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

Population2000201020202025
Harney County7,6097,4227,6557,761

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4403380370
5-9447396403
10-14458439438
15-19532469486
20-24319413363
25-29351442394
30-34398330428
35-39388364328
40-44398442402
45-49534445477
50-54614462465
55-59608604479
60-64570622613
65-69462597635
70-74340506556
75-79268342454
80-84164200253
85+168202217
18+5,7586,1376,238
Median Age454748

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Race

Harney County2020
Total7,655.000
White Alone90.010
Black Alone0.250
American Indian Alone3.850
Asian Alone0.650
Pacific Islander Alone0.010
Some Other Race1.670
Two or More Races3.550
Hispanic Origin4.940
Diversity Index26.500

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households3,0363,2053,3383,397
Housing Units3,5333,8354,0584,147
Owner Occupied Units2,5512,599
Renter Occupied Units787798
Vacant Units720750

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Home Value

Harney County20202025
Median Home Value$136,190$144,830
Average Home Value$245,355$271,037
<$50,000377362
$50,000 - $99,999567543
$100,000 - $149,999458440
$150,000 - $199,999219210
$200,000 - $249,999183174
$250,000 - $299,999147163
$300,000 - $399,999276308
$400,000 - $499,99989110
$500,000 - $749,99998121
$1,000,000 +3643

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later42
2000-2009422
1990-1999470
1980-1989260
1970-1979640
1960-1969372
1950-1959427
1940-1949144
1939 or Before1,013

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Income
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Income

Harney County20202025
Median Household$46,979$50,800
Average Household$66,693$72,890
Per Capita$29,108$31,930

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Household Income Base

Harney County2020
<$15,000383
$15,000 - $24,999400
$25,000 - $34,999444
$35,000 - $49,999523
$50,000 - $74,999576
$75,000 - $99,999361
$100,000 - $149,999407
$150,000 - $199,999143
$200,000+101

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+2,853
In-County Residents2,690
Out-of-County Residents128
Drive Alone2,083
Carpooled243
Public Transport3
Work at Home278
Less than 5 minutes440
5-9 minutes705
10-14 minutes620
15-19 minutes211
20-24 minutes146
25-29 minutes36
30-34 minutes126
35-39 minutes63
40-44 minutes17
45-59 minutes64
60-89 minutes98
90+ minutes49
Average Travel Time16

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees2,502
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt168
Mining0
Utilities20
Construction61
Manufacturing70
Wholesale Trade62
  
Retail Trade390
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers81
Furn & Home Furnish Str1
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip46
Food & Beverage Stores118
Health/Pers Care Stores22
Gasoline Stations69
Clothing/Accessory Store2
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music14
General Merchandise Str24
Misc Store Retailers13
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse35
Information22
  
Finance & Insurance50
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv4
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other14
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing24
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv111
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt8
Educational Services187
HealthCare/Social Assist240
Arts/Entertainment/Rec86
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs263
Accommodation72
Food Srv/Drinking Places191
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin147
Auto Repair/Maintenance16
Public Administration Emp531

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Harney County2020
Some High School380
Graduated High School1,469
Associates Degree573
Bachelor's Degree661
Graduate Degree350

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses414
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus35
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus17
Manufacturing Bus10
Wholesale Trade Bus17
  
Retail Trade Bus51
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus9
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus4
Food & Beverage Stores Bus9
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus5
Gasoline Stations Bus7
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus6
General Merchandise Str Bus3
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus5
  
Finance & Insurance Bus13
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus6
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus14
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus14
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus4
Educational Services Bus15
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus27
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus10
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus39
Accommodation Bus17
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus22
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus42
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus6
Public Administration Bus65

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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