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Linn County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2019: 129,749 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 103,069 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,165
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,262
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,843
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,777 (it was 12,698 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

38%

Land area: 2292 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Linn County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Linn County, OR (2019)
    • 107,307104.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,02111.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,7034.6%Two or more races
    • 1,4081.4%Asian alone
    • 9480.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6170.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1610.2%Some other race alone
    • 1020.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years
Males: 64,495  (49.7%)
Females: 65,254  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Linn County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,488 ($37,518 in 1999)
This county:

$61,488
Oregon:

$67,058

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $886 (lower quartile is $665, upper quartile is $1,148)
This county:

$886
State:

$1063


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $257,200 (it was $122,900 in 2000)
Linn:

$257,200
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $197,600 - $366,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $305,861
Here:

$305,861
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $249,759
Here:

$249,759
State:

$360,411

In 2-unit structures: $179,185
Here:

$179,185
State:

$298,318

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,138
Here:

$206,138
State:

$326,793

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,103
Here:

$127,103
State:

$386,775

Mobile homes: $170,062
Here:

$170,062
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $73,347
Here:

$73,347
State:

$59,096

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,467
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $530

Institutionalized population: 671

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 428
  • Thefts: 965
  • Auto thefts: 123

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 544
  • Thefts: 930
  • Auto thefts: 158
Linn County, OR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 426 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 1998: 503 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 1999: 348 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 369 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 430 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 544 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2003: 630 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2004: 792 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2005: 865 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2006: 783 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2007: 616 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2008: 260 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2009: 236 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2010: 161 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2011: 130 buildings, average cost: $199,200
  • 2012: 152 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2013: 269 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2014: 270 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2015: 344 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2016: 395 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2017: 481 buildings, average cost: $246,100
  • 2018: 446 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2019: 466 buildings, average cost: $240,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Linn, OR residents
Average permit cost in Linn, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,605 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,848 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Linn, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Linn, OR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Linn, OR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
Linn County:

13.3%
Oregon:

11.4%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.0% for Black residents, 12.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 60.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.0 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 17.7 years old, American Indian residents: 20.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Linn County is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $914 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio-Lacomb, Harrisburg, East Linn, Mill City, Brownsville, South Lebanon, Lyons.

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

2018 air pollution in Linn County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Crook County , Waldo County, Maine , Dakota County, Minnesota , Dewey County, South Dakota , Lewis County, New York , Lincoln County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Oregon:

5.5%

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

Current college students: 4,574
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,247 (49.3% naturalized citizens)

Linn County:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8962010 or later
  • 1,6362000 to 2009
  • 1,3291990 to 1999
  • 8641980 to 1989
  • 3721970 to 1979
  • 922Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.6%

Linn County marital status for males Linn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 35,610
  • One, attached: 1,882
  • Two: 1,342
  • 3 or 4: 1,712
  • 5 to 9: 2,646
  • 10 to 19: 1,207
  • 20 to 49: 487
  • 50 or more: 477
  • Mobile homes: 5,530
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 498

Housing units in Linn County with a mortgage: 22,667 (882 second mortgage, 2,126 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,626

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

66.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Linn County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,383113
Catholic7,6908
Other4,34818
Mainline Protestant3,69717
Orthodox--
None84,554-
Linn 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: 18
Linn County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Linn County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 61
This county:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Linn County:

9.3%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

30.0%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Linn County:

Average size of farms: 164 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,713
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $481.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,467
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,318
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.05%
All wheat for grain: 5479 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,456 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,080 acres

Earthquake activity:

Linn County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 2247% 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 302.2 miles away from Linn County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
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 250.5 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 241.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from Linn County center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Wildfires And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 7, 2020 - November 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4562, Natural disaster type: Fire, Wind
  • Oregon Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4499-OR: March 28, 2020, FEMA Id: 4499, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: April 6, 2019 - April 21, 2019, FEMA Id: 4452, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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 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 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 Booth Fire, Incident Period: August 20, 2003 to October 22, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 2493, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Linn

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,078 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,261 (10.6%)
  • Bus: 92 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 762 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 380 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 1,243 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,879 (5.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Linn County


  • European (19%)
  • German (12%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 388 people in nursing homes
  • 208 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 117 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 94 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 63 people in other group homes
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 47 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 47 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 362 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 214 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 191 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 109 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 81 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 67 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 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 $56,006.

8.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.68% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($27,857 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($16,602 average AGI)
Linn County:

2.89%
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 Benton County, OR  1.61% ($45,480 average AGI)
from Marion County, OR  1.13% ($45,012)
from Lane County, OR  1.00% ($38,575)
from Washington County, OR  0.31% ($40,074)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.25% ($31,541)
from Polk County, OR  0.23% ($45,455)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.21% ($52,149)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.79% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($31,709 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($10,948 average AGI)
Linn County:

1.75%
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 Marion County, OR  1.13% ($46,907 average AGI)
to Benton County, OR  1.11% ($47,810)
to Lane County, OR  0.77% ($39,767)
to Polk County, OR  0.28% ($40,140)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.23% ($30,470)
to Washington County, OR  0.19% ($36,704)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.17% ($47,703)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Linn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Linn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Linn County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Linn County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Linn County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,016 (16,682 aged, 3,334 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,246 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Linn County, Oregon in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,562)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,395)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,237)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,050)
  • Unspecified dementia (917)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (862)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (773)
  • Congestive heart failure (485)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (367)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (317)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,927
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 104
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,370

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,241
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,016
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 153.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.8
  • Suffocation - 29.6
  • Other - 35.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 129,749
  • Male householders: 27,176 (6,641 living alone), Female householders: 22,231 (6,690 living alone)
  • 23,700 spouses (23,630 opposite-sex spouses), 4,060 unmarried partners, (3,693 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 33,025 children (31,016 natural, 1,000 adopted, 1,009 stepchildren), 3,014 grandchildren, 786 brothers or sisters, 2,546 parents, 77 foster children, 2,917 other relatives, 8,865 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,352

Size of family households: 15,223 2-persons, 6,038 3-persons, 5,764 4-persons, 2,610 5-persons, 527 6-persons, 832 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,331 1-person, 3,515 2-persons, 1,449 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 63 6-persons.

17,062 married couples with children.
6,705 single-parent households (2,322 men, 4,383 women).

92.0% of residents of Linn speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $552,212,000 ($5,141 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,256,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $293,329,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $115,856,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $801,000
Federal grants: $102,596,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,493,000 ($805,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $29,137,000 ($6,551,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,613,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,589,000
Federal Government insurance: $129,918,000

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

Births: 7,076
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,357
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +549
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,771
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Linn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.36 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Linn County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Linn County, Oregon
  • 2,1212014 or later
  • 1,0672010 to 2013
  • 7,2052000 to 2009
  • 7,9361990 to 1999
  • 3,5491980 to 1989
  • 11,6251970 to 1979
  • 4,4271960 to 1969
  • 5,2081950 to 1959
  • 3,9761940 to 1949
  • 4,2771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon
  • 1431 room
  • 1602 rooms
  • 4543 rooms
  • 4,2444 rooms
  • 8,3965 rooms
  • 7,5806 rooms
  • 5,4507 rooms
  • 3,1008 rooms
  • 3,7669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon
  • 7391 room
  • 6892 rooms
  • 3,4013 rooms
  • 4,7134 rooms
  • 3,0305 rooms
  • 1,9376 rooms
  • 1,1417 rooms
  • 2608 rooms
  • 2049+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon
  • 143no bedroom
  • 4931 bedroom
  • 6,0142 bedrooms
  • 19,3603 bedrooms
  • 5,4834 bedrooms
  • 1,8005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon
  • 820no bedroom
  • 3,0531 bedroom
  • 7,3062 bedrooms
  • 3,7833 bedrooms
  • 1,0154 bedrooms
  • 1375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 459no vehicle
  • 6,4921 vehicle
  • 11,5002 vehicles
  • 7,9973 vehicles
  • 4,5444 vehicles
  • 2,3015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,500no vehicle
  • 7,6471 vehicle
  • 5,0982 vehicles
  • 1,5133 vehicles
  • 3404 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

83.9% of Linn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Oregon.

Linn County:

83.9%
State average:

82.9%

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

  • This state: 72,789
  • Other state: 50,285
  • Northeast: 2,573
  • Midwest: 9,504
  • South: 7,362
  • West: 30,846
Year householders moved into unit in Linn County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Linn County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 39.1%Electricity
  • 11.1%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 25.1%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,660
Here:

12.6%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 479
Here:

7.7%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

4.8%
Oregon:

17.2%

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

Linn County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,953,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,061,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,301,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $734,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,328,000
    General - Other: $15,312,000
    Police Protection: $13,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,065,000
    Regular Highways: $8,422,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,264,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,387,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,062,000
    Financial Administration: $2,586,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $663,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $593,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,300,000
    Other: $1,243,000
    Highways: $732,000
    Public Welfare: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $546,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,565,000
    Public Welfare: $106,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,053,000
    Interest Earnings: $385,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Financial Administration: $133,000
    Corrections - Other: $92,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,736,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,349,000
    Other: $10,363,000
    Highways: $8,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,888,000
    Public Welfare: $1,226,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,910,000
    Other License: $2,599,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,813,000

Linn County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,953,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,061,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,301,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $734,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,328,000
    General - Other: $15,312,000
    Police Protection: $13,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,065,000
    Regular Highways: $8,422,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,264,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,387,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,062,000
    Financial Administration: $2,586,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $663,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $593,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,300,000
    Other: $1,243,000
    Highways: $732,000
    Public Welfare: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $546,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,565,000
    Public Welfare: $106,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,053,000
    Interest Earnings: $385,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Financial Administration: $133,000
    Corrections - Other: $92,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,736,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,349,000
    Other: $10,363,000
    Highways: $8,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,888,000
    Public Welfare: $1,226,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,910,000
    Other License: $2,599,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,813,000

Linn County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,953,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,061,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,301,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $734,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,328,000
    General - Other: $15,312,000
    Police Protection: $13,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,065,000
    Regular Highways: $8,422,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,264,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,387,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,062,000
    Financial Administration: $2,586,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $663,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $593,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,300,000
    Other: $1,243,000
    Highways: $732,000
    Public Welfare: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $546,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,565,000
    Public Welfare: $106,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,053,000
    Interest Earnings: $385,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Financial Administration: $133,000
    Corrections - Other: $92,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,736,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,349,000
    Other: $10,363,000
    Highways: $8,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,888,000
    Public Welfare: $1,226,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,910,000
    Other License: $2,599,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,813,000

Linn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,953,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,061,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,301,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $734,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,328,000
    General - Other: $15,312,000
    Police Protection: $13,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,065,000
    Regular Highways: $8,422,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,264,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,387,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,062,000
    Financial Administration: $2,586,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,026,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $663,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $593,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,232,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,300,000
    Other: $1,243,000
    Highways: $732,000
    Public Welfare: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $546,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,565,000
    Public Welfare: $106,000
    Health and Hospitals: $102,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,653,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,053,000
    Interest Earnings: $385,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $40,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Central Staff Services: $278,000
    Financial Administration: $133,000
    Corrections - Other: $92,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,736,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,349,000
    Other: $10,363,000
    Highways: $8,841,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,888,000
    Public Welfare: $1,226,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,910,000
    Other License: $2,599,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,813,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,368
  • Number of aged recipients: 179
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,189
  • Number of recipients under 18: 351
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,671
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 346
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 803
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,066
Most common first names in Linn County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John63574.6 years
Robert50371.8 years
William49674.6 years
Mary44978.6 years
James40771.5 years
George33476.6 years
Charles31075.2 years
Helen22878.5 years
Donald21471.2 years
Dorothy21478.0 years
Most common last names in Linn County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27876.8 years
Johnson22475.8 years
Miller21475.2 years
Brown12476.9 years
Wilson11773.9 years
Jones11575.5 years
Davis11473.5 years
Williams11274.7 years
Anderson10676.5 years
Taylor8775.9 years
Businesses in Linn County, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Kroger3
AMF Bowling1La Quinta1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Albertsons1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Burger King3Panda Express1
Carl\s Jr.3Payless2
Chevrolet2Penske1
Circle K4Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Costco1RadioShack2
Cricket Wireless1Red Robin1
Curves3Rite Aid2
DHL1Rue211
Dairy Queen3Sears3
Dennys1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks5
Famous Footwear1Subway6
FedEx7Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile3
Ford1Taco Bell3
GNC2Target1
GameStop1Toyota1
Goodwill3Travelodge1
H&R Block4True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul9
Home Depot1UPS11
Honda1Vans2
Jack In The Box1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Vons3
Jones New York5Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA1
Kohl's1

Linn County on our top lists:

  • #25 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+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"