Washington County, OR

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2020 Population
595,761
1.07% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
9.63%
6.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$86,626
5.37% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$413,500
6.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
314,509
1.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Washington County, OR had a population of 596k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $86,626. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Washington County, OR grew from 589,481 to 595,761, a 1.07% increase and its median household income grew from $82,215 to $86,626, a 5.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.87%), Other (Hispanic) (5.02%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.8%).

None of the households in Washington County, 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.

90.5% of the residents in Washington County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, OR are Pacific University (1,230 degrees awarded in 2020) and Summit Salon Academy-Portland (36 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Washington County, OR was $413,500, and the homeownership rate was 61.3%.

Most people in Washington County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, OR was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Oregon

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washington County, OR is home to a population of 596k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 17.9% of Washington County, OR residents were born outside of the country (107k people).

In 2020, there were 6.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (385k people) in Washington County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 52.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.5%
2020 Citizenship
90.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.5% of Washington County, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, OR was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    385k ± 749
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    63.9k ± 1.35k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    52.9k ± 2.72k
16.8%
Hispanic Population
100k people

In 2020, there were 6.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (385k people) in Washington County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 52.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.8% of the people in Washington County, OR are hispanic (100k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington County, OR as a share of the total population.

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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

17.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
107k people
17.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
104k people

As of 2020, 17.9% of Washington County, OR residents (107k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, OR was 17.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,135 ± 672
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,712 ± 695
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,080 ± 555

Washington County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Washington County, OR employs 315k people. The largest industries in Washington County, OR are Manufacturing (54,368 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (41,750 people), and Retail Trade (35,400 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,447), Utilities ($93,131), and Manufacturing ($75,307).

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

315k
2020 Value
± 4,750
1.8%
1 Year growth
± 1.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, OR grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 309k employees to 315k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, OR, are Management Occupations (37,527 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34,950 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (30,637 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

315k
2020 Value
± 4,750
1.8%
1 Year growth
± 1.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, OR grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 309k employees to 315k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, OR, are Manufacturing (54,368 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (41,750 people), and Retail Trade (35,400 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, 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

$54,938
Median earning men ± $1,185
$38,180
Median earning women ± $743

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($85,323), Manufacturing ($80,925), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,065).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($61,289), Public Administration ($56,504), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,641).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,096
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,371
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,735
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $8.97M
    Manufacturing
  2. $6.77M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $5.39M
    Wholesale Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, OR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2%).

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.

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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 Washington County, OR awarded 1,351 degrees. The student population of Washington County, OR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,209 male students and 2,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, OR are White (733 and 55.8%), followed by Asian (159 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (155 and 11.8%), and Unknown (132 and 10.1%).

The largest universities in Washington County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Pacific University (1,230 and 91%) and Summit Salon Academy-Portland (36 and 2.66%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, OR are Pharmacy (100 and 7.4%), Clinical Psychology (97 and 7.18%), and Optometry (91 and 6.74%).

The median tuition cost in Washington County, OR for private four year colleges is $34,694.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Washington County, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 4,042 (29.9% men and 70.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 4,042 students enrolled in Washington County, OR, 29.9% men and 70.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,687 records, of which 70.5% were women and 29.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majors awarded
  2. 56 degree-majors awarded
  3. 51 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, OR was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 35 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,230 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pacific University with 1,230 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 371 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, OR, which is 0.379 times less than the 980 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 733 degrees mean that there were 4.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 159 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 ($34,694) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,291) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) 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 Washington County, OR was $413,500 in 2020, which is 1.8 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $386,600 to $413,500, a 6.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, OR is 61.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Washington County, OR have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, OR is $86,626. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, OR was Census Tract 321.09 with a value of $167,300, followed by Census Tract 319.09 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $134,837 and $126,458.

In 2021, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, OR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.171%.

Property

$413,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,573
$136,707
Median Property Taxes
±$2,322

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

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

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Rent vs Own

61.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 61.3% of the housing units in Washington County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 321.09
  2. Census Tract 319.09
  3. Census Tract 303

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, OR was Census Tract 321.09 with a value of $167,300, followed by Census Tract 319.09 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $134,837 and $126,458.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, 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.
$86,626
Median Household Income
± $1,446
223k
Number of Households
± 3,844

In 2020, the median household income of the 223k households in Washington County, OR grew to $86,626 from the previous year's value of $82,215.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, 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 Washington County, 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 (71.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (9.18%)

In 2020, 71.3% of workers in Washington County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (9.18%).

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

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, OR have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Washington County, 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 Washington County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, OR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.171%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, OR (55.5k out of 576k 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 Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, OR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 169 in Washington County, OR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 6.5 per 100,000 population.

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94.5% of the population of Washington County, OR has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.828% 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 Washington County, OR see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.363% decrease from the previous year (1103 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1063 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 240 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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

1,099 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, OR

Primary care physicians in Washington County, OR see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 0.363% decrease from the previous year (1,103 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 24.2% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.54%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
9.91%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.828%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, OR declined by 5.76% from 5.88% to 5.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 32.6 in Washington County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29% in Washington County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.41% in Washington County, OR.

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