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Lane County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2016: 369,519 (82% urban, 18% rural); it was 322,959 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 59,932
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,296
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 81,208
Renter-occupied apartments: 58,738 (it was 49,245 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

38%

Land area: 4554 sq. mi.

Water area: 167.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lane County: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.6%), Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lane County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Oregon median age:  39.2 years
Males: 181,794  (49.2%)
Females: 187,725  (50.8%)
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Lane County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lane County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,777 ($36,942 in 1999)

This county:

$47,777
Oregon:

$57,532

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $808 (lower quartile is $621, upper quartile is $1,079)
This county:

$808
State:

$898


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $243,500 (it was $136,000 in 2000)
Lane:

$243,500
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $173,700 - $343,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $287,212
Here:

$287,212
State:

$356,344

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,683
Here:

$236,683
State:

$286,898

In 2-unit structures: $251,096
Here:

$251,096
State:

$383,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,045
Here:

$195,045
State:

$210,872

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,664
Here:

$239,664
State:

$328,829

Mobile homes: $102,975
Here:

$102,975
State:

$145,227

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $76,227
Here:

$76,227
State:

$60,142
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,417
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $459

Institutionalized population: 1,613

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 148
  • Burglaries: 757
  • Thefts: 886
  • Auto thefts: 343

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 122
  • Burglaries: 765
  • Thefts: 762
  • Auto thefts: 244
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Health of residents in Lane County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
80.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1153 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2001: 1207 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2002: 1400 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2003: 1310 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2004: 1350 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2007: 1045 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2008: 607 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2009: 428 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2010: 464 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2011: 351 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2012: 417 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2013: 506 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2014: 506 buildings, average cost: $247,000

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: $2,607 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,345 (1.0%)

Lane County household income distribution in 2009 Lane County home values distribution Lane County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.0%
Lane County:

19.0%
Oregon:

13.3%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.8% for American Indian residents, 37.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 40.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 30.8 years old, American Indian residents: 27.2 years old, Asian residents: 27.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.0 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Area name: Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lane County is $561 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $710 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $993 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eugene, Springfield, Badger Mountain, North Siuslaw, Cottage Grove, Florence, Pleasant Hill, McKenzie, Junction City, Marcola.

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

2012 air pollution in Lane County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Sullivan County, New Hampshire , Charlevoix County, Michigan , Malheur County , Isabella County, Michigan , Meeker County, Minnesota , Tripp County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 30,647
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,109 (41.8% naturalized citizens)

Lane County:

5.4%
Whole state:

9.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 5,372
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,777
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,880
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,900
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,805
  • Before 1970: 3,711
Note: State values scaled to Lane County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.9%

Lane County marital status for males Lane County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 99,636
  • One, attached: 9,414
  • Two: 3,802
  • 3 or 4: 6,522
  • 5 to 9: 7,256
  • 10 to 19: 7,240
  • 20 to 49: 4,119
  • 50 or more: 7,222
  • Mobile homes: 13,975
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 518

Housing units in Lane County with a mortgage: 54,637 (1,744 second mortgage, 6,196 home equity loan, 261 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,376

Here:

62.8% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lane County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,051216
Catholic21,78515
Other19,30372
Mainline Protestant12,08250
Black Protestant2952
Orthodox2402
None263,959-
Lane 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: 67
Lane County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 15
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 92
This county:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Lane County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 288
This county:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lane County:

6.5%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Lane County:

26.1%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Lane County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,080
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $637.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,039
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,602
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.03%
All wheat for grain: 3117 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,120 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5,421 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lane County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 386% 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 260.2 miles away from Lane 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 208.6 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 200.4 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 242.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from Lane 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 256.7 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 06, 2015 to December 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4258: February 17, 2016, FEMA Id: 4258, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 06, 2014 to February 11, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4169: April 04, 2014, FEMA Id: 4169, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 17, 2012 to January 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4055: March 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4055, Natural disaster type: Winter 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 Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Winter Windstorm with High Winds, Incident Period: February 07, 2002 to February 08, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1405: March 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1405, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • 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/High Winds, Incident Period: December 10, 1996 to December 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1107: March 19, 1996, FEMA Id: 1107, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 17, 1996 to December 11, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1149: December 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1149, Natural disaster type: 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lane County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (28%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

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

  • German (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Lane County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 123,221 (73.6%)
  • Carpooled: 14,444 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,125 (2.5%)
  • Railroad: 76 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,219 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 5,940 (3.5%)
  • Walked: 8,146 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 9,328 (5.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 3,188 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,046 people in nursing homes
  • 977 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 769 people in other group homes
  • 751 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 132 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 113 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 112 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 55 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 50 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 37 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 32 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 24 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 21 people in halfway houses
  • 16 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 4,383 people in college/university student housing
  • 923 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 851 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 694 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 460 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 370 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 360 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 259 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 71 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 47 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 34 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,290.

5.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($347 average AGI)
Lane County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.04%

2.23% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($11,862 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($22,520 average AGI)
Lane County:

3.22%
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 Multnomah County, OR  0.31% ($29,503 average AGI)
from Douglas County, OR  0.23% ($25,789)
from Linn County, OR  0.23% ($30,000)
from Washington County, OR  0.18% ($31,568)
from Benton County, OR  0.16% ($29,775)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.16% ($28,905)
from Marion County, OR  0.15% ($36,349)


5.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($516 average AGI)
Lane County:

0.08%
Oregon average:

0.06%

2.59% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($14,902 average AGI)
2.81% relocated to other states ($18,225 average AGI)
Lane County:

2.81%
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 Multnomah County, OR  0.58% ($28,981 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  0.34% ($32,842)
to Linn County, OR  0.26% ($31,402)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.19% ($45,695)
to Benton County, OR  0.17% ($29,662)
to Marion County, OR  0.16% ($33,673)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.15% ($39,772)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Lane County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lane County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lane County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lane County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lane County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 56,459 (47,603 aged, 8,856 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,144 (17%)

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 Lane County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,271)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,977)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,121)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,105)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,947)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,769)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,685)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,150)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (930)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (807)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,068
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,500

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,019
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 891
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 110

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.3
  • Other - 13.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 163.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.5
  • Poisoning - 31.6
  • Suffocation - 26.0
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 369,519
  • In family households: 271,820 (46,311 male householders, 42,565 female householders)
    65,725 spouses, 85,731 children (76,330 natural, 3,038 adopted, 6,363 stepchildren), 6,630 grandchildren, 2,407 brothers or sisters, 5,613 parents, 4,654 other relatives, 12,184 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 89,565 (27,208 male householders (18,375 living alone)), 31,628 female householders (22,259 living alone)), 30,729 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,134

Size of family households: 44,545 2-persons, 18,625 3-persons, 15,712 4-persons, 5,775 5-persons, 2,323 6-persons, 1,896 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 40,634 1-person, 13,329 2-persons, 2,865 3-persons, 1,451 4-persons, 321 5-persons, 188 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

41,608 married couples with children.
18,983 single-parent households (7,164 men, 11,819 women).

91.4% of residents of Lane speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,840,218,000 ($5,550 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $89,306,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $833,224,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $355,584,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,660,000
Federal grants: $423,077,000
Federal procurement contracts: $90,518,000 ($19,959,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $135,155,000 ($26,334,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $218,905,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $215,895,000
Federal Government insurance: $603,274,000

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

Births: 18,974
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 15,150
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,088
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,796
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lane County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 57.69 millions of gallons per day (39% from ground, 61% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,524
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,959
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,743
  • 1990 to 1999: 23,238
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,876
  • 1970 to 1979: 35,278
  • 1960 to 1969: 23,906
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,800
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,745
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,635
Note: State values scaled to Lane population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lane County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lane County population
  • 1 room: 342
  • 2 rooms: 567
  • 3 rooms: 2,681
  • 4 rooms: 9,464
  • 5 rooms: 19,538
  • 6 rooms: 17,861
  • 7 rooms: 14,305
  • 8 rooms: 9,866
  • 9+ rooms: 12,389
  • 1 room: 4,017
  • 2 rooms: 4,756
  • 3 rooms: 9,838
  • 4 rooms: 15,563
  • 5 rooms: 11,888
  • 6 rooms: 7,215
  • 7 rooms: 3,639
  • 8 rooms: 2,189
  • 9+ rooms: 1,594
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lane County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lane County population
  • no bedroom: 342
  • 1 bedroom: 2,526
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,875
  • 3 bedrooms: 51,348
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,672
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,250
  • no bedroom: 4,351
  • 1 bedroom: 11,514
  • 2 bedrooms: 23,991
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,731
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,235
  • 5+ bedrooms: 877
Cars and other vehicles available in Lane County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lane County population
  • no vehicle: 2,941
  • 1 vehicle: 20,636
  • 2 vehicles: 37,156
  • 3 vehicles: 18,597
  • 4 vehicles: 4,973
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,710
  • no vehicle: 10,368
  • 1 vehicle: 24,620
  • 2 vehicles: 18,479
  • 3 vehicles: 5,024
  • 4 vehicles: 1,887
  • 5+ vehicles: 321

76% of Lane County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Oregon.

Lane County:

75.6%
State average:

81.6%

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

  • This state: 180,504
  • Other state: 166,065
  • Northeast: 16,699
  • Midwest: 35,586
  • South: 19,427
  • West: 94,353

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lane County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.0%)
  • Utility gas (22.8%)
  • Wood (8.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (85.3%)
  • Utility gas (8.3%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,280
Here:

7.7%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,003
Here:

11.4%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,634
Here:

5.1%
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)

Lane County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,862,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $49,844,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $31,031,000
    Regular Highways: $30,315,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,521,000
    General - Other: $21,164,000
    Police Protection: $16,130,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,598,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,857,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,819,000
    Financial Administration: $5,385,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,961,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,916,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,017,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,103,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,335,000
    Correctional Institutions: $979,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $530,000
    General - Other: $449,000
    Central Staff Services: $67,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $4,587,000
    Corrections - Other: $964,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $509,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,414,000
    Corrections - Other: $682,000
    Solid Waste Management: $498,000
    Police Protection: $310,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $72,239,000

Lane County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,232,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,822,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,403,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,221,000
    Regular Highways: $1,053,000
    Parks and Recreation: $679,000
    Parking Facilities: $397,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $20,652,000
    Highways: $20,361,000
    All Other: $15,136,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,919,000
    Education: $7,194,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,752,000
    Public Welfare: $3,799,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,670,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,316,000
    Public Welfare: $430,000
    Highways: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,293,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,314,000
    Rents: $1,908,000
    Sale of Property: $1,166,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,053,000
    Special Assessments: $202,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $52,943,000
    Highways: $15,957,000
    All Other: $12,610,000
    Public Welfare: $5,900,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,917,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,135,000
    Other License: $3,813,000

Lane County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $122,203,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,663,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,370,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $29,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,889,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,349,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,095,000

Lane County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,881,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $115,137,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,275,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,335
  • Number of aged recipients: 434
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,901
  • Number of recipients under 18: 767
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,757
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 811
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,211
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,996
Lane County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 78 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,187$192,2511,353$210,7387,917$198,514269$131,77743$1,564,209786$174,916470$153,155
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED112$182,777178$187,3541,037$208,75869$67,6090$082$184,30580$109,725
APPLICATIONS DENIED304$190,678382$180,0262,826$214,379173$116,0064$978,000321$181,788285$110,768
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN168$186,476184$195,4731,575$205,73445$140,3780$0146$153,93295$150,705
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$203,84464$202,594483$211,57150$79,6800$056$170,42928$116,071
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 72 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED183$240,164130$245,7235$221,2001$132,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED85$248,48281$231,50614$207,2142$112,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$229,41551$225,9612$227,5003$161,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$222,26710$247,1000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$184,6671$171,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lane County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,51075.4 years
William1,44575.8 years
Robert1,32372.3 years
Mary1,15280.4 years
James1,11572.4 years
George87777.3 years
Charles87075.6 years
Dorothy66878.9 years
Helen65781.0 years
Donald61371.1 years
Most common last names in Lane County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith81275.9 years
Johnson63776.6 years
Miller40276.2 years
Brown39576.3 years
Jones37074.4 years
Anderson33576.1 years
Wilson32475.8 years
Davis30375.7 years
Williams28575.8 years
Nelson26877.6 years
Businesses in Lane County, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven13Kroger10
AT&T6La Quinta1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
Albertsons7Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture7
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza6
Arby's6Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
AutoZone2Marriott2
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Maurices1
Banana Republic1Mazda1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's15
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance4
Best Western6Nike33
Blockbuster7Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Office Depot2
Burger King6OfficeMax2
Carl\s Jr.8Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet3Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panda Express3
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless4
Cinnabon 1Penske3
Circle K1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Inn3Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Costco1Quality1
Cricket Wireless4Quiznos6
Crossland Economy Studios1RadioShack6
Curves6Red Lobster1
DHL3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen11Rite Aid5
Days Inn1SAS Shoes2
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire1Sears5
Domino's Pizza3Sephora1
Econo Lodge1Sleep Inn1
Ethan Allen1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel3
Fashion Bug2Staples2
FedEx36Starbucks22
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway27
Ford2Super 82
Forever 211T-Mobile13
GNC3T.J.Maxx1
GameStop2Taco Bell10
Gap1Talbots1
Goodwill5Target2
Gymboree1The Room Place1
H&R Block12Torrid1
Hilton2Toyota2
Holiday Inn3Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Home Depot2True Value5
HomeTown Buffet1U-Haul19
Honda1UPS37
Hot Topic1Vans5
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jack In The Box5Volkswagen1
Jamba Juice1Vons8
Jones New York5Walgreens7
Journeys1Walmart4
Justice1Wendy's6
KFC6Wet Seal1
Kincaid3YMCA1
Kohl's1

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #22 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+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"