Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Oregon

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Oregon total population increased from 3,421,399 (2000) to 3,871,859 (2011) -- a change of 450,460 ( 13.17%). The median age increased from 36.3 (2000) to 38.7 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 623,521 (2000) to 623,351 (2011) -- a change of -170 ( -0.03%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,421,399 100.0 3,871,859 100.0 450,460 13.2
  Male 1,696,550 49.6 1,914,116 49.4 217,566 12.8
  Female 1,724,849 50.4 1,957,743 50.6 232,894 13.5
  Under 5 years 223,005 6.5 238,669 6.2 15,664 7.0
  5 to 9 years 234,474 6.9 234,200 6.0 -274 -0.1
  10 to 14 years 242,098 7.1 244,013 6.3 1,915 0.8
  15 to 19 years 244,427 7.1 247,713 6.4 3,286 1.3
  20 to 24 years 230,406 6.7 262,510 6.8 32,104 13.9
  25 to 34 years 470,695 13.8 530,964 13.7 60,269 12.8
  35 to 44 years 526,574 15.4 501,136 12.9 -25,438 -4.8
  45 to 54 years 507,155 14.8 530,263 13.7 23,108 4.6
  55 to 59 years 173,008 5.1 272,858 7.0 99,850 57.7
  60 to 64 years 131,380 3.8 256,412 6.6 125,032 95.2
  65 to 74 years 219,342 6.4 305,988 7.9 86,646 39.5
  75 to 84 years 161,404 4.7 168,506 4.4 7,102 4.4
  85 years and over 57,431 1.7 78,627 2.0 21,196 36.9
  Median age 36.3... 38.7... 2.4 6.6

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4121,8283.2115,7283.0
  5- 9121,1593.2116,0553.0
  10-14124,1183.2118,4353.1
  15-19130,6773.4124,1833.2
  20-24128,4613.4124,5873.3
  25-29133,6363.5131,3973.4
  30-34131,1393.4127,9723.3
  35-39127,8273.3123,3363.2
  40-44125,7603.3122,6023.2
  45-49130,6013.4132,2783.5
  50-54134,8963.5141,3003.7
  55-59132,8573.5140,5663.7
  60-64115,2093.0120,9343.2
  65-6981,9302.187,9172.3
  70-7457,1201.563,0741.6
  75-7941,2531.150,3481.3
  80-8430,8600.843,1591.1
  85+ 26,6710.751,2011.3

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 101,350 (2000) to 152,909 (2011) -- a change of 51,559 ( 50.87%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 16,019 (2000) to 29,645 (2011) -- a change of 13,626 ( 85.06%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,421,399 100.0 3,871,859 100.0 450,460 13.2
One Race 3,316,654 96.9 3,737,178 96.5 420,524 12.7
  White 2,961,623 86.6 3,279,357 84.7 317,734 10.7
  Black or African American 55,662 1.6 70,067 1.8 14,405 25.9
  American Indian and Alaska Native 45,211 1.3 52,026 1.3 6,815 15.1
  Asian 101,350 3.0 152,909 3.9 51,559 50.9
    Asian Indian 9,575 0.3 18,066 0.5 8,491 88.7
    Chinese 20,930 0.6 37,649 1.0 16,719 79.9
    Filipino 10,627 0.3 16,861 0.4 6,234 58.7
    Japanese 12,131 0.4 12,356 0.3 225 1.9
    Korean 12,387 0.4 19,407 0.5 7,020 56.7
    Vietnamese 18,890 0.6 24,935 0.6 6,045 32.0
    Other Asian 16,810 0.5 23,635 0.6 6,825 40.6
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 7,976 0.2 15,100 0.4 7,124 89.3
    Native Hawaiian 2,244 0.1 4,780 0.1 2,536 113.0
    Guamanian or Chamorro 1,015 0.0 1,813 0.0 798 78.6
    Samoan 1,124 0.0 1,250 0.0 126 11.2
    Other Pacific Islander 3,593 0.1 7,257 0.2 3,664 102.0
  Some other race 144,832 4.2 167,719 4.3 22,887 15.8
Two or more races 104,745 3.1 134,681 3.5 29,936 28.6
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 3,055,670 89.3 3,399,910 87.8 344,240 11.3
  Black or African American 72,647 2.1 99,758 2.6 27,111 37.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 85,667 2.5 109,489 2.8 23,822 27.8
  Asian 127,339 3.7 194,863 5.0 67,524 53.0
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 16,019 0.5 29,645 0.8 13,626 85.1
  Some other race 176,866 5.2 185,589 4.8 8,723 4.9
Hispanic 275,314 8.0 466,071 12.0 190,757 69.3

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,333,723 (2000) to 1,516,979 (2011) -- a change of 183,256 ( 13.74%). The number of families increased from 877,671 (2000) to 956,746 (2011) -- a change of 79,075 ( 9.01%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,333,723 100.0 1,516,979 100.0 183,256 13.7
  Family households (families) 877,671 65.8 956,746 63.1 79,075 9.0
    Married-couple family 692,532 51.9 734,223 48.4 41,691 6.0
  Nonfamily households 456,052 34.2 560,233 36.9 104,181 22.8
    Householder living alone 347,624 26.1 431,258 28.4 83,634 24.1
      Householder 65 years and over 121,200 9.1 153,373 10.1 32,173 26.5

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 591,229 (2000) to 662,549 (2011) -- a change of 71,320 ( 12.06%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 2,250,998 100.0 2,644,754 100.0 393,756 17.5
  Less than 9th grade 111,705 5.0 109,780 4.2 -1,925 -1.7
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 223,106 9.9 171,885 6.5 -51,221 -23.0
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 591,229 26.3 662,549 25.1 71,320 12.1
  Some college, no degree 610,753 27.1 709,006 26.8 98,253 16.1
  Associate's degree 149,639 6.6 215,713 8.2 66,074 44.2
  Bachelor's degree 369,252 16.4 486,317 18.4 117,065 31.7
  Graduate or professional degree 195,314 8.7 289,504 10.9 94,190 48.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 85.1... 89.4 4.3 5.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 25.1... 29.3 4.2 16.7

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 876,492 (2000) to 973,213 (2011) -- a change of 96,721 ( 11.04%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 876,492 100.0 973,213 100.0 96,721 11.0
  Nursery school, preschool 50,273 5.7 50,362 5.2 89 0.2
  Kindergarten 44,744 5.1 44,891 4.6 147 0.3
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 385,091 43.9 385,196 39.6 105 0.0
  High school (grades 9-12) 191,573 21.9 193,091 19.8 1,518 0.8
  College or graduate school 204,811 23.4 299,673 30.8 94,862 46.3

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 188,958 (2000) to 227,922 (2011) -- a change of 38,964 ( 20.62%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 3,199,323 100.0 3,633,190 100.0 433,867 13.6
  English only 2,810,654 87.9 3,092,734 85.1 282,080 10.0
  Language other than English 388,669 12.1 540,456 14.9 151,787 39.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 188,958 5.9 227,922 6.3 38,964 20.6
  Spanish 217,614 6.8 323,721 8.9 106,107 48.8
    Speak English less than "very well" 116,557 3.6 143,909 4.0 27,352 23.5
  Other Indo-European languages 82,828 2.6 90,578 2.5 7,750 9.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 28,497 0.9 25,110 0.7 -3,387 -11.9
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 75,279 2.4 101,966 2.8 26,687 35.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 39,972 1.2 48,752 1.3 8,780 22.0

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,627,769 (2000) to 1,710,336 (2011) -- a change of 82,567 ( 5.07%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 2,673,782 100.0 3,108,463 100.0 434,681 16.3
  In labor force 1,742,638 65.2 1,945,507 62.6 202,869 11.6
    Civilian labor force 1,740,298 65.1 1,942,971 62.5 202,673 11.6
      Employed 1,627,769 60.9 1,710,336 55.0 82,567 5.1
      Unemployed 112,529 4.2 232,635 7.5 120,106 106.7
      Percent of civilian labor force... 6.5... 12.0 5.5 84.6
    Armed Forces 2,340 0.1 2,536 0.1 196 8.4
  Not in labor force 931,144 34.8 1,162,956 37.4 231,812 24.9

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,627,769 100.0 1,710,336 100.0 82,567 5.1
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 52,069 3.2 59,320 3.5 7,251 13.9
  Construction 112,726 6.9 87,250 5.1 -25,476 -22.6
  Manufacturing 233,853 14.4 193,353 11.3 -40,500 -17.3
  Wholesale trade 66,017 4.1 47,915 2.8 -18,102 -27.4
  Retail trade 202,698 12.5 212,294 12.4 9,596 4.7
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 77,122 4.7 75,103 4.4 -2,019 -2.6
  Information 39,476 2.4 32,155 1.9 -7,321 -18.5
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 99,888 6.1 97,996 5.7 -1,892 -1.9
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 144,236 8.9 176,535 10.3 32,299 22.4
  Educational, health and social services 313,884 19.3 390,609 22.8 76,725 24.4
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 134,094 8.2 170,687 10.0 36,593 27.3
  Other services (except public administration) 80,151 4.9 86,741 5.1 6,590 8.2
  Public administration 71,555 4.4 80,378 4.7 8,823 12.3

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 1,991,168 (May 2012) to 1,967,637 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -23,531 ( -1.2%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,991,1681,986,7881,981,5091,974,3941,970,6561,967,637
  Employed1,823,3901,818,4921,808,8811,799,3721,800,0861,798,287
  Unemployed167,778168,296172,628175,022170,570169,350
  Unemployment rate 8.4 8.5 8.7 8.9 8.7 8.6

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 22.2 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,601,378). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 22.5 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,674,840).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 53.21% ( 1,702,385) of the population 5 years and over ( 3,199,323) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 18.30% ( 700,593) of the population 1 year and over ( 3,828,714) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $40,916 (2000) to $46,816 (2011) -- a change of $5,900 ( 14.42%). The per capita income increased from $20,940 (2000) to $25,228 (2011) -- a change of $4,288 ( 20.48%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $47,989 (2010) to $46,816 (2011) -- a change of ($1,173) ( -2.44%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.449 (2010) to 0.459 (2011) -- a change of 0.010 ( 2.227%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,335,109 100.0 1,516,979 100.0 181,870 13.6
  Less than $10,000 115,129 8.6 126,091 8.3 10,962 9.5
  $10,000 to $14,999 86,695 6.5 90,273 6.0 3,578 4.1
  $15,000 to $24,999 179,053 13.4 183,406 12.1 4,353 2.4
  $25,000 to $34,999 185,595 13.9 171,287 11.3 -14,308 -7.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 236,282 17.7 228,675 15.1 -7,607 -3.2
  $50,000 to $74,999 269,492 20.2 288,799 19.0 19,307 7.2
  $75,000 to $99,999 129,488 9.7 178,850 11.8 49,362 38.1
  $100,000 to $149,999 87,218 6.5 156,657 10.3 69,439 79.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 22,650 1.7 49,544 3.3 26,894 118.7
  $200,000 or more 23,507 1.8 43,397 2.9 19,890 84.6
  Median household income (dollars) 40,916... 46,816... 5,900 14.4
  Median family income (dollars) 48,680... 58,356... 9,676 19.9
  Per capita income (dollars) 20,940... 25,228... 4,288 20.5

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $145,441M (2011Q2) to $150,661M (2012Q2) -- a change of $5,220M ( 3.6%). Per capita personal income increased from $37,886 (2011Q2) to $38,912 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,682 ( 4.4%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 143,871145,441145,522146,365149,172150,661
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 142,536144,124144,230145,080147,636149,133
  Farm income 10.2/ 1,3351,3171,2921,2851,5371,529
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 103,354104,513104,473105,148107,464108,396
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 11,77811,86311,80711,85112,12412,190
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 5,0555,1065,0885,1195,1955,225
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 6,7236,7576,7196,7326,9296,965
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -2,723-2,764-2,753-2,762-2,872-2,895
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 88,85489,88689,91390,53592,46993,311
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 25,62626,04726,11626,27626,62527,204
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 29,39129,50829,49329,55430,07830,146
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 74,05974,88174,86775,29276,90277,484
Supplements to wages and salaries 18,03818,24618,23118,38918,65818,767
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 11,31611,48911,51211,65711,72911,802
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 6,7236,7576,7196,7326,9296,965
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 11,25711,38611,37511,46811,90412,145
  Farm proprietors' income 368349323317460586
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 10,88811,03711,05111,15111,44311,559
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 37,47737,88637,90738,12638,52738,912

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 7.91 (2000) to 11.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.61 (2000) to 17.50 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,832,640) with health insurance was 3,230,263. Of those with health insurance, 2,512,208 had private health insurance and 1,200,109 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 18.78% ( 593,301) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 3,158,684) had a disability. In 2011, 13.65% ( 523,018) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,832,640) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 1,452,709 (2000) to 1,684,244 (2011) -- a change of 231,535 ( 15.94%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 1,452,709 100.0 1,684,244 100.0 231,535 15.9
  Occupied housing units 1,333,723 91.8 1,516,979 90.1 183,256 13.7
    Owner-occupied housing units 856,951 59.0 922,012 54.7 65,061 7.6
    Renter-occupied housing units 476,772 32.8 594,967 35.3 118,195 24.8
  Vacant housing units 118,986 8.2 167,265 9.9 48,279 40.6

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $152,100 (2000) to $232,900 (2011) -- a change of $80,800 ( 53.12%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 856,951 100.0 922,012 100.0 65,061 7.6
  Less than $50,000 12,335 1.4 56,941 6.2 44,606 361.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 98,568 11.5 44,858 4.9 -53,710 -54.5
  $100,000 to $149,999 208,218 24.3 97,181 10.5 -111,037 -53.3
  $150,000 to $199,999 160,858 18.8 169,029 18.3 8,171 5.1
  $200,000 to $299,999 114,810 13.4 258,960 28.1 144,150 125.6
  $300,000 to $499,999 46,542 5.4 204,990 22.2 158,448 340.4
  $500,000 to $999,999 10,809 1.3 76,982 8.3 66,173 612.2
  $1,000,000 or more 1,729 0.2 13,071 1.4 11,342 656.0
Median value (dollars) 152,100... 232,900... 80,800 53.1

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $620 (2000) to $840 (2011) -- a change of $220 ( 35.48%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,125 (2000) to $1,546 (2011) -- a change of $421 ( 37.42%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 485,655 100.0 633,548 100.0 147,893 30.5
  Less than $300 1,472 0.3 1,150 0.2 -322 -21.9
  $300 to $499 17,954 3.7 9,631 1.5 -8,323 -46.4
  $500 to $699 51,745 10.7 22,910 3.6 -28,835 -55.7
  $700 to $999 121,247 25.0 74,197 11.7 -47,050 -38.8
  $1,000 to $1,499 175,004 36.0 192,056 30.3 17,052 9.7
  $1,500 to $1,999 74,835 15.4 164,910 26.0 90,075 120.4
  $2,000 or more 43,398 8.9 168,694 26.6 125,296 288.7
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,125... 1,546... 421 37.4
Housing units without a mortgage 168,214 34.6 288,464 100.0 120,250 71.5
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 303... 446... 143 47.2


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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