Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

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Population

2.45M

1.08% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$71,931

4.74% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

1.27M

2.64% growth

Median Property Value

$376,000

8.99% growth

About

In 2017, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA had a population of 2.45M people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $71,931. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew from 2.43M to 2.45M, a 1.08% increase and its median household income grew from $68,676 to $71,931, a 4.74% increase.

The population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is 73.2% White Alone, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.67% Asian Alone. 18.2% of the people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA speak a non-English language, and 93.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is $376,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA employs 1.27M people. The largest industries in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (177,998 people), Manufacturing (154,059 people), and Retail Trade (137,558 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,213), Utilities ($72,292), and Finance & Insurance ($61,858).

Median household income in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is $71,931. Males in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,931

2017 value

± $955

4.74%

1 Year Growth

± 2.07%

Households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have a median annual income of $71,931, 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 $68,676 in 2016, which represents a 4.74% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was Washington County, OR with a value of $80,946, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Deschutes County, OR, with respective values of $79,878 and $66,273.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (288k out of 2.35M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. 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

    208,227 ± 3,389

  2. Hispanic

    62,795 ± 2,039

  3. Black

    19,334 ± 1,059

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

1.27M

2017 Value

± 18,768

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 2.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 1.24M employees to 1.27M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (153,194 people), Management Occupations (149,369 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (126,550 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (153,194 people), Management Occupations (149,369 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (126,550 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 (1.63 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.51 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.31 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 ($86,708), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,840), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,421).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.27M

2017 Value

± 18,768

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 2.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 1.24M employees to 1.27M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (177,998 people), Manufacturing (154,059 people), and Retail Trade (137,558 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 (177,998 people), Manufacturing (154,059 people), and Retail Trade (137,558 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 (2.33 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.25 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 ($87,213), Utilities ($72,292), and Finance & Insurance ($61,858).

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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

93.8% of the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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).

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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

6.19%

Uninsured

53.1%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew by 16.1% from 5.33% to 6.19%.

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. 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is home to a population of 2.45M people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.3% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were born outside of the country (300k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is composed of 1.8M White Alone residents (73.2%), 294k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 164k Asian Alone residents (6.67%), 101k Two or More Races residents (4.12%), 67k Black or African American Alone residents (2.73%), 14k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.572%), 11.4k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.463%), and 5.08k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.207%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Spanish (194,604 speakers), Russian (28,341 speakers), and Vietnamese (27,293 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

300k people

12.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

294k people

As of 2017, 12.3% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents (300k people) 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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

93.8%

2017 Citizenship

93.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.8% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, 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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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.8M ± 2.19k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    294k ± 13.6k

  3. Asian Alone

    164k ± 4.17k

In 2017, there were 6.11 times more White Alone residents (1.8M people) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 294k Hispanic or Latino and 164k 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    194,604 speakers (8.43%)

  2. Russian

    28,341 speakers (1.23%)

  3. Vietnamese

    27,293 speakers (1.18%)

18.2% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was Spanish. 8.43% of the overall population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are native Spanish speakers. 1.23% speak Russian and 1.18% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    48,814 ± 2,615

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    25,646 ± 2,726

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    23,666 ± 2,275

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA awarded 34,704 degrees. The student population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is skewed towards women, with 52,619 male students and 70,965 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are White (21,423 and 63.5%), followed by Unknown (3,635 and 10.8%), Hispanic or Latino (3,395 and 10.1%), and Asian (1,837 and 5.45%).

The largest universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA by number of degrees awarded are Portland State University (6,601 and 19%), Portland Community College (5,318 and 15.3%), and Concordia University-Portland (3,774 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,322 and 9.57%), Curriculum & Instruction (2,378 and 6.85%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,490 and 4.29%).

The median tuition costs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are $30,500 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 604 degrees awarded

  2. 545 degrees awarded

  3. 994 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was General Business Administration & Management with 604 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. 6,601 degrees awarded

  2. 5,318 degrees awarded

  3. 3,774 degrees awarded

$7,020

Median In-State Public

$30,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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

12,851

Degrees Awarded to Men

21,853

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 12,851 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, which is 0.588 times less than the 21,853 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

    21,423 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    3,635 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,395 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA were to White students. These 21,423 degrees mean that there were 5.89 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 3,635 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was $376,000 in 2017, which is 1.73 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $345,000 to $376,000, a 8.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,931

Median Household Income

± $955

936k

Number of Households

± 14,385

In 2017, the median household income of the 936k households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew to $71,931 from the previous year's value of $68,676.

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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Housing

Property Value

$376,000

2017 Median

± $3,262

$345,000

2016 Median

± $2,806

In 2017, the median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew to to $376,000 from the previous year's value of $345,000.

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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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

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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-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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.24%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was Drove Alone (70.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.24%) and those who Worked At Home (7.7%).

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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