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

16,927

Population
Growth Rate

0.47%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

22.300

Housing & Income

Households

7,429

Total Housing Units

9,238


Owner Occupied

4,871

Renter Occupied

2,558

Vacant

1,809

Median Home Value

$193,841


Average Home Value

$260,029

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.53%


Per Capita Income

1.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,895 $51,012


Average Household

$64,438 $69,987


Per Capita

$28,329 $30,852

Workforce

Total Businesses

764

Total Employed

5,582

Workers 16+

5,914

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

58

Employed

871

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

111

Employed

871

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

71

Employed

582

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

67

Employed

578

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

518

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

392

Some
High School

1,081

Graduated
High School

3,349

Associates
Degree

997

Bachelor's
Degree

2,047

Graduate
Degree

1,013

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

5,375

Non-Resident Commuters

432

Drive Alone

4,188

Carpooled

725

Public

0

Work At Home

433