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

17,230

Population
Growth Rate

0.59%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

23.900

Housing & Income

Households

7,574

Total Housing Units

9,320


Owner Occupied

5,178

Renter Occupied

2,396

Vacant

1,746

Median Home Value

$240,220


Average Home Value

$319,385

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.65%


Per Capita Income

2.28%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,447 $51,347


Average Household

$66,567 $74,332


Per Capita

$29,366 $32,871

Workforce

Total Businesses

765

Total Employed

5,795

Workers 16+

6,000

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

115

Employed

856

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

60

Employed

717

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

71

Employed

617

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

68

Employed

613

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

464

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

403

Some
High School

853

Graduated
High School

3,486

Associates
Degree

1,090

Bachelor's
Degree

2,122

Graduate
Degree

1,162

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

5,457

Non-Resident Commuters

413

Drive Alone

4,250

Carpooled

755

Public

7

Work At Home

444