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1.18% growth
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Median Household Income
2.03% growth
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2.88% growth
Median Property Value
13.4% growth

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.


The economy of Portland, OR employs 352,809 people. The economy of Portland, OR is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.47; 1.22; and 1.11 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Portland, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (53,246), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (42,583), and Retail trade (38,053), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($85,679), Utilities ($75,076), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($54,664).

Median household income in Portland, OR is $62,127. Males in Portland, OR have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,344. The income inequality of Portland, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Portland, OR. In Multnomah County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 138 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,444. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Portland, OR is from the county of Multnomah County, OR.

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Portland, OR is home to a population of 639,635 people, from which 92.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Portland, OR is composed of 450,293 White residents (70.4%), 65,054 Hispanic residents (10.2%), 48,391 Asian residents (7.57%), 37,365 Black residents (5.84%), and 30,353 Two+ residents (4.75%). The most common foreign languages in Portland, OR are Spanish (41,193 speakers), Vietnamese (12,682 speakers), and Chinese (10,448 speakers), but compared to other places, Portland, OR has a relative high number of Other Slavic (3,784 speakers), Vietnamese (12,682 speakers), and Russian (6,922 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Portland, OR awarded 24,051 degrees. The student population of Portland, OR is skewed towards females, with 8,940 male students and 15,111 female students. Most students in Portland, OR are White (15,521 and 64.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,917 and 7.97%), Unknown (1,899 and 7.9%), and Asian (1,346 and 5.6%). The largest universities in Portland, OR by number of graduates are Portland State University (6,897 and 28.7%), Portland Community College (5,583 and 23.2%), and Concordia University-Portland (4,207 and 17.5%). The most popular majors in Portland, OR are Registered Nursing (755 and 3.14%), General Psychology (528 and 2.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (360 and 1.5%). The median tuition costs in Portland, OR are $41,844 for private four year colleges, and $7,020 and $23,535 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland, OR is $395,100, which is 1.93 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $348,300 to $395,100, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Portland, OR is 52%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Portland, OR have an average commute time of 25.2 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.


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