Klamath Falls, OR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
67,606
1.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42
0.474% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
0.74% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$48,560
4.45% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$188,700
10.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
26,586
0.907% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Klamath Falls, OR had a population of 67.6k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $48,560. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Klamath Falls, OR grew from 66,921 to 67,606, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $46,491 to $48,560, a 4.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Klamath Falls, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), White (Hispanic) (7.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.38%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.56%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.6%).

None of the households in Klamath Falls, 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 Klamath Falls, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Klamath Falls, OR are Oregon Institute of Technology (759 degrees awarded in 2020), Klamath Community College (309 degrees), and College of Cosmetology (24 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Klamath Falls, OR was $188,700, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.

Most people in Klamath Falls, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Klamath Falls, OR was 2 cars per household.

Klamath Falls, OR borders Bend-Redmond, OR, Eugene, OR, Medford, OR, and Roseburg, OR.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Klamath Falls, OR is home to a population of 67.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.49% of Klamath Falls, OR residents were born outside of the country (3.71k people).

In 2020, there were 9.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.9k people) in Klamath Falls, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k White (Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Klamath Falls, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Klamath Falls, OR was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Klamath Falls, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.9k ± 388
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.27k ± 520
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 552
13.4%
Hispanic Population
9.09k people

In 2020, there were 9.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.9k people) in Klamath Falls, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k White (Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in Klamath Falls, OR are hispanic (9.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Klamath Falls, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,609 ± 9,081 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,538 ± 3,676 people
  3. China
    22,455 ± 3,669 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,609 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,538 and China with 22,455.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.49%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.71k people
5.36%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people

As of 2020, 5.49% of Klamath Falls, OR residents (3.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Klamath Falls, OR was 5.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,326 ± 266
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,300 ± 258
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    737 ± 198

Klamath Falls, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Klamath Falls, OR employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Klamath Falls, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,212 people), Retail Trade (3,139 people), and Educational Services (2,884 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,212), Public Administration ($51,079), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,774).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,561. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.6k
2020 Value
± 1,207
0.907%
1 Year growth
± 6.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Klamath Falls, OR grew at a rate of 0.907%, from 26.3k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Klamath Falls, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,132 people), Management Occupations (2,602 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,974 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Klamath Falls, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

26.6k
2020 Value
± 1,207
0.907%
1 Year growth
± 6.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Klamath Falls, OR grew at a rate of 0.907%, from 26.3k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Klamath Falls, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,212 people), Retail Trade (3,139 people), and Educational Services (2,884 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,197
Median earning men ± $1,950
$26,028
Median earning women ± $2,167

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($73,033), Public Administration ($53,468), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,505).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($43,304), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 604
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 301
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 290
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $280k
    Manufacturing
  2. $222k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $124k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

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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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

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. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

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

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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 5 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Klamath Falls, OR awarded 1,092 degrees. The student population of Klamath Falls, OR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,231 male students and 3,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Klamath Falls, OR are White (745 and 69.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (136 and 12.7%), Asian (57 and 5.34%), and Two or More Races (57 and 5.34%).

The largest universities in Klamath Falls, OR by number of degrees awarded are Oregon Institute of Technology (759 and 69.5%), Klamath Community College (309 and 28.3%), and College of Cosmetology (24 and 2.2%).

The most popular majors in Klamath Falls, OR are Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (110 and 10.1%), Dental Hygiene (60 and 5.49%), and Computer Software Technology (57 and 5.22%).

The median tuition cost in Klamath Falls, OR for a public four year colleges is $9,212 for in-state students and $29,322 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Klamath Falls, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,869 (47% men and 53% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,869 students enrolled in Klamath Falls, OR, 47% men and 53% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,591 records, of which 52.4% were women and 47.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 55 degree-majors awarded
  2. 110 degree-majors awarded
  3. 60 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Klamath Falls, OR was Mechanical Engineering with 55 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 759 degrees awarded
  2. 309 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oregon Institute of Technology with 759 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 488 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Klamath Falls, OR, which is 0.808 times less than the 604 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 745 degrees mean that there were 5.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 136 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 ($9,212) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,057) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Klamath Falls, OR was $188,700 in 2020, which is 0.821 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $170,600 to $188,700, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Klamath Falls, OR is 64.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Klamath Falls, OR have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Klamath Falls, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Klamath Falls, OR is $48,560. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Klamath Falls, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $86,626, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Hood River County, OR, with respective values of $82,911 and $72,418.

Property

$188,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,280
$18,211
Median Property Taxes
±$896

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 Klamath Falls, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Klamath Falls, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
Homeownership
2020
70.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.2% of the housing units in Klamath Falls, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Klamath Falls, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $86,626, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Hood River County, OR, with respective values of $82,911 and $72,418.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,560
Median Household Income
± $2,641
28.4k
Number of Households
± 1,226

In 2020, the median household income of the 28.4k households in Klamath Falls, OR grew to $48,560 from the previous year's value of $46,491.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Klamath Falls, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.51%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.66%)

In 2020, 82.5% of workers in Klamath Falls, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.51%) and those who worked at home (5.66%).

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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Commute Time

16.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Klamath Falls, OR have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.915% of the workforce in Klamath Falls, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Klamath Falls, OR (13k out of 66.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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91.8% of the population of Klamath Falls, OR has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 3.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1063 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 181 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1,063 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.21%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
3.73%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Klamath Falls, OR declined by 3.01% from 8.46% to 8.21%.

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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