Linn County, OR

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2022 Population
128,598
1.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.251% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,523
9.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$319,800
20.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,828
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Linn County, OR had a population of 129k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $69,523. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Linn County, OR grew from 127,200 to 128,598, a 1.1% increase and its median household income grew from $63,313 to $69,523, a 9.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Linn County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.09%), Other (Hispanic) (3.37%), White (Hispanic) (3.23%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.92%).

None of the households in Linn County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Linn County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Linn County, OR are Linn-Benton Community College (859 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Linn County, OR was $319,800, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Linn County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Linn County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Linn County, OR is home to a population of 129k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.2% of Linn County, OR residents were born outside of the country (5.41k people).

In 2022, there were 16.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Linn County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Linn County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Linn County, OR was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Linn County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 513
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.55k ± 452
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.33k ± 995
9.94%
Hispanic Population
12.8k people

In 2022, there were 16.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Linn County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.94% of the people in Linn County, OR are hispanic (12.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Linn County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.41k people
3.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.03k people

As of 2022, 4.2% of Linn County, OR residents (5.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Linn County, OR was 3.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,690 ± 349
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,044 ± 358
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,458 ± 320

Linn County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Linn County, OR employs 57.8k people. The largest industries in Linn County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,547 people), Manufacturing (7,443 people), and Retail Trade (6,861 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,542), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,643), and Public Administration ($60,199).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

57.8k
2022 Value
± 1,886
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Linn County, OR grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 57.1k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Linn County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,507 people), Management Occupations (5,744 people), and Production Occupations (4,326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Linn County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57.8k
2022 Value
± 1,886
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Linn County, OR grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 57.1k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Linn County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,547 people), Manufacturing (7,443 people), and Retail Trade (6,861 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Linn County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Linn County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,361
Median earning men ± $1,866
$34,494
Median earning women ± $1,744

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,304), Information ($69,375), and Manufacturing ($59,122).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($57,704), Construction ($54,356), and Public Administration ($53,493).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 838
    Manufacturing
  2. 709
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 537
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Linn County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 59.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.19%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Linn County, OR awarded 859 degrees. The student population of Linn County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,957 male students and 2,285 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Linn County, OR are White (601 and 70.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 11.8%), Two or More Races (48 and 5.66%), and Unknown (47 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Linn County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Linn-Benton Community College (859 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Linn County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (155 and 18%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (149 and 17.3%), and Registered Nursing (47 and 5.47%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,242 students enrolled in Linn County, OR, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,644 records, of which 52.2% were women and 47.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Linn County, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 155 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Linn County, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
859 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Linn-Benton Community College with 859 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 353 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Linn County, OR, which is 0.698 times less than the 506 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 601 degrees mean that there were 6.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,540) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($410) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($927) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Linn County, OR was $319,800 in 2022, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $265,900 to $319,800, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Linn County, OR is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Linn County, OR have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Linn County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Linn County, OR is $69,523. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Linn County, OR was Census Tract 203 with a value of $92,664, followed by Census Tract 307 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $85,486 and $81,875.

In 2022, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Linn County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.07%.

Property

$319,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,182
$33,445
Median Property Taxes
±$1,290

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Linn County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Linn County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 203
  2. Census Tract 307
  3. Census Tract 303

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Linn County, OR was Census Tract 203 with a value of $92,664, followed by Census Tract 307 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $85,486 and $81,875.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Linn County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,523
Median Household Income
± $2,648
49.9k
Number of Households
± 1,751

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.9k households in Linn County, OR grew to $69,523 from the previous year's value of $63,313.

The following chart displays the households in Linn County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Linn County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.93%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Linn County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.6%) and those who worked at home (8.93%).

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Linn County, OR have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Linn County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Linn County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Linn County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Linn County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Linn County, OR (15.1k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Linn County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14% of the children was living in poverty in Linn County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 112 in Linn County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Linn County, OR has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Linn County, OR see 1663 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 496 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,663 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Linn County, OR

Primary care physicians in Linn County, OR see an average of 1,663 patients per year. This represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1,632 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Linn County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.37%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Linn County, OR declined by 0.34% from 7.4% to 7.37%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.9 in Linn County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Linn County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.42% in Linn County, OR.

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