Portland, OR

Census Place

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2020 Population
650,380
0.789% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
1.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
4.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$73,159
3.03% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$438,500
6.43% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
368,414
1.64% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Portland, OR had a population of 650k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $73,159. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Portland, OR grew from 645,291 to 650,380, a 0.789% increase and its median household income grew from $71,005 to $73,159, a 3.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portland, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.56%), White (Hispanic) (5.82%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.71%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.8%).

None of the households in Portland, 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.

93.9% of the residents in Portland, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portland, OR are Portland State University (7,277 degrees awarded in 2020), Portland Community College (4,984 degrees), and University of Portland (1,190 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Portland, OR was $438,500, and the homeownership rate was 53.1%.

Most people in Portland, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland, OR was 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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Portland, OR is home to a population of 650k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 13.9% of Portland, OR residents were born outside of the country (88.7k people).

In 2020, there were 8.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (452k people) in Portland, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 37.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2020 Citizenship
93.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.9% of Portland, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Portland, OR was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portland, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    452k ± 2.31k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    55.7k ± 1.5k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    37.9k ± 2k
9.81%
Hispanic Population
63.8k people

In 2020, there were 8.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (452k people) in Portland, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 37.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.81% of the people in Portland, OR are hispanic (63.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    141,609 ± 9,081 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,538 ± 3,676 people
  3. China
    22,455 ± 3,669 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 141,609 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,538 and China with 22,455.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
88.7k people
14%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
88.2k people

As of 2018, 13.9% of Portland, OR residents (88.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portland, OR was 14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,843 ± 691
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,425 ± 610
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,840 ± 460

Portland, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Portland, OR employs 368k people. The largest industries in Portland, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,824 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (46,648 people), and Retail Trade (37,322 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($111,679), Utilities ($86,730), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,348).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,561. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

368k
2020 Value
± 4,878
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portland, OR grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 362k employees to 368k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland, OR, are Management Occupations (46,675 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,821 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (31,285 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

368k
2020 Value
± 4,878
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portland, OR grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 362k employees to 368k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,824 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (46,648 people), and Retail Trade (37,322 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,844
Median earning men ± $1,192
$40,469
Median earning women ± $596

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,198), Public Administration ($76,289), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,631).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,879), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,181), and Public Administration ($53,164).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

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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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

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. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

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

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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 5 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 5 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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In 2020, universities in Portland, OR awarded 18,743 degrees. The student population of Portland, OR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 26,354 male students and 39,730 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland, OR are White (11,310 and 63.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,130 and 12%), Asian (1,403 and 7.9%), and Two or More Races (1,126 and 6.34%).

The largest universities in Portland, OR by number of degrees awarded are Portland State University (7,277 and 38.8%), Portland Community College (4,984 and 26.6%), and University of Portland (1,190 and 6.35%).

The most popular majors in Portland, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,663 and 8.87%), General Studies (984 and 5.25%), and Registered Nursing (892 and 4.76%).

The median tuition costs in Portland, OR are $34,060 for private four year colleges, and $11,190 and $26,034 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Portland, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 66,084 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 66,084 students enrolled in Portland, OR, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 35,960 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 517 degree-majors awarded
  2. 389 degree-majors awarded
  3. 781 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portland, OR was General Psychology with 517 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,277 degrees awarded
  2. 4,984 degrees awarded
  3. 1,190 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Portland State University with 7,277 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 7,427 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portland, OR, which is 0.656 times less than the 11,316 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,310 degrees mean that there were 5.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,130 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,060) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,258) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,692) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Portland, OR was $438,500 in 2020, which is 1.91 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $412,000 to $438,500, a 6.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland, OR is 53.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Portland, OR have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portland, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portland, OR is $73,159. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Portland, OR was Census Tract 46.02 with a value of $189,659, followed by Census Tract 46.01 and Census Tract 69, with respective values of $188,472 and $183,788.

Property

$438,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,651
$147,175
Median Property Taxes
±$2,528

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

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

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Rent vs Own

53.1%
Homeownership
2020
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.1% of the housing units in Portland, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Portland, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 46.02
  2. Census Tract 46.01
  3. Census Tract 69

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland, OR was Census Tract 46.02 with a value of $189,659, followed by Census Tract 46.01 and Census Tract 69, with respective values of $188,472 and $183,788.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,159
Median Household Income
± $1,211
277k
Number of Households
± 4,263

In 2020, the median household income of the 277k households in Portland, OR grew to $73,159 from the previous year's value of $71,005.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (55.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Public Transit (11.4%)

In 2020, 55.7% of workers in Portland, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (11.4%).

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

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland, OR have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Portland, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland, OR (83.2k out of 637k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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93.8% of the population of Portland, OR has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 9.49% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Multnomah County, OR see 682 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (686 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1002 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 114 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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682 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Multnomah County, OR

Primary care physicians in Multnomah County, OR see an average of 682 patients per year. This represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (686 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.16%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
9.49%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.892%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland, OR declined by 4.46% from 6.45% to 6.16%.

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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