Administration: $1,534,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,355,000
    Libraries: $1,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $743,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $572,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $419,000
    Air Transportation: $409,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,300,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Local Fire Protection: $1,487,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $646,000
    Health - Other: $211,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $734,000
    Police Protection: $292,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,470,000

Josephine County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,018,000
    Parks and Recreation: $885,000
    Parking Facilities: $631,000
    Air Transportation: $405,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,331,000
    Natural Resources: $2,789,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,739,000
    All Other: $871,000
    Housing and Community Development: $112,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,384,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $821,000
    Interest Earnings: $423,000
    Sale of Property: $220,000
    Rents: $104,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $18,259,000
    Highways: $4,803,000
    All Other: $4,227,000
    Public Welfare: $2,670,000
    General Local Government Support: $864,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Education: $198,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,985,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,079,000
    NEC: $177,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $45,000
    Other License: $30,000

Josephine County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,757,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,856,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,210,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000

Josephine County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,440,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,882
  • Number of aged recipients: 143
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,739
  • Number of recipients under 18: 184
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,421
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 277
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 647
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 861
Josephine County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Josephine 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 Josephine County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John55775.2 years
William53776.1 years
Robert48273.1 years
James43773.8 years
Mary37380.4 years
Charles35576.4 years
George32577.8 years
Dorothy22679.4 years
Ruth22081.5 years
Helen21881.1 years
Most common last names in Josephine County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26377.6 years
Johnson17275.8 years
Miller14278.4 years
Brown11778.3 years
Anderson10979.5 years
Wilson10278.5 years
Williams9876.7 years
Jones9878.2 years
Davis9376.6 years
Clark8576.2 years
Businesses in Josephine County, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T4Maurices1
Ace Hardware1Mazda1
Albertsons2McDonald's4
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone2Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Best Western2Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Budget Car Rental1Penske1
Burger King2Quiznos2
Carl\s Jr.2RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Circle K5Rue211
ColorTyme1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves3Safeway2
Dairy Queen3Sears1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Subway5
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx13T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC2The Room Place1
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block4Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul6
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jones New York1UPS13
KFC1Vans1
Kroger2Vons2
La Quinta1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Josephine County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"