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

16,628

Population
Growth Rate

0.33%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

21.700

Housing & Income

Households

7,261

Total Housing Units

9,152


Owner Occupied

4,595

Renter Occupied

2,666

Vacant

1,891

Median Home Value

$182,466


Average Home Value

$253,624

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.33%


Per Capita Income

2.81%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,970 $52,475


Average Household

$63,816 $73,224


Per Capita

$27,923 $32,079

Workforce

Total Businesses

819

Total Employed

6,206

Workers 16+

6,247

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

39

Employed

132

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

7

Utilities

Businesses

8

Employed

426

Construction

Businesses

50

Employed

180

Manufacturing

Businesses

26

Employed

509

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

156

Some
High School

919

Graduated
High School

3,425

Associates
Degree

1,002

Bachelor's
Degree

2,024

Graduate
Degree

1,077

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

5,543

Non-Resident Commuters

576

Drive Alone

4,447

Carpooled

827

Public

0

Work At Home

460


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