Happy Valley, OR

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Population

18,477

5.74% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$115,718

8.97% growth

Poverty Rate

4.63%


Number of Employees

9,519

9.49% growth

Median Property Value

$454,400

6.84% growth

About

In 2017, Happy Valley, OR had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $115,718. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Happy Valley, OR grew from 17,474 to 18,477, a 5.74% increase and its median household income grew from $106,197 to $115,718, a 8.97% increase.

The population of Happy Valley, OR is 69.4% White Alone, 17.5% Asian Alone, and 6.52% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Happy Valley, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Happy Valley, OR is $454,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.7%. Most people in Happy Valley, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Happy Valley, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Happy Valley, OR employs 9.52k people. The largest industries in Happy Valley, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,797 people), Educational Services (1,003 people), and Manufacturing (945 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($99,773), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($99,773), and Information ($85,313).

Median household income in Happy Valley, OR is $115,718. Males in Happy Valley, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Happy Valley, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$115,718

2017 value

± $4,302

8.97%

1 Year Growth

± 5.39%

Households in Happy Valley, OR have a median annual income of $115,718, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $106,197 in 2016, which represents a 8.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Happy Valley, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 222.07

  2. Census Tract 222.05

  3. Census Tract 232.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Happy Valley, OR was Census Tract 222.07 with a value of $116,840, followed by Census Tract 222.05 and Census Tract 232.02, with respective values of $100,557 and $91,186.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Happy Valley, OR (853 out of 18.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    538 ± 185

  2. Asian

    279 ± 127

  3. Hispanic

    83 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Happy Valley, OR is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.52k

2017 Value

± 670

9.49%

1 Year growth

± 9.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Happy Valley, OR grew at a rate of 9.49%, from 8.69k employees to 9.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Happy Valley, OR, are Management Occupations (1,654 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,310 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,065 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Happy Valley, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Happy Valley, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,654 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,310 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,065 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Happy Valley, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.71 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Happy Valley, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($124,318), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($114,688), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($108,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.52k

2017 Value

± 670

9.49%

1 Year growth

± 9.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Happy Valley, OR grew at a rate of 9.49%, from 8.69k employees to 9.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Happy Valley, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,797 people), Educational Services (1,003 people), and Manufacturing (945 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Happy Valley, OR, though some of these residents may live in Happy Valley, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Happy Valley, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,797 people), Educational Services (1,003 people), and Manufacturing (945 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Happy Valley, OR has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.38 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.62 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Happy Valley, OR, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($99,773), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($99,773), and Information ($85,313).

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Domestic Trade

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. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics ($13.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.8B).

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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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

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. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

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

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Health

95.9% of the population of Happy Valley, OR has health coverage, with 66.2% on employee plans, 5.36% on Medicaid, 6.61% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Happy Valley, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.09%

Uninsured

66.2%

Employer Coverage

5.36%

Medicaid

6.61%

Medicare

16.6%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Happy Valley, OR declined by 25% from 5.46% to 4.09%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Happy Valley, OR is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Happy Valley, OR residents were born outside of the country (2.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Happy Valley, OR is composed of 12.8k White Alone residents (69.4%), 3.24k Asian Alone residents (17.5%), 1.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.52%), 939 Two or More Races residents (5.08%), 135 Black or African American Alone residents (0.731%), 101 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.547%), 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.216%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Happy Valley, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Happy Valley, OR was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Happy Valley, OR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Happy Valley, OR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.8k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Happy Valley, OR residents (2.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Happy Valley, OR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Happy Valley, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Happy Valley, OR was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.8k ± 567

  2. Asian Alone

    3.24k ± 423

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.2k ± 429

In 2017, there were 3.95 times more White Alone residents (12.8k people) in Happy Valley, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.24k Asian Alone and 1.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Happy Valley, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Happy Valley, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Happy Valley, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Happy Valley, OR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    264 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    149 ± 86

Happy Valley, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Happy Valley, OR was $454,400 in 2017, which is 2.09 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $425,300 to $454,400, a 6.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Happy Valley, OR is 81.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Happy Valley, OR have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Happy Valley, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$115,718

Median Household Income

± $4,302

6.08k

Number of Households

± 508

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.08k households in Happy Valley, OR grew to $115,718 from the previous year's value of $106,197.

The following chart displays the households in Happy Valley, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$454,400

2017 Median

± $14,306

$425,300

2016 Median

± $14,671

In 2017, the median property value in Happy Valley, OR grew to to $454,400 from the previous year's value of $425,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Happy Valley, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Happy Valley, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Happy Valley, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Happy Valley, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.7%

2017 Homeownership

84.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.7% of the housing units in Happy Valley, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Happy Valley, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Happy Valley, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Happy Valley, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Happy Valley, OR have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Happy Valley, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Happy Valley, OR was Drove Alone (75.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.87%).

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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