Portland, OR

PORTLAND, OREGON: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.6.20)

 

AGE IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years37,2195.7%
25 to 29 years62,9929.7%
30 to 34 years64,3879.9%
35 to 39 years60,9439.3%
40 to 44 years50,8747.8%
45 to 49 years47,4547.3%
50 to 54 years39,6606.1%
55 to 59 years38,5855.9%
60 to 64 years34,2515.2%
65 to 69 years32,6485.0%
70 to 74 years22,9753.5%
75 to 79 years14,2542.2%
80 to 84 years8,5001.3%
85+ years8,7521.3%

The median age in Portland is 37.6 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN PORTLAND, OREGON

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White503,15877.1%
Black or African American40,7636.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,1840.9%
Asian58,2468.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4,6570.7%
Other8,6131.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade14,7363.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma17,1203.5%
High school graduate (includes GED)73,33115.0%
Some college, no degree93,08019.1%
Associate’s degree31,8666.5%
Bachelor’s degree153,31231.4%
Graduate or professional degree104,48621.4%
High school graduate or higher456,07593.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher257,79852.8%
Less than Bachelor’s degree230,13347.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0007.2%
$10,000 to $14,9994.3%
$15,000 to $24,9998.1%
$25,000 to $34,9998.3%
$35,000 to $49,99911.2%
$50,000 to $74,99916.6%
$75,000 to $99,99912.8%
$100,000 to $149,99916.1%
$150,000 to $199,9996.9%
$200,000 or more8.5%

Median household income: $65,740

Mean household income: $90,382

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$23,994
High school graduate (includes GED)$28,715
Some college or Associate’s degree$31,732
Bachelor’s degree$48,126
Graduate or professional degree$67,828

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 555,550 NA
Never married236,73042.6%
Now married (except separated)220,41739.7%
Separated7,1921.3%
Widowed20,5203.7%
Divorced70,69112.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line93,29814.9%

 

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Owner-occupied housing units140,318
Renter-occupied housing units124,110
Single-family detached units155,171
Homeownership rate53.1%
Vacancy rate6.3%
Renters rate46.9%
Average housing value$426,405
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$1,546
Average rent$1,147

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Average income$90,382
Average household size2.36
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force70.2%
Percent disabled12.4%
Percent with health coverage93.1%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)26.3
Percent workers using public transportation12.6%
Percent veterans5.5%
Percent foreign born13.9%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Total consumer expenditures per household$81,264.75
Alcoholic beverages$670.42
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$386.89
Beer consumed away from home$118.26
Wine consumed away from home$62.89
Apparel & services$2,385.47
Men’s apparel$468.13
Women’s apparel$802.40
Children’s apparel$346.55
Boys’ apparel$117.17
Girls’ apparel$129.20
Footwear$541.56
Dining out (food away from home)$4,088.58
Dining out – Breakfast$418.22
Dining out – Lunch$1,252.50
Dining out – Dinner$1,916.44
Education$1,767.54
Entertainment / recreation$3,477.96
Club membership fees$268.29
Dating services$0.98
Pet food$264.69
Pet services$70.96
Food consumed at home$5,617.23
Bakery products consumed at home$734.23
Dairy products consumed at home$577.88
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$1,119.65
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,244.06
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$541.64
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,941.41
Health care$6,078.35
Medical services$1,134.54
Nonprescription drugs$148.39
Household Services$2,215.47
Care for the elderly and handicapped$75.18
Lawn and garden services$450.47
Housekeeping services$192.18
PC repair$7.45
Housing$26,107.62
Home improvements$2,601.05
Utilities, fuel, and public services$5,082.41
Phone services$1,897.96
Water$731.51
Life and other insurance$446.08
Pensions and social security$8,815.91
Personal care products and services$965.33
Hair care products$117.83
Personal care products$416.07
Local transportation$9,077.36
Gasoline$2,361.52
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,260.20
Travel$2,429.57
Airline fares$619.40
Auto / truck rental on trips$29.77
Lodging on trips$652.39
Food and drink on trips$587.21
Entertainment on trips$201.95

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY (home to PORTLAND, OREGON)

% with any debt in collections22%
Average debt in collections$1,386
% with medical debt in collections9%
Average medical debt in collections$568
% with student loan debt21%
Average student loan debt$22,979
Average monthly student loan payment$203
% with auto debt24%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND, OREGON

YearPopulationPercent
January 201914,7353.9%
February 201914,1133.8%
March 201914,1703.8%
April 201912,2573.3%
May 201911,4173.1%
June 201913,1173.5%
July 201913,0493.5%
August 201912,8353.4%
September 201910,2892.7%
October 201910,2592.7%
November 20199,7662.6%
December 20199,3952.5%
January 202011,8913.2%
February 202011,9603.2%
March 202012,9203.4%
April 202062,07516.2%
May 202061,46315.9%
June 202056,89714.3%
July 202049,93113.1%
August 202040,78610.7%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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