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Malheur County, Oregon; Wheeler County, Oregon; Sherman County, Oregon

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Malheur County, Oregon
Wheeler County, Oregon
Sherman County, Oregon
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 30,571 1,332 1,780
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 30,571 1,332 1,780
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 31,316 1,439 1,766
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.4% -7.4% 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 31,313 1,441 1,765
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
3.6%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.9%
13.9%
18.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
36.3%
25.4%
Female persons, percent
45.6%
51.4%
48.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.9%
91.9%
93.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.7%
0.2%
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.0%
2.6%
2.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
1.1%
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
4.1%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
34.6%
5.9%
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
87.0%
87.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,894 166 178
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.5% 2.9% 1.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,957 919 943
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.3% 76.1% 64.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $135,900 $155,300 $159,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,121 $1,028 $1,228
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $387 $414 $435
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $688 $656 $742
Building permits, 2020 25 NA NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 10,062 640 748
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.65 2.18 2.18
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.0% 86.1% 89.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 25.3% 4.2% 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 83.9% 84.8% 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 73.6% 75.2% 77.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 81.1% 91.6% 89.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.7% 14.9% 17.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.4% 13.2% 15.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.3%
9.7%
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 49.8% 40.7% 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 51.0% 36.9% 41.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 50,776 857 4,627
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,056 D 254
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 0 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 340,732 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 534,507 D D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,450 NA NA
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 18.5 24.0 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,313 $40,926 $51,071
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $18,974 $21,702 $31,615
Persons in poverty, percent
21.0%
17.7%
12.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 710 27 54
Total employment, 2019 8,387 140 488
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 300,092 4,363 18,685
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.2% -9.1% 5.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,382 147 126
All firms, 2012 2,088 225 136
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,103 105 73
Women-owned firms, 2012 583 71 53
Minority-owned firms, 2012 281 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,674 173 124
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 260 38 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,667 170 116
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3.2 0.8 2.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 9,887.53 1,714.75 823.69
FIPS Code 41045 41069 41055
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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