Wheeler County, OR

County

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Population
1,426
0.777% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
Median Age
58.7

Poverty Rate
20%

Median Household Income
$33,456
0.319% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$143,500
3.76% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
490
1.61% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Wheeler County, OR had a population of 1.43k people with a median age of 58.7 and a median household income of $33,456. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wheeler County, OR grew from 1,415 to 1,426, a 0.777% increase and its median household income declined from $33,563 to $33,456, a -0.319% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), White (Hispanic) (8.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.05%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.701%). NaNk% of the people in Wheeler County, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wheeler County, OR is $143,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.4%. Most people in Wheeler County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeler County, OR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Clarno Tuff in North-central Oregon, fanciful towers full of fossils.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Oregon. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Donald J. Trump with 72.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (18.9%), followed by Other (8.8%). The most partisan county was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wheeler County, OR is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Oregon
72.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oregon
  1. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 74% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 73.3% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oregon was Lake County, OR with 76.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oregon colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 6, 1996
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wheeler County, OR have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wheeler County, OR is home to a population of 1.43k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.58% of Wheeler County, OR residents were born outside of the country (51 people).

In 2018, there were 9.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.22k people) in Wheeler County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 123 White (Hispanic) and 57 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 81
  2. White (Hispanic)
    123 ± 77
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    57 ± 40.8
9.68%
Hispanic Population
138 people

In 2018, there were 9.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.22k people) in Wheeler County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 123 White (Hispanic) and 57 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.68% of the people in Wheeler County, OR are hispanic (138 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wheeler County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
51 people
2.69%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
38 people

As of 2018, 3.58% of Wheeler County, OR residents (51 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheeler County, OR was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

59
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.7
27
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 15.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wheeler County, OR was 58.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 59, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Wheeler County, OR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wheeler County, OR residents was 58.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    146,430 ± 9,222 people
  2. Vietnam
    21,288 ± 3,573 people
  3. China
    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.8%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.8% of Wheeler County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeler County, OR was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    76 ± 29
  2. Korea
    25 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    6 ± 18

Wheeler County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wheeler County, OR is $33,456. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wheeler County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $33,456, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wheeler County, OR employs 490 people. The largest industries in Wheeler County, OR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (78 people), Construction (72 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (65 people), and the highest paying industries are Retail Trade ($52,500), Construction ($41,293), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,456
2018 value
± $5,113
-0.319%
1 Year Growth
± 19.3%

Households in Wheeler County, OR have a median annual income of $33,456, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,563 in 2017, which represents a -0.319% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970
Average Male Salary in Oregon
± $1,681
$48,053
Average Female Salary in Oregon
± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Oregon
  1. Asian
    $56,926 ± $5,268
  2. White
    $47,707 ± $1,033
  3. Alaska Native
    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oregon.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheeler County, OR is from Oregon.
0.469
2017 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheeler County, OR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $33,456, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wheeler County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeler County, OR (282 out of 1.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    243 ± 52
  2. Two Or More
    37 ± 61
  3. Native American
    2 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeler County, OR is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

490
2018 Value
± 87
-1.61%
1 Year decline
± 24%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wheeler County, OR declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 498 employees to 490 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeler County, OR, are Management Occupations (72 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (54 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeler County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wheeler County, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (72 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (54 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wheeler County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.5 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.83 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wheeler County, OR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($46,500), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($43,125), and Protective Service Occupations ($43,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

490
2018 Value
± 87
-1.61%
1 Year decline
± 24%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wheeler County, OR declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 498 employees to 490 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeler County, OR, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (78 people), Construction (72 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (65 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeler County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Wheeler County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wheeler County, OR, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (78 people), Construction (72 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (65 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wheeler County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.2 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.46 times), and Construction (2.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wheeler County, OR, by median earnings, are Retail Trade ($52,500), Construction ($41,293), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $18.5B
  2. $13.1B
  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics ($13.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$134B
2015 Value in Oregon
$201B
Projected 2045 Value in Oregon
49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.5B
  2. $17.6B
  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeler County, OR was $143,500 in 2018, which is 0.625 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,300 to $143,500, a 3.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeler County, OR is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheeler County, OR have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheeler County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$143,500
2018 Median
± $29,873
$138,300
2017 Median
± $38,503

In 2018, the median property value in Wheeler County, OR grew to to $143,500 from the previous year's value of $138,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wheeler County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeler County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$33,456
Median Household Income
± $5,113
661
Number of Households
± 83

In 2018, the median household income of the 661 households in Wheeler County, OR declined from $33,456 from the previous year's value of $33,563.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeler County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wheeler County, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wheeler County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
2018 Homeownership
74%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.4% of the housing units in Wheeler County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wheeler County, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeler County, OR have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Wheeler County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    59.2%
  2. Walked
    17.3%
  3. Carpooled
    14.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Wheeler County, OR was Drove Alone (59.2%), followed by those who Walked (17.3%) and those who Carpooled (14.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wheeler County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeler County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Wheeler County, OR has health coverage, with 24% on employee plans, 24.8% on Medicaid, 25% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 3.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oregon was N/A in 2014. This is a NaNN% change from the previous year (N/A).

Primary care physicians in Wheeler County, OR see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 672 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 448 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

0 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wheeler County, OR

Primary care physicians in Wheeler County, OR see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wheeler County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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N/A
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oregon
$4,232
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,185
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
N/A
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) stayed NaNN%, from N/A to N/A.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.45%
Uninsured
24%
Employer Coverage
24.8%
Medicaid
25%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
3.93%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeler County, OR declined by 9.81% from 7.15% to 6.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wheeler County, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.2% prevalence
  2. 13.3% prevalence
  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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