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Linn County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2016: 122,849 (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: 54 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Linn County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Linn County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Oregon median age:  39.2 years
Males: 61,175  (49.8%)
Females: 61,674  (50.2%)
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Linn County,OR real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Linn County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,310 ($37,518 in 1999)

This county:

$51,310
Oregon:

$57,532

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $782 (lower quartile is $624, upper quartile is $920)
This county:

$782
State:

$898


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $190,700 (it was $122,900 in 2000)
Linn:

$190,700
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,400 - $283,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $281,503
Here:

$281,503
State:

$356,344

Townhouses or other attached units: $69,441
Here:

$69,441
State:

$286,898

In 2-unit structures: $1,073,284
Here:

$1,073,284
State:

$383,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,976
Here:

$278,976
State:

$210,872

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,579
Here:

$271,579
State:

$328,829

Mobile homes: $109,302
Here:

$109,302
State:

$145,227

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $162,976
Here:

$162,976
State:

$60,142
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,277
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,405 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,065 (1.1%)

Linn County household income distribution in 2013 Linn County home values distribution in 2013 Linn County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.4%
Linn County:

12.4%
Oregon:

13.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.5% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 59.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.4% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 40.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 31.0 years old, Asian residents: 58.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 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

2012 air pollution in Linn County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 4,574
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,043 (31.6% naturalized citizens)

Linn County:

4.9%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 4582010 or later
  • 1,0672000 to 2009
  • 1,4691990 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: 33,536
  • One, attached: 2,307
  • Two: 1,328
  • 3 or 4: 1,578
  • 5 to 9: 1,838
  • 10 to 19: 1,764
  • 20 to 49: 731
  • 50 or more: 972
  • Mobile homes: 5,340

Housing units in Linn County with a mortgage: 19,518 (726 second mortgage, 1,338 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,806

Here:

65.5% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Linn County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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 slightly below Oregon state average. It is 192% 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, 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 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 283.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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
  • 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 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: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Linn County


  • German (14%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Linn County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,210 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,204 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 216 (0.5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 21 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 491 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 642 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 1,252 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,777 (5.8%)
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 $47,262.

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.04%

4.66% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($21,883 average AGI)
2.32% relocated from other states ($11,377 average AGI)
Linn County:

2.32%
Oregon average:

3.49%

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  1.31% ($34,454 average AGI)
from Marion County, OR  0.97% ($34,410)
from Lane County, OR  0.81% ($31,402)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.23% ($25,915)
from Polk County, OR  0.19% ($33,329)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.18% ($29,514)
from Lincoln County, OR  0.17% ($28,000)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($165 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.05%
Oregon average:

0.06%

4.23% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($23,652 average AGI)
2.04% relocated to other states ($10,848 average AGI)
Linn County:

2.04%
Oregon average:

3.06%

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  1.03% ($33,138 average AGI)
to Benton County, OR  0.84% ($32,339)
to Lane County, OR  0.70% ($30,000)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.23% ($21,424)
to Washington County, OR  0.21% ($33,349)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.21% ($82,151)
to Polk County, OR  0.19% ($72,628)

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 2014: 12.5

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 2014: 9.9

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 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
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 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,218)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,039)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (973)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (746)
  • Unspecified dementia (678)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (661)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (551)
  • Congestive heart failure (378)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (273)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)

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: 122,849
  • In family households: 101,117 (16,022 male householders, 14,771 female householders)
    23,307 spouses, 34,274 children (30,673 natural, 993 adopted, 2,608 stepchildren), 3,667 grandchildren, 1,206 brothers or sisters, 2,087 parents, 2,292 other relatives, 3,491 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,353 (7,178 male householders (5,191 living alone)), 8,674 female householders (7,419 living alone)), 4,501 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,379

Size of family households: 15,248 2-persons, 6,346 3-persons, 4,535 4-persons, 3,019 5-persons, 1,278 6-persons, 367 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,610 1-person, 2,815 2-persons, 262 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 83 5-persons.

17,240 married couples with children.
6,552 single-parent households (2,205 men, 4,347 women).

92.4% of residents of Linn speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 10% speak English not 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:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Linn County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 5272014 or later
  • 1,2492010 to 2013
  • 6,3712000 to 2009
  • 8,3211990 to 1999
  • 3,8831980 to 1989
  • 10,3251970 to 1979
  • 4,7701960 to 1969
  • 4,2961950 to 1959
  • 4,2721940 to 1949
  • 5,3801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 321 room
  • 4112 rooms
  • 5213 rooms
  • 2,5514 rooms
  • 6,3295 rooms
  • 8,6036 rooms
  • 4,7027 rooms
  • 2,9978 rooms
  • 4,1789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 5361 room
  • 1,3112 rooms
  • 2,2203 rooms
  • 4,3274 rooms
  • 3,1595 rooms
  • 2,7276 rooms
  • 1,5057 rooms
  • 3618 rooms
  • 1759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Linn County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Linn County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 32no bedroom
  • 6421 bedroom
  • 4,9702 bedrooms
  • 18,4903 bedrooms
  • 5,0304 bedrooms
  • 1,1605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Linn County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 585no bedroom
  • 3,5451 bedroom
  • 7,1362 bedrooms
  • 4,0253 bedrooms
  • 7624 bedrooms
  • 2685+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 723no vehicle
  • 6,4721 vehicle
  • 12,4652 vehicles
  • 6,9183 vehicles
  • 2,2434 vehicles
  • 1,5035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Linn County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Linn County population
  • 2,091no vehicle
  • 6,4351 vehicle
  • 4,5112 vehicles
  • 2,3213 vehicles
  • 7114 vehicles
  • 2525+ vehicles

82.7% of Linn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Oregon.

Linn County:

82.7%
State average:

81.6%

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

  • This state: 68,862
  • Other state: 47,206
  • Northeast: 2,965
  • Midwest: 10,069
  • South: 5,597
  • West: 28,575
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Linn County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.9%Utility gas
  • 41.5%Electricity
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,219
Here:

10.5%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 632
Here:

10.2%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 249
Here:

4.5%
Oregon:

14.8%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,383,000
    Parks and Recreation: $395,000
    General Public Buildings: $40,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,481,000
    Regular Highways: $7,789,000
    Health - Other: $7,650,000
    Police Protection: $6,832,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,825,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,591,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,411,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,304,000
    Financial Administration: $2,298,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,561,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,145,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $402,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $113,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,472,000
    General - Other: $594,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $540,000
    Police Protection: $540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    General Public Building: $77,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,024,000

Linn County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,493,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,780,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,312,000
    Education: $2,260,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,836,000
    Health and Hospitals: $71,000
    General Local Government Support: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,323,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $745,000
    Rents: $194,000
    Special Assessments: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $15,594,000
    Highways: $7,288,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,636,000
    Public Welfare: $3,199,000
    Education: $940,000
    Housing and Community Development: $180,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,453,000
    Other License: $1,607,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $60,000

Linn County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,494,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,560,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $934,000

Linn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,895,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $534,000

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
Linn County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Linn County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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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+)"