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.

 

 

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Cities in Baker County include:

  • Baker City
  • Haines
  • Sumpter

Baker County

Population

Total Population

16,678

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

27.400

Housing & Income

Households

7,204

Total Housing Units

8,584


Owner Occupied

5,056

Renter Occupied

2,148

Vacant

1,380

Median Home Value

$242,600


Average Home Value

$311,462

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.05%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,799 $60,109


Average Household

$78,426 $91,203


Per Capita

$33,988 $39,494

Workforce

Total Businesses

828

Total Employed

6,296

Workers 16+

6,034

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

86

Employed

1,075

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

67

Employed

837

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

110

Employed

747

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

68

Employed

604

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

503

2022 Utilities Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

419

Some
High School

767

Graduated
High School

3,436

Associates
Degree

1,156

Bachelor's
Degree

2,172

Graduate
Degree

1,162

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

5,563

Non-Resident Commuters

349

Drive Alone

4,432

Carpooled

655

Public

16

Work At Home

522