Klamath Falls, OR

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Population

21,113

0.98% decline

Poverty Rate

23.1%


Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$38,847

5.06% growth

Number of Employees

9,004

2.9% growth

Median Property Value

$148,900

6.89% growth

About

In 2017, Klamath Falls, OR had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $38,847. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Klamath Falls, OR declined from 21,322 to 21,113, a -0.98% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,977 to $38,847, a 5.06% increase.

The population of Klamath Falls, OR is 76.2% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.92% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Klamath Falls, OR speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Klamath Falls, OR are Oregon Institute of Technology (792 degrees awarded in 2017) and College of Cosmetology (26 degrees).

The median property value in Klamath Falls, OR is $148,900, and the homeownership rate is 43.9%. Most people in Klamath Falls, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Klamath Falls, OR is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Klamath Falls, OR employs 9k people. The largest industries in Klamath Falls, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,269 people), Retail Trade (1,210 people), and Manufacturing (966 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,955), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,379), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,107).

Median household income in Klamath Falls, OR is $38,847. Males in Klamath Falls, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Klamath Falls, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,847

2017 value

± $2,533

5.06%

1 Year Growth

± 9.26%

Households in Klamath Falls, OR have a median annual income of $38,847, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,977 in 2016, which represents a 5.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Klamath Falls, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9720

  2. Census Tract 9711

  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Klamath Falls, OR was Census Tract 9720 with a value of $57,449, followed by Census Tract 9711 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $56,841 and $54,226.

The following map shows all of the places in Klamath Falls, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Klamath Falls, OR (4.74k out of 20.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,068 ± 422

  2. Hispanic

    872 ± 214

  3. Two Or More

    266 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Klamath Falls, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9k

2017 Value

± 623

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Klamath Falls, OR grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 8.75k employees to 9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Klamath Falls, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (940 people), and Management Occupations (669 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Klamath Falls, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Klamath Falls, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,504 people), Sales & Related Occupations (940 people), and Management Occupations (669 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Klamath Falls, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.08 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.68 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Klamath Falls, OR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,341), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,978).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9k

2017 Value

± 623

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Klamath Falls, OR grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 8.75k employees to 9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Klamath Falls, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,269 people), Retail Trade (1,210 people), and Manufacturing (966 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Klamath Falls, OR, though some of these residents may live in Klamath Falls, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Klamath Falls, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,269 people), Retail Trade (1,210 people), and Manufacturing (966 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Klamath Falls, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.23 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Klamath Falls, OR, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($49,955), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,379), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,107).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $20.9B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $13.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.9B, followed by Electronics ($15.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($13.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$146B

2020 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

37.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $146B. This is expected to increase 37.6% to $201B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.1B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $3.12B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $28.1B, followed by California with $19.5B and Minnesota and $3.12B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.5% of the population of Klamath Falls, OR has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Klamath Falls, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Klamath Falls, OR see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1190 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,158 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Klamath County, OR see an average of 1,158 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1,190 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.54%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

29.6%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

2.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Klamath Falls, OR declined by 21.5% from 10.9% to 8.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Klamath Falls, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Klamath Falls, OR is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.36% of Klamath Falls, OR residents were born outside of the country (920 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Klamath Falls, OR is composed of 16.1k White Alone residents (76.2%), 2.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 1.04k Two or More Races residents (4.92%), 498 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.36%), 394 Black or African American Alone residents (1.87%), 213 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.227%), and 35 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.166%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Klamath Falls, OR was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Klamath Falls, OR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Klamath Falls, OR residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

920 people

4.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

914 people

As of 2017, 4.36% of Klamath Falls, OR residents (920 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Klamath Falls, OR was 4.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Klamath Falls, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Klamath Falls, OR was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.1k ± 516

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.79k ± 446

  3. Two or More Races

    1.04k ± 328

In 2017, there were 5.77 times more White Alone residents (16.1k people) in Klamath Falls, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.79k Hispanic or Latino and 1.04k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Klamath Falls, OR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    548 ± 158

  2. Vietnam

    500 ± 112

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    230 ± 90

Klamath Falls, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Klamath Falls, OR awarded 818 degrees. The student population of Klamath Falls, OR is skewed towards men, with 2,790 male students and 2,736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Klamath Falls, OR are White (596 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (65 and 8.1%), Asian (54 and 6.73%), and Two or More Races (46 and 5.74%).

The largest universities in Klamath Falls, OR by number of degrees awarded are Oregon Institute of Technology (792 and 96.8%) and College of Cosmetology (26 and 3.18%).

The most popular majors in Klamath Falls, OR are Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (85 and 10.4%), Dental Hygiene (71 and 8.68%), and Mechanical Engineering (52 and 6.36%).

The median tuition costs in Klamath Falls, OR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,422 and $26,807 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Klamath Falls, OR was Mechanical Engineering with 52 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 792 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

$8,422

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Klamath Falls, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oregon Institute of Technology with 792 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

426

Degrees Awarded to Men

392

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 426 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Klamath Falls, OR, which is 1.09 times more than the 392 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    596 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    54 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Klamath Falls, OR were to White students. These 596 degrees mean that there were 9.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Klamath Falls, OR was $148,900 in 2017, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,300 to $148,900, a 6.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Klamath Falls, OR is 43.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Klamath Falls, OR have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Klamath Falls, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$148,900

2017 Median

± $8,424

$139,300

2016 Median

± $7,384

In 2017, the median property value in Klamath Falls, OR grew to to $148,900 from the previous year's value of $139,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Klamath Falls, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Klamath Falls, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$38,847

Median Household Income

± $2,533

8.89k

Number of Households

± 588

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.89k households in Klamath Falls, OR grew to $38,847 from the previous year's value of $36,977.

The following chart displays the households in Klamath Falls, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Klamath Falls, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Klamath Falls, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

43.9%

2017 Homeownership

44.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.9% of the housing units in Klamath Falls, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Klamath Falls, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Klamath Falls, OR have a shorter commute time (12.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Klamath Falls, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Walked

    4.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Klamath Falls, OR was Drove Alone (77.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Walked (4.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Klamath Falls, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Klamath Falls, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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