About Lake County OR
Lake County is a county in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,895. Its county seat is Lakeview. The county is named after the many lakes found within its boundaries, including Lake Abert, Summer Lake, Hart Lake, and Goose Lake.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,358 square miles (21,650 km), of which 8,139 square miles (21,080 km) is land and 219 square miles (570 km) (2.6%) is water. It is the third-largest county in Oregon.
Lake County ranges in elevation from 4,130 to 8,446 feet (1,259 to 2,574 m). The highest point in Lake County is Crane Mountain. The mountain is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the California border. Lake County has six other peaks with elevations above 8,000 feet (2,400 m), all located in the southern half of the county. Hager Mountain is the highest peak in the northern part of the county.
The area includes alkali lakes, high desert scrub, and forests of Western Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, and Lodgepole Pine in the hills and mountains. There are also several unusual geologic features and good areas for rockhounding and geological touring.
Lost Forest Research Natural Area is a protected relic forest closely associated with the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes in northeastern Lake County. Fossil Lake is an area nearby where many fossils of prehistoric animals have been identified. Glass Buttes is an obsidian complex in the extreme northeast corner of the county. Crack in the Ground, northeast of Christmas Valley is a long fissure with ice in its floor year round. Big Hole, Hole-in-the-Ground, and Fort Rock are ancient maar craters in the northwestern part of the county.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,422 people, 3,084 households, and 2,152 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km). There were 3,999 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km). The racial makeup of the county was 90.97% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 2.37% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 3.19% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 5.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.1% were of Irish, 14.0% United States or American, 13.8% German and 11.8% English ancestry. 95.9% spoke English and 3.6% Spanish as their first language.
There were 3,084 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,506, and the median income for a family was $36,182. Males had a median income of $29,454 versus $23,475 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,136. About 13.40% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,895 people, 3,378 households, and 2,148 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.0 inhabitant per square mile (0.39/km). There were 4,439 housing units at an average density of 0.5 per square mile (0.19/km). The racial makeup of the county was 90.3% white, 2.1% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.1% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.9% were German, 19.3% were Irish, 19.2% were English, and 5.1% were American.
Of the 3,378 households, 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.4% were non-families, and 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.73. The median age was 47.4 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,105 and the median income for a family was $47,188. Males had a median income of $39,435 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,586. About 13.1% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
Lake 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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