Portland, OR

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Population

648,121

1.33% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$66,187

6.54% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

365,134

3.49% growth

Median Property Value

$427,500

8.2% growth

About

In 2017, Portland, OR had a population of 648k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $66,187. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Portland, OR grew from 639,635 to 648,121, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $62,127 to $66,187, a 6.54% increase.

The population of Portland, OR is 69.8% White Alone, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.06% Asian Alone. 20.1% of the people in Portland, OR speak a non-English language, and 93.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portland, OR are Portland State University (6,601 degrees awarded in 2016), Portland Community College (5,318 degrees), and Concordia University-Portland (3,774 degrees).

The median property value in Portland, OR is $427,500, and the homeownership rate is 53.6%. Most people in Portland, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland, OR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The White Stag sign, also known as the “Portland Oregon” sign, is a lighted neon-and-incandescent-bulb sign located atop the White Stag Building, at 70 NW Couch Street in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States, facing the Burnside Bridge.

Economy

The economy of Portland, OR employs 365k people. The largest industries in Portland, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,086 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (41,221 people), and Retail Trade (37,805 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,080), Utilities ($69,419), and Finance & Insurance ($66,535).

Median household income in Portland, OR is $66,187. Males in Portland, 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 Portland, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,187

2017 value

± $2,382

6.54%

1 Year Growth

± 4.46%

Households in Portland, OR have a median annual income of $66,187, 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 $62,127 in 2016, which represents a 6.54% 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 Oregon made 1.27 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time 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 Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland, 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 69

  2. Census Tract 46.02

  3. Census Tract 70

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland, OR was Census Tract 69 with a value of $170,938, followed by Census Tract 46.02 and Census Tract 70, with respective values of $156,591 and $141,897.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland, OR (100k out of 617k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    65,495 ± 1,847

  2. Hispanic

    15,644 ± 992

  3. Black

    12,891 ± 894

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

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

365k

2017 Value

± 9,940

3.49%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portland, OR grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 353k employees to 365k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland, OR, are Management Occupations (44,242 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,460 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,670 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Portland, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (44,242 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,460 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,670 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portland, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.19 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.82 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Portland, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($85,958), Legal Occupations ($81,613), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,731).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

365k

2017 Value

± 9,940

3.49%

1 Year growth

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portland, OR grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 353k employees to 365k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,086 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (41,221 people), and Retail Trade (37,805 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portland, OR, though some of these residents may live in Portland, 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 Portland, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,086 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (41,221 people), and Retail Trade (37,805 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portland, OR has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.51 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.27 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Portland, OR, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,080), Utilities ($69,419), and Finance & Insurance ($66,535).

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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

92.6% of the population of Portland, OR has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 9.07% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.657% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Portland, 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).

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

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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

7.39%

Uninsured

51%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

9.07%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

0.657%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland, OR grew by 20.1% from 6.16% to 7.39%.

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

Portland, OR is home to a population of 648k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Portland, OR residents were born outside of the country (88.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Portland, OR is composed of 452k White Alone residents (69.8%), 67.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.4%), 52.2k Asian Alone residents (8.06%), 34.6k Black or African American Alone residents (5.34%), 29.8k Two or More Races residents (4.6%), 4.95k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.764%), 4.95k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.763%), and 1.89k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.291%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Portland, OR are Spanish (47,592 speakers), Vietnamese (16,235 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (9,470 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Portland, OR was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Portland, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Portland, OR residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    88.2k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Portland, OR residents (88.2k 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 Portland, 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

    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 Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 138,391 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 23,843 and China with 23,046.

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Citizenship

93.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.1% of Portland, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Portland, OR was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    452k ± 5.32k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    67.6k ± 6.46k

  3. Asian Alone

    52.2k ± 3.03k

In 2017, there were 6.69 times more White Alone residents (452k people) in Portland, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67.6k Hispanic or Latino and 52.2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    47,592 speakers (7.78%)

  2. Vietnamese

    16,235 speakers (2.65%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    9,470 speakers (1.55%)

20.1% of Portland, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Portland, OR was Spanish. 7.78% of the overall population of Portland, OR are native Spanish speakers. 2.65% speak Vietnamese and 1.55% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,938 ± 1,111

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,464 ± 1,364

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,074 ± 1,013

Portland, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Portland, OR awarded 22,792 degrees. The student population of Portland, OR is skewed towards women, with 34,285 male students and 47,009 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland, OR are White (13,695 and 62.4%), followed by Unknown (2,809 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (2,011 and 9.17%), and Asian (1,244 and 5.67%).

The largest universities in Portland, OR by number of degrees awarded are Portland State University (6,601 and 29%), Portland Community College (5,318 and 23.3%), and Concordia University-Portland (3,774 and 16.6%).

The most popular majors in Portland, OR are Curriculum & Instruction (2,374 and 10.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,561 and 6.85%), and General Studies (953 and 4.18%).

The median tuition costs in Portland, OR are $28,740 for private four year colleges, and $10,008 and $23,684 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 454 degrees awarded

  2. 324 degrees awarded

  3. 851 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portland, OR was General Psychology with 454 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,601 degrees awarded

  2. 5,318 degrees awarded

  3. 3,774 degrees awarded

$10,008

Median In-State Public

$28,740

Median Private

In 2016, the Portland, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Portland State University with 6,601 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,704

Degrees Awarded to Men

14,088

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8,704 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portland, OR, which is 0.618 times less than the 14,088 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Portland, OR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,695 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    2,809 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,011 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Portland, OR were to White students. These 13,695 degrees mean that there were 4.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 2,809 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland, OR was $427,500 in 2017, which is 1.96 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $395,100 to $427,500, a 8.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland, OR is 53.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portland, OR have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portland, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$66,187

Median Household Income

± $2,382

266k

Number of Households

± 7,914

In 2017, the median household income of the 266k households in Portland, OR grew to $66,187 from the previous year's value of $62,127.

The following chart displays the households in Portland, 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

$427,500

2017 Median

± $10,107

$395,100

2016 Median

± $7,835

In 2017, the median property value in Portland, OR grew to to $427,500 from the previous year's value of $395,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Portland, 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 Portland, 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 Portland, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portland, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.6%

2017 Homeownership

52%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.6% of the housing units in Portland, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland, OR have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Portland, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    56.7%

  2. Public Transit

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Portland, OR was Drove Alone (56.7%), followed by those who Public Transit (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (8.63%).

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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