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0.25% decline
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1.97% decline
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1.2% growth
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2.83% decline


The economy of Malheur County, OR employs 10,722 people. The economy of Malheur County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Utilities, which employ respectively 11.38; 1.66; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Malheur County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (1,619), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,131), and Manufacturing (1,131), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($32,794), Finance & Insurance ($31,833), and Utilities ($29,628).

Median household income in Malheur County, OR is $34,720. Males in Malheur County, OR have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,715. The income inequality of Malheur County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 which is higher 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 Malheur County, OR. In Malheur County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 40 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,205. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Malheur County, OR is home to a population of 30,474 people, from which 91.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Malheur County, OR is composed of 18,902 White residents (62%), 10,015 Hispanic residents (32.9%), 553 Two+ residents (1.81%), 471 Asian residents (1.55%), and 306 Black residents (1%). The most common foreign languages in Malheur County, OR are Spanish (6,364 speakers), Chinese (93 speakers), and German (78 speakers), but compared to other places, Malheur County, OR has a relative high number of Other (32 speakers), Spanish (6,364 speakers), and Japanese (64 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Malheur County, OR awarded 477 degrees. The student population of Malheur County, OR is skewed towards females, with 215 male students and 262 female students. Most students in Malheur County, OR are White (328 and 68.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (82 and 17.2%), Unknown (40 and 8.39%), and Two or more races (10 and 2.1%). The largest universities in Malheur County, OR by number of graduates are Treasure Valley Community College (477 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Malheur County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (79 and 16.6%), General Business (29 and 6.08%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (23 and 4.82%). The median tuition costs in Malheur 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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The median property value in Malheur County, OR is $123,400, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $127,000 to $123,400, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Malheur County, OR is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Malheur County, OR have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Malheur County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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