Oregon Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Oregon?

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There are 4,218,246 residents in Oregon, with a median age of 45. Of this, 49.6% are males and 50.4% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.95% of the resident pool in Oregon, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.85%. Additionally, 5.2% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 3,481,810 people in Oregon currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 4,218,246 1.1%
Male Population 2,092,095 1.1%
Female Population 2,126,151 1.1%
Male population 49.6%
Female population 50.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 45 2.3%
Citizen US Born 3,752,206 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 246,569 5.0%
Not Citizen 219,471 -3.4%
Citizen US Born 88.95%
Citizen not US Born 5.85%
Not Citizen 5.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 22,850 1.9%
Moved from Same County 379,071 -4.1%
Moved from Same State 152,203 1.3%
Moved from Different State 140,952 -0.7%
Same House as Last Year 3,481,810 1.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.55%
Moved from Same County 9.08%
Moved from Same State 3.64%
Moved from Different State 3.37%
Same House as Last Year 83.36%

What are the employment statistics in Oregon?

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White-collar workers make up 78.71% of the working population in Oregon, while blue-collar employees account for 21.29%. There are also 233,729 entrepreneurs in Oregon (11.5% of the workforce); 1,320,213 workers employed in private companies (64.96%); and 281,384 people working in governmental institutions (13.85%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,599,569 2.2%
Blue Collar 432,773 0.4%
White Collar 78.71%
Blue Collar 21.29%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 233,729 1.9%
Private Companies 1,320,213 1.3%
Governmental Workers 281,384 2.8%
Not for Profit Companies 197,016 3.4%
Self Employees 11.5%
Private Companies 64.96%
Governmental Workers 13.85%
Not for Profit Companies 9.69%

How many households are there in Oregon?

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There are a total of 1,658,396 households in Oregon, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63% of these Oregon households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37%. Additionally, 28.42% of households have children and 71.58% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,658,396 1.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.8%
Family Households 1,044,788 1.8%
Non-family Households 613,608 2.1%
Family Households 63%
Non-family Households 37%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 471,287 2.1%
Households without Children 1,187,109 1.8%
Households with Children 28.42%
Households without Children 71.58%

What are the median and average incomes in Oregon?

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The average annual household income in Oregon is $76,832, while the median household income sits at $56,875 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $67,990, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $70,187. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $44,479 and $47,770, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $76,832 2.9%
Median Household Income $56,875 4.2%
People below Poverty Level 504,411 -5.0%
People above Poverty Level 3,590,397 2.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Oregon?

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There are 1,806,140 housing units in Oregon, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 1,658,396 occupied housing units in Oregon, 62.78% are owner-occupied, while 37.22% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.97% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $289,200. In general, housing costs reach $987 per month in Oregon.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,806,140 1.1%
Median Year Built 1977 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 203,669 0.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 94,063 -0.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 143,722 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 163,627 -0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 335,138 -1.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 197,563 0.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 304,935 0.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 250,470 -0.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 112,953 25.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,658,396 1.9%
Owner Occupied 1,041,068 2.5%
Renter Occupied 617,328 0.9%
Owner Occupied 62.78%
Renter Occupied 37.22%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 686,754 2.3%
Without Mortgage 354,314 2.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $289,200 6.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $271,200 10.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $987 4.4%
With Mortgage 65.97%
Without Mortgage 34.03%

What is the level of education in Oregon?

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Approximately 28.69% of the population in Oregon holds a high school degree (that's 994,015 residents), while 29.28% have attained a college certificate (1,014,631 locals) and 19.26% have a bachelor's degree (667,486 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 107,652 -1.7%
Some High School 994,015 0.3%
Some College 1,014,631 0.9%
Associate Degree 289,900 3.0%
Bachelor's Degree 667,486 3.9%
Graduate Degree 391,497 3.5%
No High School 3.11%
Some High School 28.69%
Some College 29.28%
Associate Degree 8.37%
Bachelor's Degree 19.26%
Graduate Degree 11.3%

What is the marital status of Oregon residents?

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A total of 1,090,720 people in Oregon have never been married (which represents 30.79% of the total population), while 1,776,195 of them are wedded (50.14%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 49,988 (1.41%) and 443,900 (12.53%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,090,720 1.9%
Married 1,776,195 1.3%
Separated 49,988 -4.3%
Widowed 181,711 1.2%
Divorced 443,900 0.6%
Never Married 30.79%
Married 50.14%
Separated 1.41%
Widowed 5.13%
Divorced 12.53%

What are the most common means of transportation in Oregon?

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The top three means of transportation people in Oregon use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,592,970 residents commute by car, 71,629 prefer going to work by walking and 58,968 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,592,970 -0.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 58,968 -10.1%
Railroad 10,956 1.5%
Ferryboat 271 -4.2%
Bicycle 39,282 -4.9%
Motorcycle 3,821 -11.3%
TaxiCab 2,269 5.4%
Walk 71,629 -2.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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