Baker County

Baker City, Haines, and Sumpter are some of the communities calling Baker County home. Located in scenic Northeast Oregon, at the intersection of three Oregon Scenic Byways, and surrounded by the Wallowa Mountains, Hells Canyon, and the Elkhorn Mountains, Baker County offers exciting year round outdoor adventures.

Small town enthusiasts can explore small town Americana at it’s best in historic Baker City, voted one of Rand McNally’s six most beautiful small towns in America three years in a row. The vibrant historic downtown boasts more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored downtown is now home to countless restaurants, galleries, and local independent retail shops.

History buffs will find the region’s rich pioneer and Gold Rush history on display throughout the county at sites including the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Baker Heritage Museum, the Sumpter Valley Railroad, Sumpter Valley Dredge, and more than a dozen Oregon Century Farms throughout the County.

Cities in Baker County include:

  • Baker City
  • Haines
  • Sumpter

Baker County

Population

Total Population

16,389

Population
Growth Rate

0.19%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

21.400

Housing & Income

Households

7,157

Total Housing Units

9,103


Owner Occupied

4,630

Renter Occupied

2,527

Vacant

1,946

Median Home Value

$171,839


Average Home Value

$249,087

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.20%


Per Capita Income

2.41%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,001 $42,349


Average Household

$54,656 $61,651


Per Capita

$24,205 $27,267

Workforce

Total Businesses

853

Total Employed

6,565

Workers 16+

6,143

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

42

Employed

199

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

7

Utilities

Businesses

9

Employed

445

Construction

Businesses

49

Employed

174

Manufacturing

Businesses

24

Employed

455

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

23

Employed

198

Some
High School

911

Graduated
High School

3,020

Associates
Degree

917

Bachelor's
Degree

1,954

Graduate
Degree

1,102

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

5,268

Non-Resident Commuters

710

Drive Alone

4,337

Carpooled

787

Public

14

Work At Home

427


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