Oregon Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Oregon, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Oregon

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Oregon based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 97034 Clackamas County, Multnomah County $202,891.00
2 97221 Multnomah County, Washington County $186,492.00
3 97068 Clackamas County $170,244.00
4 97229 Multnomah County, Washington County $165,776.00
5 97212 Multnomah County $159,122.00
6 97753 Crook County $152,791.00
7 97219 Clackamas County, Multnomah County $151,465.00
8 97231 Columbia County, Multnomah County, Washington County $148,899.00
9 97035 Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County $145,735.00
10 97109 Washington County $142,587.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Oregon.

Richest Cities in Oregon

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Oregon. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Oregon by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Rivergrove Clackamas County, Washington County $175,995.00
2 Lake Oswego Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County $175,190.00
3 West Linn Clackamas County $159,721.00
4 Happy Valley Clackamas County $159,130.00
5 Maywood Park Multnomah County $135,928.00
6 Durham Washington County $130,517.00
7 Sherwood Washington County $130,455.00
8 Damascus Clackamas County $124,894.00
9 Millersburg Linn County $118,853.00
10 Yamhill Yamhill County $118,036.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Oregon.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Oregon is $65,667.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Oregon.

  • Under 25
    $37,990.00
  • 25 to 44
    $79,576.00
  • 45 to 64
    $82,833.00
  • 65 and over
    $52,895.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Oregon?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Oregon is $88,137.00.

8.40% of households in Oregon are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Oregon but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Oregon

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Oregon easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    16.23%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    19.49%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    17.45%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.48%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    17.06%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    7.89%
  • $200,000 or more
    8.40%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Oregon. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Oregon by the total number of people in Oregon.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Oregon and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Oregon is $35,393.00.

Population in Oregon by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Oregon is currently 4,176,346 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Oregon can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Oregon.

  • 74.10% White
    3,116,280
  • 1.80% Black/African American
    74,010
  • 0.80% Native
    32,890
  • 13.60% Hispanic
    570,511
  • 4.40% Asian
    184,235
  • 0.40% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    16,380
  • 4.70% Two or more races
    199,187
  • 0.30% Other
    13,684

Population of Oregon by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Oregon is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 239,016 225,912
10 to 19 Years 261,105 247,711
20 to 29 Years 281,480 273,406
30 to 39 Years 302,994 293,726
40 to 49 Years 275,756 266,522
50 to 59 Years 259,718 258,316
60 to 69 Years 257,004 280,593
70 Years and over 219,356 264,562

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Oregon.

  • Master's degree or higher
    15.73%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36.81%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13.71%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30.78%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.97%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Oregon because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Oregon look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Oregon that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Oregon that are over the age of 16 is 3,434,262 people.

The unemployment rate in Oregon is 37.40%, which means 1,283,448 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Oregon

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Oregon. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Oregon is 39.6 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Oregon

39.6

Total

38.8

Male

40.5

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 1,658,091 households in Oregon, and the average household size is 2.49 people.

For families, the total number is 1,037,580, and the average family size is 3.03 people.

7.50% of those families in Oregon are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Oregon in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Oregon for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 795,014 78,121 164,445 620,511
Average Household Size 3.12 3.25 3.27 1.37
Total Families 795,014 78,121 164,445 0
Average Household Size 3.07 2.76 2.94 0

Housing Data in Oregon

There are total of 1,798,864 housing units in Oregon. Of those units, 1,658,091 (92.17%) are occupied, and 140,773 (7.83%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 1,798,864 housing units in Oregon, 586,294 (32.59%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,250.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 58.21% of housing units, with 1,047,165 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Oregon.

  • No rent paid
    24,632
  • Less than $500
    34,865
  • $500 to $999
    141,803
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    220,928
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    124,969
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    43,086
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    11,755
  • $3,000 or more
    8,888

Property Values

The median value of a property in Oregon is $362,200.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Oregon.

  • Less than $50,000
    49,276
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    30,253
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    38,561
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    65,509
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    195,303
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    404,090
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    233,527
  • $1,000,000 or more
    30,646

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Oregon.

  • 1939 or earlier
    197,940
  • 1940 to 1949
    92,807
  • 1950 to 1959
    140,051
  • 1960 to 1969
    162,452
  • 1970 to 1979
    330,075
  • 1980 to 1989
    194,274
  • 1990 to 1999
    293,362
  • 2000 to 2009
    251,534
  • 2010 to 2013
    132,994
  • 2014 or later
    3,375

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Oregon has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    117,446
  • 1 vehicle available
    511,666
  • 2 vehicles available
    625,710
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    403,269

Commuting to Work in Oregon

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Oregon, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 23.7 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Oregon.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    64,287
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    212,456
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    268,687
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    286,136
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    247,052
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    114,063
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    212,932
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    48,196
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    59,653
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    119,549
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    73,524
  • 90 or more minutes
    32,837

We can also look at the means of transport in Oregon to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    1,365,422
  • Carpooled
    178,053
  • Public transportation
    69,095
  • Walked
    68,179
  • Other means
    58,623
  • Worked from home
    248,699

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Oregon.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Oregon.