About Malheur County OR
Malheur County /mælˈhɪər/ is a county in the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,313. Its county seat is Vale, and its largest city is Ontario. The county was named after the Malheur River, which runs through the county. The word “malheur” is French for misfortune or tragedy.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 9,930 square miles (25,700 km), of which 9,888 square miles (25,610 km) is land and 42 square miles (110 km) (0.4%) is water. It is the second-largest county in Oregon by area and the only county in Oregon in the Mountain Time Zone.
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,615 people, 10,221 households, and 7,348 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 11,233 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was:
25.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.2% were of German, 10.5% English, 8.4% American and 6.9% Irish ancestry. 79.4% spoke English and 19.4% Spanish as their first language.
There were 10,221 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,241, and the median income for a family was $35,672. Males had a median income of $25,489 versus $21,764 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,895. About 14.60% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.80% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.
Malheur County is the poorest county in Oregon. As of 2008, 21% of its residents live in poverty.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 31,313 people, 10,411 households, and 7,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.2 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km). There were 11,692 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile (0.46/km). The racial makeup of the county was 77.5% white, 1.7% Asian, 1.2% American Indian, 1.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 15.5% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 31.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were German, 11.9% were English, 10.3% were Irish, and 9.9% were American.
Of the 10,411 households, 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.24. The median age was 36.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,144 and the median income for a family was $46,136. Males had a median income of $33,234 versus $27,883 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,335. About 15.2% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
Malheur 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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