Josephine County is located in southwest Oregon. The County Seat is Grants Pass and the largest city is Grants Pass. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.josephine.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 83,599 and the 2010 census population was 82,713. The land area is 1,639.67 square miles and there are 50.4 persons per square mile.
93.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 6.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $220,900, there are 34,390 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,791, the median household income is $37,733, and 20.2% of the persons in Josephine County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,002. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,024,331, and sales per capita were $12,694. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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