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Malheur County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2019: 31,059 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 31,615 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,862
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,639
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,519
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,910 (it was 3,702 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

38%

Land area: 9887 sq. mi.

Water area: 42.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Malheur County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.7%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Construction (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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  • Races in Malheur County, OR (2019)
    • 18,78759.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,82234.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6202.0%Two or more races
    • 4441.4%Asian alone
    • 2970.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2670.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 250.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years
Males: 16,892  (54.4%)
Females: 14,167  (45.6%)
Average household size:
Malheur County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,236 ($30,241 in 1999)
This county:

$46,236
Oregon:

$67,058

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $598 (lower quartile is $473, upper quartile is $693)
This county:

$598
State:

$1063


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,357 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Malheur:

$154,357
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,014 - $240,461

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $245,209
Here:

$245,209
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $288,566
Here:

$288,566
State:

$360,411

In 2-unit structures: $103,816
Here:

$103,816
State:

$298,318

Mobile homes: $106,576
Here:

$106,576
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,284
Here:

$8,284
State:

$59,096

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,154
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $400

Institutionalized population: 3,101

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 127
  • Auto thefts: 23

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 107
  • Auto thefts: 8
Malheur County, OR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $267,700
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $281,900
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $266,400
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $253,400
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $218,600
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $231,600
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $240,900
  • 2016: 25 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $277,700
  • 2018: 22 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2019: 27 buildings, average cost: $284,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Malheur, OR residents
Average permit cost in Malheur, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,681 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,330 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Malheur, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Malheur, OR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Malheur, OR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.8%
Malheur County:

18.8%
Oregon:

11.4%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.6% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.5 years old
(Males: 35.8 years old, Females: 37.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 34.0 years old, American Indian residents: 37.3 years old, Asian residents: 62.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 38.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Malheur County is $445 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $784 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ontario, Brogan, Nyssa, Vale, Dead Ox Flat, Malheur Junction, Owyhee, West Vale, Jordan Valley, Annex.

Malheur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Coos County , Benzie County, Michigan , Lane County , Oneida County, New York , Marquette County, Wisconsin , St. Lawrence County, New York , Meeker County, Minnesota , Tripp County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Oregon:

5.5%

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

Current college students: 1,349
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,912 (26.9% naturalized citizens)

Malheur County:

9.4%
Whole state:

9.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3292010 or later
  • 9862000 to 2009
  • 6331990 to 1999
  • 7171980 to 1989
  • 2681970 to 1979
  • 450Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.2%

Malheur County marital status for males Malheur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,699
  • One, attached: 280
  • Two: 665
  • 3 or 4: 342
  • 5 to 9: 334
  • 10 to 19: 230
  • 20 to 49: 383
  • 50 or more: 107
  • Mobile homes: 1,931
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Malheur County with a mortgage: 3,192 (28 second mortgage, 196 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,858

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

66.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Malheur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,0607
Other5,61118
Evangelical Protestant3,20828
Mainline Protestant1,30413
None13,130-
Malheur 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: 5
Malheur County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Malheur County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Malheur County:

7.0%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Malheur County:

29.7%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.6%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Malheur County:

Average size of farms: 924 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $182,134
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $586.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $156,535
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,943
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.66%
Corn for grain: 12826 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 31998 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14,269 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 97 acres

Earthquake activity:

Malheur County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 2389% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from Malheur County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 341.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 306.0 miles away from Malheur County center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 353.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 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 Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Malheur County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Malheur

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,553 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,360 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 173 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 69 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 636 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 671 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (81%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Taiwan (1%)
  • Iraq (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Malheur County


  • American (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)

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

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

  • 2,850 people in state prisons
  • 164 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 63 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 2,927 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in college/university student housing
  • 89 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,760.

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.36% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($11,717 average AGI)
5.74% relocated from other states ($25,889 average AGI)
Malheur County:

5.74%
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 Payette County, ID  1.46% ($30,078 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  0.85% ($31,622)
from Ada County, ID  0.75% ($27,485)
from Washington County, ID  0.24% ($24,714)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.69% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($10,986 average AGI)
5.54% relocated to other states ($29,035 average AGI)
Malheur County:

5.54%
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 Payette County, ID  1.62% ($40,535 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  0.99% ($37,046)
to Ada County, ID  0.81% ($33,845)
to Washington County, ID  0.30% ($41,654)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Malheur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Malheur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Malheur County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Malheur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Malheur County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Malheur County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Malheur County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Malheur County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Malheur County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,113 (4,376 aged, 737 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,310 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (317)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (287)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (274)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (217)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (186)
  • Congestive heart failure (138)
  • Unspecified dementia (131)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (92)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,252
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,950

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.8. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,059
  • Male householders: 5,136 (1,487 living alone), Female householders: 5,159 (1,539 living alone)
  • 4,618 spouses (4,603 opposite-sex spouses), 636 unmarried partners, (636 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,333 children (8,735 natural, 219 adopted, 368 stepchildren), 608 grandchildren, 324 brothers or sisters, 218 parents, 35 foster children, 350 other relatives, 753 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,779

Size of family households: 3,130 2-persons, 1,299 3-persons, 1,077 4-persons, 678 5-persons, 343 6-persons, 196 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,022 1-person, 422 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 53 5-persons.

4,493 married couples with children.
2,428 single-parent households (780 men, 1,648 women).

74.6% of residents of Malheur speak English at home.
24.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 59% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $163,708,000 ($5,209 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,286,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,910,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,890,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,463,000
Federal grants: $42,719,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,071,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,655,000 ($1,424,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,407,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,530,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,266,000

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

Births: 2,475
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,458
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +579
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,844
Here -59 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Malheur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.56 millions of gallons per day (47% from ground, 53% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Malheur County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Malheur County, Oregon
  • 1702014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 8482000 to 2009
  • 1,5751990 to 1999
  • 1,4131980 to 1989
  • 2,6471970 to 1979
  • 1,2951960 to 1969
  • 1,5181950 to 1959
  • 9761940 to 1949
  • 1,3671939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Malheur County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Malheur County, Oregon
  • 61 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 2523 rooms
  • 8914 rooms
  • 1,2465 rooms
  • 1,1856 rooms
  • 8567 rooms
  • 5618 rooms
  • 1,0659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
  • 2351 room
  • 3312 rooms
  • 6953 rooms
  • 1,1424 rooms
  • 8255 rooms
  • 4996 rooms
  • 2377 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 1119+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Malheur County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Malheur County, Oregon
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1841 bedroom
  • 1,1462 bedrooms
  • 3,4083 bedrooms
  • 9294 bedrooms
  • 3615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Malheur County, Oregon
  • 236no bedroom
  • 6401 bedroom
  • 1,6762 bedrooms
  • 1,2613 bedrooms
  • 2694 bedrooms
  • 1125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Malheur County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Malheur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Malheur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 146no vehicle
  • 1,1601 vehicle
  • 2,3512 vehicles
  • 1,5043 vehicles
  • 6674 vehicles
  • 2575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Malheur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Malheur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 599no vehicle
  • 1,8441 vehicle
  • 1,1612 vehicles
  • 4433 vehicles
  • 1154 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles

82.0% of Malheur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Oregon.

Malheur County:

82.0%
State average:

82.9%

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

  • This state: 14,118
  • Other state: 13,797
  • Northeast: 209
  • Midwest: 1,341
  • South: 1,825
  • West: 10,500
Year householders moved into unit in Malheur County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Malheur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.6%Electricity
  • 34.0%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Wood
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 188
Here:

5.5%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

4.2%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

9.0%
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

Malheur County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $248,000
    Other: $198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $64,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,367,000
    Health - Other: $4,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,486,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,119,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $749,000
    Transit Utilities: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,643,000
    Other: $596,000
    Highways: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $932,000
    Other - General - Other: $83,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $17,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $734,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,209,000
    General Revenue - Other: $344,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $114,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,775,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,129,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,988,000
    Other: $2,842,000
    Public Welfare: $321,000
    General Local Government Support: $206,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,580,000
    Other License: $300,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,247,000

Malheur County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $248,000
    Other: $198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $64,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,367,000
    Health - Other: $4,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,486,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,119,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $749,000
    Transit Utilities: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,643,000
    Other: $596,000
    Highways: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $932,000
    Other - General - Other: $83,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $17,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $734,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,209,000
    General Revenue - Other: $344,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $114,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,775,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,129,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,988,000
    Other: $2,842,000
    Public Welfare: $321,000
    General Local Government Support: $206,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,580,000
    Other License: $300,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,247,000

Malheur County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $248,000
    Other: $198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $64,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,367,000
    Health - Other: $4,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,486,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,119,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $749,000
    Transit Utilities: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,643,000
    Other: $596,000
    Highways: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $932,000
    Other - General - Other: $83,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $17,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $734,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,209,000
    General Revenue - Other: $344,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $114,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,775,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,129,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,988,000
    Other: $2,842,000
    Public Welfare: $321,000
    General Local Government Support: $206,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,580,000
    Other License: $300,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,247,000

Malheur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $248,000
    Other: $198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $64,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,367,000
    Health - Other: $4,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,486,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,286,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,119,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $749,000
    Transit Utilities: $483,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,643,000
    Other: $596,000
    Highways: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $932,000
    Other - General - Other: $83,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $17,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $734,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,209,000
    General Revenue - Other: $344,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $114,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    General - Other: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,775,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,129,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,988,000
    Other: $2,842,000
    Public Welfare: $321,000
    General Local Government Support: $206,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,580,000
    Other License: $300,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,247,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 719
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 629
  • Number of recipients under 18: 112
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 443
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 316
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 293
Most common first names in Malheur County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16576.6 years
William14875.7 years
James12672.6 years
Mary12679.6 years
Charles11177.2 years
George11177.3 years
Robert10774.1 years
Helen6780.0 years
Frank6176.5 years
Ruth5880.9 years
Most common last names in Malheur County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7278.3 years
Johnson6278.1 years
Davis4378.7 years
Anderson3978.3 years
Wilson3677.7 years
Jones3579.4 years
Brown3379.3 years
Thompson2881.9 years
White2776.2 years
Williams2773.4 years
Businesses in Malheur County, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Albertsons1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Quiznos1
Big O Tires1RadioShack2
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Carl\s Jr.1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx4Staples1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Jack In The Box1True Value2
KFC2U-Haul2
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1