Harney County

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Harney County, Oregon

450 N Buena Vista Ave
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-6641
Fax: (541) 573-8370
www.co.harney.or.us

In southeastern OR; organized Feb 25, 1889 from Grant County. Name Origin: For Gen. William Selby Harney (1800-89), officer in the Black Hawk War, Seminole War, and Mexican-American War; commander of department of OR who was instrumental in opening eastern OR for settlement

Area (sq mi):: 10226.49 (land 10134.33; water 92.16) Population per square mile: 0.70
Population 2005: 6,898 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.30%; 1990-2000 7.80% Population 2000: 7,609 (White 89.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.50%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 39.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,159; median household $30,957; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,140-$22,823
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.20% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 2.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Walker, who studies the social factors that shape human interactions with the environment, with emphasis on the rural American West and Africa, examines why the 2015 and 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, failed, showing that it failed because the citizens of Harney County invested decades in collaboratively solving the problems the militia used to justify their anti-government revolution.
BURNS - A 61-year-old Florence man died on Friday in a motorcycle crash on Highway 20 in Harney County, Oregon State Police said.
But many in rural Harney County, Oregon's largest but also one of its most sparsely populated counties, say they are glad that brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and others in the group of about 20 are here.