Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
2.51M
0.477% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.518% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.66%
1.99% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$90,451
9.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$484,800
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.29M
0.906% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA had a population of 2.51M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $90,451. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew from 2.49M to 2.51M, a 0.477% increase and its median household income grew from $82,901 to $90,451, a 9.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.64%), White (Hispanic) (4.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.9%).

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.

94.2% 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 (7,148 degrees awarded in 2022), Portland Community College (4,737 degrees), and Mt Hood Community College (1,754 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was $484,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 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.

Population & Diversity

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is home to a population of 2.51M people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.5% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were born outside of the country (313k people).

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.77M people) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 141k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.2% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77M ± 2.16k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    171k ± 2.34k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    141k ± 3.78k
12.7%
Hispanic Population
319k people

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.77M people) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 141k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.7% of the people in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are hispanic (319k 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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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    387,924 ± 21,085 people
  2. India
    120,915 ± 11,182 people
  3. China
    108,388 ± 10,809 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon and Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 387,924 Oregon and Washington residents, followed by India with 120,915 and China with 108,388.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
313k people
12.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
316k people

As of 2022, 12.5% of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA residents (313k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    44,582 ± 1,283
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    27,935 ± 1,548
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    21,105 ± 1,003

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA employs 1.29M people. The largest industries in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (185,387 people), Manufacturing (156,848 people), and Retail Trade (144,704 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($109,167), Utilities ($101,318), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,410).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.29M
2022 Value
± 9,739
0.906%
1 Year growth
± 1.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 0.906%, from 1.28M employees to 1.29M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Management Occupations (159,303 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (134,934 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (117,276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.29M
2022 Value
± 9,739
0.906%
1 Year growth
± 1.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew at a rate of 0.906%, from 1.28M employees to 1.29M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (185,387 people), Manufacturing (156,848 people), and Retail Trade (144,704 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,629
Median earning men ± $696
$43,832
Median earning women ± $528

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,133), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,190), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,003).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,289), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,445), and Manufacturing ($57,346).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 29,076
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 17,181
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 15,314
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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%).

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 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington is currently represented by 16 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 2022, universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA awarded 27,985 degrees. The student population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 35,655 male students and 53,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are White (16,314 and 60.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,910 and 14.4%), Asian (2,047 and 7.55%), and Two or More Races (1,693 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA by number of degrees awarded are Portland State University (7,148 and 25.5%), Portland Community College (4,737 and 16.9%), and Mt Hood Community College (1,754 and 6.27%).

The most popular majors in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,173 and 11.3%), Registered Nursing (1,465 and 5.23%), and General Studies (1,330 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA are $45,000 for private four year colleges, and $8,400 and $26,040 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 89,293 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 89,293 students enrolled in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 48,045 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 592 degrees awarded
  2. 427 degrees awarded
  3. 1,111 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was General Psychology with 592 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,148 degrees awarded
  2. 4,737 degrees awarded
  3. 1,754 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Portland State University with 7,148 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 10,182 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, which is 0.572 times less than the 17,803 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 16,314 degrees mean that there were 4.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,910 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 ($45,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,731) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.958% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.931% 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 2022 were Some college (2.27M), High School or Equivalent (2.21M), and Bachelors Degree (2.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was $484,800 in 2022, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $421,300 to $484,800, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have an average commute time of 25.8 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.

Median household income in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is $90,451. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Washington County, OR, with respective values of $104,083 and $100,121.

Property

$484,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,884
$613,831
Median Property Taxes
±$5,528

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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.2% 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%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Washington County, OR, with respective values of $104,083 and $100,121.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$90,451
Median Household Income
± $859
987k
Number of Households
± 8,016

In 2022, the median household income of the 987k households in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA grew to $90,451 from the previous year's value of $82,901.

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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA is from Oregon and Washington.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 0.47 and income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.97%)

In 2022, 64.3% of workers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.97%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (239k out of 2.47M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. 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 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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Health

94.1% of the population of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 165 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon
1,176 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% change from the previous year (1,062 patients).

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.93%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA declined by 2.36% from 6.08% to 5.93%.

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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