According to the most recent Lake County Oregon demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Lake County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 8,119 which is the second smallest when sorted by population of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest population in the area is Deschutes County which shows a population of 194,964 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Lake County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Lake County Oregon shows an increase of 224 (3%).
The total Lake County Oregon greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Lake County depicts it has a Population Change of 2.8% which is less than most other counties in the area.
Looking at the Lake County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Lake County Oregon depicts it has 1 people per square mile which is the second smallest as measured by population density of all the other counties in the local area. The next higher as measured by population density is Modoc County approximately 2.2 times bigger with population density of 2. The county with the highest population density in the area is Deschutes County which depicts a people per square mile of 65 ( appreciably bigger). Figure 6 provides Lake County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Lake County depicts it has a Median Age of 46.7 which is the third most median age of all other counties in the greater Lake County region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Modoc County which shows an age of 47.8 ( only slightly larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Lake 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 Lake County Oregon has the largest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 13.9% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Lake County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Lake County Oregon has the smallest proportion of White population at 0.2% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Lake County Oregon Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Lake County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 9.2% which is in the middle range of other counties in the metropolitan area.
Lake 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. Lake County has the largest proportion of never married percent at 16% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Lake County households. Lake County depicts it has a Family Size of 2.8 which is the smallest when ranked by average family size of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Jefferson County which depicts an average family size of 3.3 (17.6% larger).
Looking at Lake County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Lake County indicates it has a Married-couple family of 76% which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Modoc County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 80% (only about 4.9% 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. Lake County shows it has a Birth Rate of 2.6% which is the smallest when ranked by percent of women who gave birth of all the other counties in the area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Harney County which depicts a birth rate of 7.1% (approximately 2.7 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 46% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 54% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Lake County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Lake County depicts it has a Total Single People of 47% which is the third most percent single people of all other counties in the greater Lake County region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Jefferson County which shows a percent single of 51% (6.8% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Lake County is about 5.7% smaller. Also, measured against the state of Oregon, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Lake County is only about 4.2% smaller.
Lake County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Lake County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Lake County Oregon has the largest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 5% of the total and is ranked #1. 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 after 2010 at 49% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 39% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Harney County with 42%. Third, it has the smallest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 4% of the total. Also, it has the smallest proportion of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 8% of the total.
Lake 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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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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