Jackson County, OR

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2022 Population
222,604
0.425% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.236% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
1.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,690
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$369,500
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
99,195
0.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, OR had a population of 223k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $67,690. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, OR grew from 221,662 to 222,604, a 0.425% increase and its median household income grew from $61,020 to $67,690, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.77%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.65%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.11%).

None of the households in Jackson 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% of the residents in Jackson County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, OR are Southern Oregon University (1,174 degrees awarded in 2022), Northwest College-Medford (103 degrees), and Phagans Medford Beauty School (31 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, OR was $369,500, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Jackson County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, OR is home to a population of 223k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.67% of Jackson County, OR residents were born outside of the country (12.6k people).

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (174k people) in Jackson County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.4k White (Hispanic) and 10.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Jackson County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, OR was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    174k ± 568
  2. White (Hispanic)
    15.4k ± 1.35k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 698
14%
Hispanic Population
31.2k people

In 2022, there were 11.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (174k people) in Jackson County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.4k White (Hispanic) and 10.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14% of the people in Jackson County, OR are hispanic (31.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson 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

5.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people
6.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2022, 5.67% of Jackson County, OR residents (12.6k 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 Jackson County, OR was 6.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,222 ± 613
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,992 ± 408
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,968 ± 414

Jackson County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, OR employs 99.2k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,032 people), Retail Trade (14,948 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,367 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,042), Utilities ($75,086), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,585).

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

99.2k
2022 Value
± 2,782
0.56%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, OR grew at a rate of 0.56%, from 98.6k employees to 99.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,165 people), Management Occupations (11,300 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

99.2k
2022 Value
± 2,782
0.56%
1 Year growth
± 3.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, OR grew at a rate of 0.56%, from 98.6k employees to 99.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,032 people), Retail Trade (14,948 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,367 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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

$46,715
Median earning men ± $1,538
$34,451
Median earning women ± $1,045

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,040), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,091), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,274).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,888), Construction ($44,199), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,196).

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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. 2,715
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,371
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,305
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 50.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.7%).

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 Jackson County, OR awarded 1,314 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,927 male students and 3,422 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, OR are White (824 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (177 and 13.6%), Unknown (130 and 9.99%), and Two or More Races (103 and 7.92%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Southern Oregon University (1,174 and 89.3%), Northwest College-Medford (103 and 7.84%), and Phagans Medford Beauty School (31 and 2.36%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, OR are General Business Administration & Management (197 and 15%), Teacher Education (107 and 8.14%), and General Psychology (102 and 7.76%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson County, OR are $5,088 for private four year colleges, and $9,405 and $26,401 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jackson County, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,349 (36% men and 64% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,349 students enrolled in Jackson County, OR, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,985 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson County, OR was General Business Administration & Management with 110 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,174 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Oregon University with 1,174 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 432 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, OR, which is 0.49 times less than the 882 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 824 degrees mean that there were 4.66 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,405) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,286) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($999) 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.

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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 Jackson County, OR was $369,500 in 2022, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $322,100 to $369,500, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, OR is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, OR have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, OR is $67,690. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, OR was Census Tract 25 with a value of $108,265, followed by Census Tract 15 and Census Tract 23, with respective values of $93,813 and $93,333.

In 2022, 20.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.577%.

Property

$369,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,879
$58,451
Median Property Taxes
±$2,009

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 Jackson County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in Jackson County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 25
  2. Census Tract 15
  3. Census Tract 23

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, OR was Census Tract 25 with a value of $108,265, followed by Census Tract 15 and Census Tract 23, with respective values of $93,813 and $93,333.

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

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Household Income

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$67,690
Median Household Income
± $2,163
89.9k
Number of Households
± 2,521

In 2022, the median household income of the 89.9k households in Jackson County, OR grew to $67,690 from the previous year's value of $61,020.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 (74.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.37%)

In 2022, 74.6% of workers in Jackson County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.37%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, OR have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.987% of the workforce in Jackson 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 Jackson County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.577%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, OR (29.1k out of 220k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson 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, 13.1% of the children was living in poverty in Jackson County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 335 in Jackson County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 62.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Jackson County, OR has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, OR see 1057 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1071 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1174 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 182 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,057 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, OR

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, OR see an average of 1,057 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,071 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson 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 21.8% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.31%
Uninsured
38.2%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, OR declined by 9.29% from 6.96% to 6.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.3 in Jackson 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 28.3% in Jackson County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.76% in Jackson County, OR.

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