According to the most recent Harney County Oregon demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Harney County shows it has a Population 2021 of 7,454 which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest population in the area is Malheur County which depicts a population of 31,313 (approximately 4.2 times bigger). Figure 3 uses the Harney County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Harney County Oregon depicts very little difference.
The total Harney County Oregon greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Harney County depicts it has a Population Change of 0.4% which is less than most other counties in the metro area.
Looking at the Harney County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Harney County Oregon shows it has 1 people per square mile which is the smallest as measured by population density of all the other counties in the local area. The next higher when ranked by population density is Wheeler County 17.1% larger with population density of 1. The county with the highest population density in the area is Crook County which depicts a people per square mile of 8 ( substantially bigger). Figure 6 provides Harney County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Harney County indicates it has a Median Age of 45.4 which is less than most other counties in the local area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Wheeler County which depicts an age of 51.9 (14.3% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Harney County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Harney County Oregon has the largest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 12.8% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Harney County Oregon Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Harney County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 5.5% which is the second smallest in terms of people who are Hispanic or Latino of all the other counties in the local area.
Harney County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Harney County has the largest proportion of percent divorced at 9% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Harney County households. Harney County shows it has a Family Size of 2.9 which is in the mid point range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Malheur County which shows an average family size of 3.7 (25.1% larger).
Looking at Harney County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Harney County shows it has a Married-couple family of 76% which is the second smallest when sorted by percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Wheeler County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 87% (14.2% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Harney County shows it has a Birth Rate of 7.1% which is the second most percent of women who have given birth of all the counties in the greater Harney County region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Malheur County which shows a birth rate of 7.8% (9.7% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 in the middle range of other counties in the greater region at 45% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 24% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Crook County with 29%. Third, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 13% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Grant County with 16%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Harney County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Harney County shows it has a Total Single People of 44% which is in the middle range of other counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Malheur County which shows a percent single of 57% (27.0% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Harney County is about 12.8% smaller. Also, versus the state of Oregon, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Harney County is about 11.1% smaller.
Harney County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 42% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the second smallest in terms of percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the local area as measured by non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 10% of the total. Third, it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 48% of the total and is ranked #1.
Harney County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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