Jefferson County is located in central Oregon. The County Seat is Madras and the largest city is Madras. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.jefferson.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,192 and the 2010 census population was 21,720. The land area is 1,780.79 square miles and there are 12.2 persons per square mile.
75.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 19.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 19.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 84.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $165,900, there are 7,882 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,593, the median household income is $43,373, and 19.8% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,466. Retail sales (in $1000) were $165,302, and sales per capita were $8,056. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.6%.
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