Malheur County is located in the southeast corner of Oregon. The County Seat is Vale and the largest city is Ontario. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.malheurco.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 30,359 and the 2010 census population was 31,312. The land area is 9,887.53 square miles and there are 3.2 persons per square mile.
92.3% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 32.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% is Asian, 2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 80.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,600, there are 10,136 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,352, the median household income is $35,578, and 27.4% of the persons in Malheur County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,944. Retail sales (in $1000) were $484,644, and sales per capita were $15,637.
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