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Josephine County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2017: 86,352 (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: 53 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Josephine County: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%), Manufacturing (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Josephine County, OR (2017)
    • 75,13599.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,4028.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,8273.7%Two or more races
    • 1,1611.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 5650.7%Asian alone
    • 3300.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 950.1%Some other race alone
    • 50.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years
Males: 42,312  (49.0%)
Females: 44,040  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Josephine County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,426 ($31,229 in 1999)
This county:

$44,426
Oregon:

$60,212

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $733 (lower quartile is $516, upper quartile is $975)
This county:

$733
State:

$935


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $278,000 (it was $119,300 in 2000)
Josephine:

$278,000
Oregon:

$319,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $189,800 - $376,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,420
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

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:

  • 1997: 292 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 1998: 326 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1999: 365 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 173 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2016: 209 buildings, average cost: $264,900
  • 2017: 228 buildings, average cost: $235,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Josephine, OR residents
Average permit cost in Josephine, OR
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,648 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,468 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Josephine, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Josephine, OR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Josephine, OR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
Josephine County:

17.4%
Oregon:

13.2%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.6% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.5% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 28.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.7 years old
(Males: 45.3 years old, Females: 50.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.2 years old, Black residents: 38.4 years old, American Indian residents: 37.3 years old, Asian residents: 65.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.7 years old, Other race residents: 20.7 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

2018 air pollution in Josephine County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.5 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:

6.1%
Oregon:

4.6%

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

Current college students: 2,498
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,798 (40.6% naturalized citizens)

Josephine County:

3.2%
Whole state:

9.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4002010 or later
  • 1,0412000 to 2009
  • 4151990 to 1999
  • 3901980 to 1989
  • 2301970 to 1979
  • 1,254Before 1970

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: 26,143
  • One, attached: 469
  • Two: 2,227
  • 3 or 4: 1,382
  • 5 to 9: 875
  • 10 to 19: 524
  • 20 to 49: 248
  • 50 or more: 799
  • Mobile homes: 6,320
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 86

Housing units in Josephine County with a mortgage: 14,821 (0 second mortgage, 1,207 home equity loan, 137 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,123

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Josephine County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Josephine

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,648 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,882 (6.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 121 (0.4%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 485 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 257 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 897 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,964 (6.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (39%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • England (5%)
  • France (3%)
  • Sweden (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Josephine County


  • German (13%)
  • American (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $52,766.

7.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.09% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($14,280 average AGI)
4.30% relocated from other states ($29,530 average AGI)
Josephine County:

4.30%
Oregon average:

4.41%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, OR  1.59% ($35,002 average AGI)
from Lane County, OR  0.25% ($28,737)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.21% ($41,677)
from Douglas County, OR  0.19% ($36,724)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.16% ($14,082)
from Washington County, OR  0.13% ($42,244)
from San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($40,575)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($22,322 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($17,696 average AGI)
Josephine County:

2.57%
Oregon average:

3.05%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, OR  1.55% ($42,584 average AGI)
to Lane County, OR  0.29% ($37,581)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.19% ($31,982)
to Douglas County, OR  0.18% ($33,887)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.12% ($53,472)
to Klamath County, OR  0.12% ($31,086)
to Washington County, OR  0.11% ($36,618)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Josephine County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 86,352
  • In family households: 69,254 (10,752 male householders, 12,723 female householders)
    18,436 spouses, 17,746 children (15,436 natural, 789 adopted, 1,521 stepchildren), 2,899 grandchildren, 1,119 brothers or sisters, 1,334 parents, 1,582 other relatives, 2,663 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,963 (5,953 male householders (4,624 living alone)), 7,065 female householders (5,476 living alone)), 2,945 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,135

Size of family households: 12,930 2-persons, 3,974 3-persons, 3,113 4-persons, 1,588 5-persons, 1,045 6-persons, 825 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,100 1-person, 2,851 2-persons, 67 3-persons.

10,162 married couples with children.
2,941 single-parent households (966 men, 1,975 women).

95.3% of residents of Josephine speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not 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:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Josephine County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Josephine County, Oregon
  • 4792014 or later
  • 7932010 to 2013
  • 7,1522000 to 2009
  • 6,6061990 to 1999
  • 6,2981980 to 1989
  • 7,1841970 to 1979
  • 3,1671960 to 1969
  • 3,6171950 to 1959
  • 1,9281940 to 1949
  • 1,8491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Josephine County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Josephine County, Oregon
  • 1901 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 4613 rooms
  • 4,9794 rooms
  • 5,2945 rooms
  • 5,1556 rooms
  • 3,3487 rooms
  • 2,1928 rooms
  • 2,2949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
  • 1,1691 room
  • 6092 rooms
  • 3,0223 rooms
  • 3,2804 rooms
  • 2,4115 rooms
  • 1,0806 rooms
  • 4027 rooms
  • 1328 rooms
  • 4449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Josephine County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Josephine County, Oregon
  • 190no bedroom
  • 6081 bedroom
  • 6,2852 bedrooms
  • 13,2613 bedrooms
  • 2,7504 bedrooms
  • 8505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Josephine County, Oregon
  • 1,169no bedroom
  • 2,5351 bedroom
  • 6,0412 bedrooms
  • 2,2463 bedrooms
  • 2154 bedrooms
  • 3435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 478no vehicle
  • 3,9301 vehicle
  • 10,1872 vehicles
  • 5,3713 vehicles
  • 2,7064 vehicles
  • 1,2725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Josephine County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,388no vehicle
  • 4,6141 vehicle
  • 3,9762 vehicles
  • 1,2893 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 2825+ vehicles

84.8% of Josephine County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Oregon.

Josephine County:

84.8%
State average:

83.0%

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

  • This state: 28,942
  • Other state: 54,399
  • Northeast: 2,780
  • Midwest: 8,363
  • South: 5,966
  • West: 37,290
Year householders moved into unit in Josephine County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Josephine County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 20.9%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.3%Electricity
  • 16.6%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 591
Here:

7.4%
Oregon:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 424
Here:

10.0%
Oregon:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 346
Here:

13.2%
Oregon:

16.6%

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

Josephine County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $758,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $735,000
    Air Transportation: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $669,000
    Air Transportation: $492,000
    Police Protection: $326,000
    General - Other: $319,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,352,000
    Regular Highways: $6,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,273,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,050,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,879,000
    Financial Administration: $1,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,641,000
    General - Other: $1,370,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $916,000
    Air Transportation: $907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $759,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $565,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000
    Libraries: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,229,000
    Health and Hospitals: $944,000
    Air Transportation: $643,000
    Education: $316,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $810,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,988,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,812,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,692,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,497,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,356,000
    Other: $4,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,054,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,037,000
    Public Welfare: $385,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,585,000
    Other License: $371,000
    Amusements License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,769,000

Josephine County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $758,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $735,000
    Air Transportation: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $669,000
    Air Transportation: $492,000
    Police Protection: $326,000
    General - Other: $319,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,352,000
    Regular Highways: $6,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,273,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,050,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,879,000
    Financial Administration: $1,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,641,000
    General - Other: $1,370,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $916,000
    Air Transportation: $907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $759,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $565,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000
    Libraries: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,229,000
    Health and Hospitals: $944,000
    Air Transportation: $643,000
    Education: $316,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $810,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,988,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,812,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,692,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,497,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,356,000
    Other: $4,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,054,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,037,000
    Public Welfare: $385,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,585,000
    Other License: $371,000
    Amusements License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,769,000

Josephine County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $758,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $735,000
    Air Transportation: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $669,000
    Air Transportation: $492,000
    Police Protection: $326,000
    General - Other: $319,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,352,000
    Regular Highways: $6,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,273,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,050,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,879,000
    Financial Administration: $1,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,641,000
    General - Other: $1,370,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $916,000
    Air Transportation: $907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $759,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $565,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000
    Libraries: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,229,000
    Health and Hospitals: $944,000
    Air Transportation: $643,000
    Education: $316,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $810,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,988,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,812,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,692,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,497,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,356,000
    Other: $4,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,054,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,037,000
    Public Welfare: $385,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,585,000
    Other License: $371,000
    Amusements License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,769,000

Josephine County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $6,475,000
    Parks and Recreation: $758,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $735,000
    Air Transportation: $682,000
    Regular Highways: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $669,000
    Air Transportation: $492,000
    Police Protection: $326,000
    General - Other: $319,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,352,000
    Regular Highways: $6,012,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,273,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,050,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,879,000
    Financial Administration: $1,715,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,641,000
    General - Other: $1,370,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $916,000
    Air Transportation: $907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $759,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $565,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000
    Libraries: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,229,000
    Health and Hospitals: $944,000
    Air Transportation: $643,000
    Education: $316,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $810,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $287,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,988,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,812,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,692,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,497,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $271,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,356,000
    Other: $4,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,054,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,037,000
    Public Welfare: $385,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,585,000
    Other License: $371,000
    Amusements License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,769,000

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
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)"