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0.78% growth
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0.54% growth
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3.39% growth
Median Property Value
4.26% growth


The economy of Josephine County, OR employs 29,477 people. The economy of Josephine County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Retail trade; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.8; 1.29; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Josephine County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,898), Retail trade (4,379), and Manufacturing (3,200), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($43,090), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,779), and Transportation & Warehousing ($32,233).

Median household income in Josephine County, OR is $37,867. Males in Josephine County, OR have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,779. The income inequality of Josephine County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Josephine County, OR. In Josephine County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,974. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Josephine County, OR is home to a population of 84,063 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Josephine County, OR is composed of 73,736 White residents (87.7%), 5,850 Hispanic residents (6.96%), 2,477 Two+ residents (2.95%), 1,022 Native residents (1.22%), and 646 Asian residents (0.77%). The most common foreign languages in Josephine County, OR are Spanish (2,526 speakers), German (343 speakers), and French (219 speakers), but compared to other places, Josephine County, OR has a relative high number of Scandinavian (149 speakers), German (343 speakers), and Japanese (92 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Josephine County, OR awarded 1,096 degrees. The student population of Josephine County, OR is skewed towards females, with 429 male students and 667 female students. Most students in Josephine County, OR are White (840 and 76.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (133 and 12.1%), Unknown (64 and 5.84%), and Two or more races (25 and 2.28%). The largest universities in Josephine County, OR by number of graduates are Rogue Community College (1,056 and 96.4%), Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty (40 and 3.65%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Josephine County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (248 and 22.6%), General Studies (174 and 15.9%), and Registered Nursing (28 and 2.55%). The median tuition costs in Josephine County, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Josephine County, OR is $225,100, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $215,900 to $225,100, a 4.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Josephine County, OR is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Josephine County, OR have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Josephine County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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