Harney County

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

Population2000201020222027
Harney County7,6097,4227,4727,481

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4403363350
5-9447378385
10-14458413411
15-19532382405
20-24319364315
25-29351437359
30-34398348421
35-39388393360
40-44398445411
45-49534395468
50-54614416401
55-59608565439
60-64570621566
65-69462609613
70-74340530575
75-79268369463
80-84164229301
85+168215238
18+5,7586,0766,080
Median Age454849

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Population by Race

Harney County2022
Total7,472.00
White Alone87.27
Black Alone0.11
American Indian Alone3.33
Asian Alone0.48
Pacific Islander Alone0.00
Some Other Race1.54
Two or More Races7.27
Hispanic Origin5.35
Diversity Index31.00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Growth Rate

Harney County2022 - 2027
Population0.02%
Households-0.06%
Families-0.18%
Median Household Income3%
Per Capita Income3%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households3,0363,2053,1573,147
Housing Units3,5333,8353,6883,669
Owner Occupied Units2,3482,351
Renter Occupied Units809796
Vacant Units531522

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Home Value

Harney County20222027
Median Home Value$206,740$216,365
Average Home Value$290,769$316,961
<$50,000220209
$50,000 - $99,999467443
$100,000 - $149,999289277
$150,000 - $199,999155147
$200,000 - $249,999319304
$250,000 - $299,999268254
$300,000 - $399,999330363
$400,000 - $499,9998391
$500,000 - $749,9997388
$1,000,000 +4555

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later30
2000-2009422
1990-1999730
1980-1989297
1970-1979595
1960-1969388
1950-1959392
1940-1949222
1939 or Before746

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

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Income
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Income

Harney County20222027
Median Household$49,456$58,292
Average Household$77,177$90,550
Per Capita$32,636$38,120

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Household Income Base

Harney County2022
<$15,000195
$15,000 - $24,999320
$25,000 - $34,999486
$35,000 - $49,999593
$50,000 - $74,999493
$75,000 - $99,999337
$100,000 - $149,999365
$150,000 - $199,999260
$200,000+108

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+3,106
In-County Residents2,926
Out-of-County Residents138
Drive Alone2,122
Carpooled310
Public Transport0
Work at Home290
Less than 5 minutes395
5-9 minutes1,114
10-14 minutes467
15-19 minutes176
20-24 minutes112
25-29 minutes13
30-34 minutes230
35-39 minutes34
40-44 minutes17
45-59 minutes150
60-89 minutes43
90+ minutes65
Average Travel Time16

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees2,782
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt165
Mining0
Utilities20
Construction52
Manufacturing72
Wholesale Trade77
  
Retail Trade386
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers80
Furn & Home Furnish Str1
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip38
Food & Beverage Stores119
Health/Pers Care Stores22
Gasoline Stations87
Clothing/Accessory Store2
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music11
General Merchandise Str14
Misc Store Retailers12
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse41
Information42
  
Finance & Insurance58
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn40
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv4
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other14
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing28
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv108
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt17
Educational Services236
HealthCare/Social Assist276
Arts/Entertainment/Rec90
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs290
Accommodation97
Food Srv/Drinking Places193
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin123
Auto Repair/Maintenance18
Public Administration Emp659

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

Educational Attainment (25+)

Harney County2022
Some High School304
Graduated High School1,802
Associates Degree539
Bachelor's Degree589
Graduate Degree478

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses442
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus33
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus15
Manufacturing Bus12
Wholesale Trade Bus18
  
Retail Trade Bus50
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus8
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus3
Food & Beverage Stores Bus10
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus5
Gasoline Stations Bus8
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus4
General Merchandise Str Bus3
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus12
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 Bus13
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus14
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus4
Educational Services Bus20
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus31
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus13
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus42
Accommodation Bus19
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus23
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus42
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus6
Public Administration Bus66

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-15

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