Downtown Portland, Portland, OR Demographics

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

What is the population of Downtown Portland?

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There are 6,284 residents in Downtown Portland, with a median age of 35.8. Of this, 52.69% are males and 47.31% are females. US-born citizens make up 83.64% of the resident pool in Downtown Portland, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.23%. Additionally, 8.13% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 3,989 people in Downtown Portland currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,284 -1.4%
Male Population 3,311 -1.8%
Female Population 2,973 -0.9%
Male population 52.69%
Female population 47.31%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.8 -10.9%
Citizen US Born 5,255 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 517 -2.5%
Not Citizen 511 -17.4%
Citizen US Born 83.64%
Citizen not US Born 8.23%
Not Citizen 8.13%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 144 -4.6%
Moved from Same County 1,067 -0.6%
Moved from Same State 418 -2.6%
Moved from Different State 654 -4.1%
Same House as Last Year 3,989 -0.9%
Moved from Abroad 2.3%
Moved from Same County 17.01%
Moved from Same State 6.66%
Moved from Different State 10.43%
Same House as Last Year 63.6%

What are the employment statistics in Downtown Portland?

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White-collar workers make up 90.81% of the working population in Downtown Portland, while blue-collar employees account for 9.19%. There are also 297 entrepreneurs in Downtown Portland (9.07% of the workforce); 2,223 workers employed in private companies (67.88%); and 359 people working in governmental institutions (10.96%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,973 -3.0%
Blue Collar 301 -1.0%
White Collar 90.81%
Blue Collar 9.19%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 297 -9.7%
Private Companies 2,223 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 359 -12.7%
Not for Profit Companies 396 3.1%
Self Employees 9.07%
Private Companies 67.88%
Governmental Workers 10.96%
Not for Profit Companies 12.09%

How many households are there in Downtown Portland?

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There are a total of 3,506 households in Downtown Portland, each made up of around 1 members. Family establishments represent 22.68% of these Downtown Portland households, while non-family units account for the remaining 77.32%. Additionally, 6.9% of households have children and 93.1% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,506 -0.6%
Average People Per Household 1 0.7%
Family Households 795 1.4%
Non-family Households 2,711 -1.1%
Family Households 22.68%
Non-family Households 77.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 242 8.5%
Households without Children 3,264 -1.2%
Households with Children 6.9%
Households without Children 93.1%

What are the median and average incomes in Downtown Portland?

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The average annual household income in Downtown Portland is $81,555, while the median household income sits at $54,760 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $69,596, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $33,591. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $33,095 and $52,125, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $81,555 5.0%
Median Household Income $54,760 8.7%
People below Poverty Level 1,412 -5.2%
People above Poverty Level 4,135 0.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Downtown Portland?

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There are 3,868 housing units in Downtown Portland, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1955. Of the 3,506 occupied housing units in Downtown Portland, 25.01% are owner-occupied, while 74.99% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.51% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $643,800. In general, housing costs reach $1,281 per month in Downtown Portland.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,868 0.7%
Median Year Built 1955 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 978 -0.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 228 -0.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 297 0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 359 7.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 262 -20.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 471 3.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 528 -11.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 468 12.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 266 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 11 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,506 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 877 2.2%
Renter Occupied 2,629 -1.5%
Owner Occupied 25.01%
Renter Occupied 74.99%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 557 0.9%
Without Mortgage 320 4.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $643,800 -5.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $565,900 18.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,281 3.1%
With Mortgage 63.51%
Without Mortgage 36.49%

What is the level of education in Downtown Portland?

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Approximately 16.16% of the population in Downtown Portland holds a high school degree (that's 884 residents), while 23.07% have attained a college certificate (1,262 locals) and 29.56% have a bachelor's degree (1,617 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 167 -5.7%
Some High School 884 15.6%
Some College 1,262 0.3%
Associate Degree 285 -8.4%
Bachelor's Degree 1,617 -2.2%
Graduate Degree 1,256 -7.8%
No High School 3.05%
Some High School 16.16%
Some College 23.07%
Associate Degree 5.21%
Bachelor's Degree 29.56%
Graduate Degree 22.96%

What is the marital status of Downtown Portland residents?

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A total of 3,293 people in Downtown Portland have never been married (which represents 54.13% of the total population), while 1,629 of them are wedded (26.78%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 103 (1.69%) and 879 (14.45%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 3,293 -0.4%
Married 1,629 -1.3%
Separated 103 -16.9%
Widowed 179 -10.9%
Divorced 879 -3.3%
Never Married 54.13%
Married 26.78%
Separated 1.69%
Widowed 2.94%
Divorced 14.45%

What are the most common means of transportation in Downtown Portland?

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The top three means of transportation people in Downtown Portland use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,111 residents commute by car, 738 prefer going to work by walking and 248 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,111 -2.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 248 -17.1%
Railroad 245 -8.6%
Bicycle 93 -11.4%
TaxiCab 1 -92.3%
Walk 738 -16.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 97201 97204 97205

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