Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
2.47M
1.1% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
38.3
0.525% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
4.75% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,511
3.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$392,000
6.29% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1.28M
1.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA had a population of 2.47M people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $77,511. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew from 2.45M to 2.47M, a 1.1% increase and its median household income grew from $74,792 to $77,511, a 3.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.4%), White (Hispanic) (6.88%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.03%).

None of the households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Portland State University (7,277 degrees awarded in 2020), Portland Community College (4,984 degrees), and Clark College (1,921 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was $392,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%. Most people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 2 cars per household.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA borders Astoria, OR, Centralia, WA, Hood River, OR, Longview, WA, Salem, OR, The Dalles, OR, and Yakima, WA.

Diversity

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is home to a population of 2.47M people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.7% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were born outside of the country (314k people).

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.79M people) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 170k White (Hispanic) and 169k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.79M ± 1.57k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    170k ± 4.31k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    169k ± 2.07k
12.2%
Hispanic Population
301k people

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.79M people) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 170k White (Hispanic) and 169k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are hispanic (301k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
314k people
12.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
309k people

As of 2020, 12.7% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents (314k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.1
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    387,068 ± 21,044 people
  2. India
    106,685 ± 10,615 people
  3. China
    100,309 ± 10,484 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon and Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 387,068 Oregon and Washington residents, followed by India with 106,685 and China with 100,309.

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Citizenship

93.9%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.9% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    47,008 ± 1,490
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    26,545 ± 1,282
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    21,518 ± 1,114

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oregon and Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Economy

Median household income in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is $77,511. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Washington County, OR, with respective values of $89,273 and $86,626.

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.

Comparatively, males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA employs 1.28M people. The largest industries in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (182,520 people), Manufacturing (157,394 people), and Retail Trade (138,548 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,496), Utilities ($86,721), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,326).

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,511
2020 value
± $823
3.64%
1 Year Growth
± 1.25%

Households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have a median annual income of $77,511, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,792 in 2019, which represents a 3.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Oregon and Washington.
$69,771
Average Male Salary in Oregon
± $1,792
$54,561
Average Female Salary in Oregon
± $1,535
$82,611
Average Male Salary in Washington
± $1,547
$61,193
Average Female Salary in Washington
± $1,257

In 2020, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.28 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 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 in Washington
  1. Asian
    $80,218 ± $3,539
  2. White
    $65,319 ± $1,078
  3. Two or More Races
    $53,715 ± $3,170
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Oregon
  1. Asian
    $64,025 ± $5,447
  2. White
    $54,721 ± $1,157
  3. Black
    $44,935 ± $6,848

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Washington.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oregon.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is from Oregon and Washington.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

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.

In the same year, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 and income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon and Washington 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)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Washington County, OR, with respective values of $89,273 and $86,626.

The following map shows all of the counties in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (247k out of 2.44M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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
    175,435 ± 3,515
  2. Hispanic
    49,034 ± 1,966
  3. Two Or More
    18,782 ± 1,322

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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

1.28M
2020 Value
± 8,980
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 0.927%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 1.26M employees to 1.28M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Management Occupations (153,096 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (140,730 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (119,142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (153,096 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (140,730 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (119,142 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.38 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,574), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,717), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($85,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.28M
2020 Value
± 8,980
1.37%
1 Year growth
± 0.927%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 1.26M employees to 1.28M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (182,520 people), Manufacturing (157,394 people), and Retail Trade (138,548 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, though some of these residents may live in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (182,520 people), Manufacturing (157,394 people), and Retail Trade (138,548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.84 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.23 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,496), Utilities ($86,721), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,326).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington and Oregon to other states, or from other states to Washington and Oregon.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $108B
  2. $54B
  3. $53.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington and Oregon product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $108B, followed by Mixed freight ($54B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($53.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon and Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Washington and Oregon.
$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth
$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

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

Comparatively, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington and Oregon to other states, or from other states to Washington and Oregon.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $51.7B
  2. $23.7B
  3. $17.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington and Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $51.7B, followed by Hawaii with $23.7B and Texas and $17.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon and Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.89%). The most partisan county was Lake County, OR with 79.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray, and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon and Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon and Washington is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Oregon
57.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oregon and Washington
  1. 79.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 77.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oregon and Washington was Lake County, OR with 79.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oregon and Washington colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oregon and Washington

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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
Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray, and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Oregon and Washington.

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 and Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington is currently represented by 15 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 and Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA awarded 28,496 degrees. The student population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is skewed towards women, with 39,494 male students and 58,931 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are White (17,195 and 62.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,441 and 12.6%), Asian (1,947 and 7.11%), and Two or More Races (1,772 and 6.47%).

The largest universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA by number of degrees awarded are Portland State University (7,277 and 25.5%), Portland Community College (4,984 and 17.5%), and Clark College (1,921 and 6.74%).

The most popular majors in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,870 and 10.1%), General Studies (1,908 and 6.7%), and Registered Nursing (1,345 and 4.72%).

The median tuition costs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are $39,295 for private four year colleges, and $7,907 and $25,536 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 612 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 482 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 989 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was General Psychology with 612 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,277 degrees awarded
  2. 4,984 degrees awarded
  3. 1,921 degrees awarded
$7,907
Median In-State Public
$39,295
Median Private

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

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

10,978
Degrees Awarded to Men
17,518
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 10,978 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, which is 0.627 times less than the 17,518 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    17,195 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,441 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,947 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was White students. These 17,195 degrees mean that there were 5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,441 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was $392,000 in 2020, which is 1.71 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $368,800 to $392,000, a 6.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$392,000
2020 Median
± $1,586
$368,800
2019 Median
± $1,371

In 2020, the median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew to to $392,000 from the previous year's value of $368,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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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.
$77,511
Median Household Income
± $823
958k
Number of Households
± 7,882

In 2020, the median household income of the 958k households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew to $77,511 from the previous year's value of $74,792.

The following chart displays the households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
2020 Homeownership
62.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 62.3% of the housing units in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% of the workforce in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.81%)

In 2020, 68.6% of workers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.81%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94% of the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.09% 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).

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1063 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 181 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.3%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon
1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0.0941% decrease from the previous year (1,063 patients).

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oregon
$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington

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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

5.97%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA declined by 0.749% from 6.02% to 5.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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. 18.3% prevalence
  2. 14.8% prevalence
  3. 14.8% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon and Washington, at 18.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon and Washington by county over multiple years.

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