About Harney County OR
Harney County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,422, making it the fifth-least populous county in Oregon. The county seat is Burns. Established in 1889, the county is named in honor of William S. Harney, a military officer of the period, who was involved in the Pig War and popular in the Pacific Northwest.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,226 square miles (26,490 km), of which 10,133 square miles (26,240 km) is land and 93 square miles (240 km) (0.9%) is water. It is the largest county in Oregon by area and the tenth-largest county in the United States (excluding boroughs and census areas in Alaska).
Steens Mountain is the county’s most prominent geographical feature, rising 9,700 feet (3,000 m) above sea level and spanning many miles across a region that is otherwise fairly flat. To its southeast is the Alvord Desert—the driest place in Oregon—and the Trout Creek Mountains, which extend south into Nevada. South of Steens Mountain, the Pueblo Mountains are another remote range in Oregon and Nevada. North of Steens Mountain lies the Harney Basin, which contains Malheur Lake and Harney Lake.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,609 people, 3,036 households, and 2,094 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 3,533 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.93% White, 3.97% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 4.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.1% were of German, 11.1% American, 10.3% Irish and 9.7% English ancestry.
There is a small, but significant Spanish Basque community.
Approximately 75% of the population of Harney County lives in the Burns-Hines municipal district. Crane is the only other localised population center, with less than 7% of the population of Harney County. Lawen and Riley have no localised populations. The remaining population of Harney County is dispersed throughout the countryside, mostly dwelling on large ranches.
There were 3,036 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,957, and the median income for a family was $36,917. Males had a median income of $27,386 versus $21,773 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,159. About 8.60% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,422 people, 3,205 households, and 2,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.7 inhabitants per square mile (0.27/km). There were 3,835 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.15/km). The racial makeup of the county was 91.9% white, 3.1% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 1.3% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.7% were German, 18.6% were English, 15.0% were Irish, 6.7% were Scottish, 5.1% were Dutch, and 4.5% were American.
Of the 3,205 households, 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families, and 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 45.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,036 and the median income for a family was $46,626. Males had a median income of $40,218 versus $31,046 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,849. About 14.1% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
Harney County Oregon neighborhoods include: Adair Village, Adams, Agness, Albany, Alsea, Amity, Antelope, Arlington, Ashland, Ashwood, Astoria, Athena, Aumsville, Aurora, Azalea, Baker City, Bandon, Banks, Bay City, Beatty, Beaver, Beavercreek, Beaverton, Bend, Blachly, Blodgett, Blue River, Bly, Boardman, Bonanza, Boring, Brightwood, Broadbent, Brookings, Brooks, Brothers, Brownsville, Burns, Butte Falls, Buxton, Camas Valley, Camp Sherman, Canby, Cannon Beach, Canyonville, Carlton, Cascade Locks, Cascadia, Cave Junction, Cayuse, Central Point, Chemult, Cheshire, Chiloquin, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Cloverdale, Coburg, Colton, Columbia City, Condon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Corbett, Cornelius, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Cove, Crane, Crescent, Creswell, Culp Creek, Culver, Dairy, Dallas, Damascus, Days Creek, Dayton, Deadwood, Deer Island, Depoe Bay, Detroit, Dexter, Diamond, Donald, Dorena, Drain, Drewsey, Dufur, Dundee, Eagle Creek, Eagle Point, Echo, Eddyville, Elgin, Elkton, Elmira, Enterprise, Estacada, Eugene, Fairview, Fall Creek, Falls City, Fields, Florence, Forest Grove, Fort Klamath, Fossil, Foster, Frenchglen, Gales Creek, Gardiner, Gaston, Gates, Gervais, Gilchrist, Gladstone, Glendale, Glide, Gold Beach, Gold Hill, Government Camp, Grand Ronde, Grants Pass, Grass Valley, Gresham, Haines, Halfway, Halsey, Hammond, Happy Valley, Harrisburg, Hebo, Helix, Heppner, Hereford, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hines, Hood River, Hubbard, Huntington, Idanha, Idleyld Park, Imbler, Imnaha, Independence, Ione, Irrigon, Jacksonville, Jasper, Jefferson, Joseph, Junction City, Keizer, Keno, Kent, Kerby, Kimberly, Klamath Falls, Lafayette, La Grande, Lake Oswego, Lakeside, Langlois, La Pine, Lebanon, Lexington, Lincoln City, Logsden, Lorane, Lostine, Lowell, Lyons, Madras, Malin, Manning, Mapleton, Marcola, Marion, Maupin, McKenzie Bridge, McMinnville, Medford, Mehama, Merlin, Merrill, Metolius, Mill City, Milton Freewater, Milwaukie, Mitchell, Molalla, Monmouth, Monroe, Moro, Mosier, Mount Angel, Mount Hood Parkdale, Mulino, Myrtle Creek, Myrtle Point, Nehalem, Neotsu, Neskowin, Newberg, Newport, North Bend, North Plains, North Powder, Noti, Oak Grove, Oakland, Oakridge, O Brien, Oregon City, Otis, Otter Rock, Oxbow, Paulina, Pendleton, Philomath, Phoenix, Pilot Rock, Pleasant Hill, Portland, Port Orford, Post, Powell Butte, Powers, Prairie City, Princeton, Prineville, Prospect, Rainier, Redmond, Reedsport, Rhododendron, Richland, Rickreall, Riddle, Riley, Rockaway Beach, Rogue River, Roseburg, Rufus, Saint Benedict, Saint Helens, Saint Paul, Salem, Sandy, Scappoose, Scio, Scottsburg, Scotts Mills, Seal Rock, Seaside, Selma, Shady Cove, Shaniko, Shedd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Siletz, Silverton, Sisters, Sixes, South Beach, Sprague River, Spray, Springfield, Stanfield, Stayton, Sublimity, Summerville, Sumpter, Sutherlin, Sweet Home, Swisshome, Talent, Tangent, Tenmile, Terrebonne, The Dalles, Tidewater, Tillamook, Tiller, Timber, Toledo, Tolovana Park, Trail, Troutdale, Tualatin, Turner, Tygh Valley, Umatilla, Umpqua, Union, Unity, Veneta, Vernonia, Vida, Waldport, Wallowa, Walterville, Walton, Warm Springs, Warren, Warrenton, Wasco, Welches, Westfir, Westlake, West Linn, Weston, White City, Wilderville, Willamina, Williams, Wilsonville, Winston, Wolf Creek, Woodburn, Wood Village, Yachats, Yamhill, Yoncalla
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