Eugene, OR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
377,749
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.7
0.761% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.2%
2.52% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,942
4.8% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$280,000
6.38% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
176,797
1.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Eugene, OR had a population of 378k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $54,942. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Eugene, OR grew from 373,340 to 377,749, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $52,426 to $54,942, a 4.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.41%).

None of the households in Eugene, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Eugene, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eugene, OR are University of Oregon (6,506 degrees awarded in 2020), Lane Community College (1,874 degrees), and Bushnell University (207 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Eugene, OR was $280,000, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Eugene, OR was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Eugene, OR is home to a population of 378k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.55% of Eugene, OR residents were born outside of the country (21k people).

In 2018, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (303k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 16.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Eugene, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Eugene, OR was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    303k ± 335
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18k ± 1.28k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 781
8.67%
Hispanic Population
32k people

In 2018, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (303k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 16.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.67% of the people in Eugene, OR are hispanic (32k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Eugene, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,609 ± 9,081 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,538 ± 3,676 people
  3. China
    22,455 ± 3,669 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,609 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,538 and China with 22,455.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
21k people
5.76%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.5k people

As of 2020, 5.55% of Eugene, OR residents (21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eugene, OR was 5.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,084 ± 673
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,588 ± 523
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,376 ± 441

Eugene, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Eugene, OR employs 177k people. The largest industries in Eugene, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,859 people), Retail Trade (21,977 people), and Educational Services (20,658 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,000), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,116), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,438).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,561. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

177k
2020 Value
± 3,308
1.86%
1 Year growth
± 2.48%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 174k employees to 177k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eugene, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,241 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,423 people), and Management Occupations (16,919 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eugene, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

177k
2020 Value
± 3,308
1.86%
1 Year growth
± 2.48%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 174k employees to 177k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eugene, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,859 people), Retail Trade (21,977 people), and Educational Services (20,658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eugene, OR, though some of these residents may live in Eugene, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,133
Median earning men ± $930
$27,559
Median earning women ± $816

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,064), Wholesale Trade ($51,366), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,350).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,740), Wholesale Trade ($41,576), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,340).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,265
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,275
    Manufacturing
  3. 2,235
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.04M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.9M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.07M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Eugene, OR awarded 8,689 degrees. The student population of Eugene, OR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 13,527 male students and 16,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eugene, OR are White (5,423 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,030 and 13.1%), Two or More Races (570 and 7.27%), and Asian (398 and 5.08%).

The largest universities in Eugene, OR by number of degrees awarded are University of Oregon (6,506 and 74.9%), Lane Community College (1,874 and 21.6%), and Bushnell University (207 and 2.38%).

The most popular majors in Eugene, OR are General Business (597 and 6.87%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (575 and 6.62%), and General Studies (513 and 5.9%).

The median tuition costs in Eugene, OR are $23,525 for private four year colleges, and $10,962 and $35,881 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Eugene, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 30,360 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 30,360 students enrolled in Eugene, OR, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,951 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 371 degree-majors awarded
  2. 549 degree-majors awarded
  3. 380 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eugene, OR was General Psychology with 371 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Eugene, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,506 degrees awarded
  2. 1,874 degrees awarded
  3. 207 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oregon with 6,506 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,741 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eugene, OR, which is 0.756 times less than the 4,948 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,423 degrees mean that there were 5.27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,030 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,525) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,374) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Eugene, OR was $280,000 in 2020, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $263,200 to $280,000, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Eugene, OR is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Eugene, OR have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Eugene, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Eugene, OR is $54,942. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Eugene, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $86,626, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Hood River County, OR, with respective values of $82,911 and $72,418.

Property

$280,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,896
$91,385
Median Property Taxes
±$2,093

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eugene, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Eugene, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.1% of the housing units in Eugene, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Eugene, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eugene, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $86,626, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Hood River County, OR, with respective values of $82,911 and $72,418.

The following map shows all of the counties in Eugene, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,942
Median Household Income
± $1,089
155k
Number of Households
± 3,026

In 2020, the median household income of the 155k households in Eugene, OR grew to $54,942 from the previous year's value of $52,426.

The following chart displays the households in Eugene, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eugene, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.5%)

In 2020, 69.8% of workers in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (8.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eugene, OR have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Eugene, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Eugene, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eugene, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eugene, OR (63.6k out of 370k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eugene, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93% of the population of Eugene, OR has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oregon was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1063 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 181 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1,063 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oregon in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.95%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eugene, OR declined by 0.959% from 7.02% to 6.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Eugene, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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