Portland, OR

639,635 Population
133.5 square miles 4,793 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
15.6%
was 15.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in OR
Population Density
4,793
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.7%
was 37.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.7%
was 14.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in OR
Percent Under 18
18.3%
was 18.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in OR
Percent 65 and Over
12.4%
was 11.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in OR

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.7
was 4.8
Ranked 5th Lowest in OR
Percent Living in Poverty
14.7%
was 18.2%
Ranked 5th Lowest in OR
Median Household Income
$58,423
was $55,571
Ranked 3rd Highest in OR
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.1
48.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
482.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,864.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
280,479
was 268,056
Ranked 1st Highest in OR
Median Rent
$1,153
was $956
Ranked 4th Highest in OR
Total Building Permits
3,755
was 2,298
 
Occupied Housing Units
263,774
was 253,021
 
Homeownership Rate
52.0%
was 53.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in OR
Single Family Building Permits
763
was 644
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,101.6
was 2,008.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in OR
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.7%
was 11.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in OR
Multifamily Building Permits
2,992
was 1,654
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 6th Highest in OR
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
14.0
was 8.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.1
was 3.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.3%
was 95.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in OR
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in OR
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 99.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in OR

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.7%
was 90.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in OR
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
49.6%
was 46.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in OR

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