Lane County, OR

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Population

374,748

1.42% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$50,654

6.02% growth

Poverty Rate

18.8%


Number of Employees

174,646

3.06% growth

Median Property Value

$258,300

6.08% growth

About

In 2017, Lane County, OR had a population of 375k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $50,654. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lane County, OR grew from 369,519 to 374,748, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $47,777 to $50,654, a 6.02% increase.

The population of Lane County, OR is 81.7% White Alone, 8.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.56% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lane County, OR speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lane County, OR are University of Oregon (6,571 degrees awarded in 2016), Lane Community College (1,854 degrees), and Northwest Christian University (240 degrees).

The median property value in Lane County, OR is $258,300, and the homeownership rate is 59.4%. Most people in Lane County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lane County, OR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Koosah waterfall on the Mckenzie River in central Oregon.

Economy

The economy of Lane County, OR employs 175k people. The largest industries in Lane County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,235 people), Retail Trade (23,019 people), and Educational Services (20,562 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,014), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,128), and Public Administration ($48,442).

Median household income in Lane County, OR is $50,654. Males in Lane County, OR have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,734. The income inequality in Lane County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,654

2017 value

± $1,839

6.02%

1 Year Growth

± 5.36%

Households in Lane County, OR have a median annual income of $50,654, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,777 in 2016, which represents a 6.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,218

Average Male Salary

± $1,605

$49,734

Average Female Salary

± $1,325

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lane County, OR made 1.27 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

    $57,271 ± $4,634

  2. White

    $49,378 ± $1,022

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $42,415 ± $9,075

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lane County, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 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 Lane County, OR is from Oregon.

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

0.476

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.62% 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 44.05

  2. Census Tract 54

  3. Census Tract 44.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lane County, OR was Census Tract 44.05 with a value of $91,875, followed by Census Tract 54 and Census Tract 44.04, with respective values of $85,172 and $75,221.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lane County, OR (66.9k out of 356k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    54,616 ± 1,659

  2. Hispanic

    6,549 ± 591

  3. Two Or More

    5,221 ± 531

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lane County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

175k

2017 Value

± 7,214

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lane County, OR grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 169k employees to 175k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lane County, OR, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,508 people), Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (5,718 people), and Other Production Occupations (4,664 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lane County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lane County, OR, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,508 people), Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (5,718 people), and Other Production Occupations (4,664 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lane County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing & Hunting, & Forest, Conservation, & Logging Workers (10.4 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers (6.63 times), and Other Transportation Workers (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lane County, OR, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($92,006), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,975), and Legal Occupations ($70,950).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

175k

2017 Value

± 7,214

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lane County, OR grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 169k employees to 175k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lane County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,235 people), Retail Trade (23,019 people), and Educational Services (20,562 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lane County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lane County, 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 Lane County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,235 people), Retail Trade (23,019 people), and Educational Services (20,562 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lane County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.05 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.29 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lane County, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,014), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,128), and Public Administration ($48,442).

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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 with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $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

93.5% of the population of Lane County, OR has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lane County, OR see 1156 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1190 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 133 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

1,156 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lane County, OR see an average of 1,156 patients per year. This represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1,190 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%).

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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

6.5%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

2.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lane County, OR declined by 6.3% from 6.94% to 6.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lane County, 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

Lane County, OR is home to a population of 375k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.73% of Lane County, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lane County, OR is composed of 306k White Alone residents (81.7%), 33.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.91%), 17.1k Two or More Races residents (4.56%), 11.1k Asian Alone residents (2.95%), 3.5k Black or African American Alone residents (0.933%), 1.91k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.51%), 885 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.236%), and 637 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.17%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lane County, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lane County, OR was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lane County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lane County, OR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.73% of Lane County, OR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lane County, OR was 5.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    138,391 ± 8,979 people

  2. Vietnam

    23,843 ± 3,780 people

  3. China

    23,046 ± 3,717 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lane County, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 138,391 Lane County, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 23,843 and China with 23,046.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Lane County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lane County, OR was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    306k ± 428

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33.4k ± 4.53k

  3. Two or More Races

    17.1k ± 1.95k

In 2017, there were 9.17 times more White Alone residents (306k people) in Lane County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Hispanic or Latino and 17.1k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lane County, 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 Lane County, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lane County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lane County, 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

    11,256 ± 1,144

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,052 ± 1,260

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,274 ± 1,143

Lane County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lane County, OR awarded 8,771 degrees. The student population of Lane County, OR is skewed towards women, with 16,007 male students and 17,655 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lane County, OR are White (5,885 and 73.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (730 and 9.16%), Asian (430 and 5.39%), and Two or More Races (402 and 5.04%).

The largest universities in Lane County, OR by number of degrees awarded are University of Oregon (6,571 and 74.9%), Lane Community College (1,854 and 21.1%), and Northwest Christian University (240 and 2.74%).

The most popular majors in Lane County, OR are General Business (586 and 6.68%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (515 and 5.87%), and General Studies (427 and 4.87%).

The median tuition costs in Lane County, OR are $21,002 for private four year colleges, and $8,910 and $31,590 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 365 degrees awarded

  2. 554 degrees awarded

  3. 414 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lane County, OR was General Psychology with 365 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,571 degrees awarded

  2. 1,854 degrees awarded

  3. 240 degrees awarded

$8,910

Median In-State Public

$21,002

Median Private

In 2016, the Lane County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oregon with 6,571 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,017

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,754

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,017 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lane County, OR, which is 0.845 times less than the 4,754 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,885 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    730 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    430 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lane County, OR were to White students. These 5,885 degrees mean that there were 8.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 730 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lane County, OR was $258,300 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,500 to $258,300, a 6.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Lane County, OR is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lane County, OR have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lane County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,654

Median Household Income

± $1,839

152k

Number of Households

± 5,901

In 2017, the median household income of the 152k households in Lane County, OR grew to $50,654 from the previous year's value of $47,777.

The following chart displays the households in Lane County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$258,300

2017 Median

± $6,658

$243,500

2016 Median

± $7,072

In 2017, the median property value in Lane County, OR grew to to $258,300 from the previous year's value of $243,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lane County, 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 Lane County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.4%

2017 Homeownership

58.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.4% of the housing units in Lane County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lane County, 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 Lane County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lane County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lane County, OR have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Lane County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lane County, OR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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