Lake Oswego, OR

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2022 Population
40,457
0.166% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.8
0.218% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
3.91%
7.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$127,252
5.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$825,000
19.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake Oswego, OR had a population of 40.5k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $127,252. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake Oswego, OR grew from 40,390 to 40,457, a 0.166% increase and its median household income grew from $120,585 to $127,252, a 5.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Oswego, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.65%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.11%), and White (Hispanic) (1.44%).

None of the households in Lake Oswego, 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.

95.2% of the residents in Lake Oswego, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Marylhurst University (345 degrees awarded in 2017).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake Oswego, OR was $825,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Lake Oswego, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Oswego, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake Oswego, OR is home to a population of 40.5k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.2% of Lake Oswego, OR residents were born outside of the country (4.51k people).

In 2022, there were 9.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Lake Oswego, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Lake Oswego, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Oswego, OR was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake Oswego, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.7k ± 915
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.4k ± 555
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 591
4.79%
Hispanic Population
1.94k people

In 2022, there were 9.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Lake Oswego, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.79% of the people in Lake Oswego, OR are hispanic (1.94k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

11.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.51k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.99k people

As of 2022, 11.2% of Lake Oswego, OR residents (4.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Oswego, OR was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    597 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    417 ± 161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    278 ± 98

Lake Oswego, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake Oswego, OR employs 19k people. The largest industries in Lake Oswego, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,291 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,205 people), and Educational Services (1,624 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($148,636), Manufacturing ($139,612), and Finance & Insurance ($139,150).

Occupations

19k
2022 Value
± 1,020
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake Oswego, OR declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 19.2k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Oswego, OR, are Management Occupations (4,190 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,961 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1,941 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Oswego, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19k
2022 Value
± 1,020
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake Oswego, OR declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 19.2k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Oswego, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,291 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,205 people), and Educational Services (1,624 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Oswego, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lake Oswego, 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

$100,677
Median earning men ± $15,082
$61,790
Median earning women ± $7,462

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($171,579), Manufacturing ($144,005), and Wholesale Trade ($138,594).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($148,712), Wholesale Trade ($113,542), and Manufacturing ($97,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

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 6 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 6 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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Education

In 2017, universities in Lake Oswego, OR awarded 345 degrees. The student population of Lake Oswego, OR in 2017 is skewed towards women, with 223 male students and 520 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Oswego, OR are White (226 and 66.3%), followed by Unknown (49 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 6.45%), and Black or African American (14 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in Lake Oswego, OR by number of degrees awarded are Marylhurst University (345 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Oswego, OR was $825,000 in 2022, which is 2.93 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $691,700 to $825,000, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Oswego, OR is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake Oswego, OR have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake Oswego, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake Oswego, OR is $127,252. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lake Oswego, OR was Census Tract 205.03 with a value of $199,107, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 204.03, with respective values of $185,842 and $183,333.

Property

$825,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,849
$11,672
Median Property Taxes
±$615

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 Lake Oswego, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Lake Oswego, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205.03
  2. Census Tract 204.04
  3. Census Tract 204.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Oswego, OR was Census Tract 205.03 with a value of $199,107, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 204.03, with respective values of $185,842 and $183,333.

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

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Household Income

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$127,252
Median Household Income
± $10,054
16.6k
Number of Households
± 885

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Lake Oswego, OR grew to $127,252 from the previous year's value of $120,585.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Oswego, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake Oswego, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.5%)
  3. Carpooled (5.08%)

In 2022, 65.3% of workers in Lake Oswego, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.5%) and those who carpooled to work (5.08%).

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

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Oswego, OR have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake Oswego, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

3.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Oswego, OR (1.57k out of 40.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Oswego, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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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Health

97.4% of the population of Lake Oswego, OR has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 5.58% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 0.759% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see 1092 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1194 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 280 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clackamas County, OR

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see an average of 1,092 patients per year. This represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1,098 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 13% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.59%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
5.58%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
0.759%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Oswego, OR declined by 25.6% from 3.48% to 2.59%.

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

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