According to the 2010 census, most residents Curry County's 22,713 residents are employed in educational services, and health care and social assistance jobs; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services; retail trade; and public administration. Mean household income is $50,650. Families below the poverty level are below state average, and comprise 7.8 % of the population (compared to Oregon at 11.2%). The average age is 53 1/2 years old, and the average household size is 2.
Because all the coastal cities are approximately 26 miles apart, most workers commute via a car or truck, but about 10% carpool, 7% walk , and over 7% work from home. There is bus transportation available. Many Curry County residents commute south to Del Norte County, California, or north to Coos County, Oregon.