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Harney County is home to the communities of Burns and Hines - two charming towns with big personality. Harney County is located in southeastern Oregon and is the largest county in the State of Oregon.  The County has a diverse landscape with forests, sagebrush, lakes, streams, deserts and mountains. Harney County is open for business, travel, exploration, outdoor adventure, and recreation.

Living in this area has many unique features and opportunities.  Harney County is termed the "high-desert" because of its elevation (Burns is at 4,147 feet), and hence the types of vegetation and landforms that present themselves in some areas are desert like.  But the landscape and climate varies greatly in this area. There are forested, pine tree covered areas in the northern portion of the County with the Ochoco and Malheur National Forests. There are large sagebrush covered rolling hills and meadows in the bottom lands.  Many lakes, streams, and the Alvord Desert are in the southeastern corner of the County. A large wetland area known as the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Steens Mountain and other mountain ranges in the southern end that all add up to the tremendous and extraordinary variety of landscapes that are found here.  These features add to the quality of life that appeals to a wide range of individuals. The variety of landscapes also produces innumerable recreational opportunities. Other aspects that contribute to a positive and healthy lifestyle are the outstanding educational opportunities that are available through elementary, secondary and branch campuses of nearby institutions of higher education.

Burns is the largest community in Harney County.

 

 

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Harney County7,6097,4227,6467,752

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4403377368
5-9447392407
10-14458437439
15-19532437465
20-24319388345
25-29351449368
30-34398352440
35-39388401368
40-44398447421
45-49534400473
50-54614423418
55-59608575447
60-64570634593
65-69462613635
70-74340541579
75-79268356474
80-84164218286
85+168206226
18+5,7586,1576,239
Median Age454748

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Harney County2021
Total7,646.000
White Alone89.500
Black Alone0.250
American Indian Alone3.980
Asian Alone0.650
Pacific Islander Alone0.010
Some Other Race1.820
Two or More Races3.790
Hispanic Origin5.170
Diversity Index27.600

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Harney County2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households3,0363,2053,3393,398
Housing Units3,5333,8354,0824,172
Owner Occupied Units2,5982,658
Renter Occupied Units741740
Vacant Units743774

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Harney County20212026
Median Home Value$172,781$202,500
Average Home Value$308,612$337,895
<$50,000227215
$50,000 - $99,999575546
$100,000 - $149,999420399
$150,000 - $199,999169160
$200,000 - $249,999192180
$250,000 - $299,999174190
$300,000 - $399,999395432
$400,000 - $499,999128153
$500,000 - $749,999101121
$1,000,000 +6682

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later41
2000-2009495
1990-1999568
1980-1989272
1970-1979554
1960-1969398
1950-1959367
1940-1949190
1939 or Before927

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Harney County20212026
Median Household$44,982$48,822
Average Household$65,341$73,229
Per Capita$28,561$32,126

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Harney County2021
<$15,000267
$15,000 - $24,999401
$25,000 - $34,999539
$35,000 - $49,999626
$50,000 - $74,999534
$75,000 - $99,999368
$100,000 - $149,999337
$150,000 - $199,999182
$200,000+85

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+2,921
In-County Residents2,775
Out-of-County Residents85
Drive Alone1,996
Carpooled239
Public Transport0
Work at Home306
Less than 5 minutes481
5-9 minutes816
10-14 minutes600
15-19 minutes118
20-24 minutes161
25-29 minutes37
30-34 minutes208
35-39 minutes33
40-44 minutes6
45-59 minutes53
60-89 minutes46
90+ minutes56
Average Travel Time15

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees2,494
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt183
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction45
Manufacturing67
Wholesale Trade47
  
Retail Trade388
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers90
Furn & Home Furnish Str1
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip38
Food & Beverage Stores114
Health/Pers Care Stores22
Gasoline Stations87
Clothing/Accessory Store2
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music7
General Merchandise Str14
Misc Store Retailers13
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse30
Information34
  
Finance & Insurance55
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn37
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv4
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other14
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing25
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv65
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt13
Educational Services192
HealthCare/Social Assist280
Arts/Entertainment/Rec87
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs261
Accommodation73
Food Srv/Drinking Places188
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin138
Auto Repair/Maintenance15
Public Administration Emp551

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Harney County2021
Some High School308
Graduated High School1,813
Associates Degree541
Bachelor's Degree594
Graduate Degree486

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses409
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus31
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus13
Manufacturing Bus11
Wholesale Trade Bus15
  
Retail Trade Bus50
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus10
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus3
Food & Beverage Stores Bus9
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus5
Gasoline Stations Bus8
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus3
General Merchandise Str Bus3
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus7
  
Finance & Insurance Bus14
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus6
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus6
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus15
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus13
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus4
Educational Services Bus17
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus28
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus13
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus41
Accommodation Bus18
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus23
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus41
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus5
Public Administration Bus62

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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