Downtown Portland 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 6,375 residents in Downtown Portland, with a median age of 40.2. Of this, 52.91% are males and 47.07% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.97% of the resident pool in Downtown Portland, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.32%. Additionally, 9.71% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,025 people in Downtown Portland currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,375 0.4%
Male Population 3,373 0.7%
Female Population 3,001 0.1%
Male population 52.91%
Female population 47.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.2 -7.6%
Citizen US Born 5,225 -2.3%
Citizen not US Born 530 28.6%
Not Citizen 619 5.3%
Citizen US Born 81.97%
Citizen not US Born 8.32%
Not Citizen 9.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 151 -20.5%
Moved from Same County 1,073 4.6%
Moved from Same State 429 1.7%
Moved from Different State 682 -4.2%
Same House as Last Year 4,025 1.1%
Moved from Abroad 2.37%
Moved from Same County 16.87%
Moved from Same State 6.75%
Moved from Different State 10.72%
Same House as Last Year 63.29%

What are the employment statistics in Downtown Portland?

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White-collar workers make up 90.97% of the working population in Downtown Portland, while blue-collar employees account for 9.03%. There are also 329 entrepreneurs in Downtown Portland (9.77% of the workforce); 2,244 workers employed in private companies (66.63%); and 411 people working in governmental institutions (12.2%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,064 5.0%
Blue Collar 304 20.6%
White Collar 90.97%
Blue Collar 9.03%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 329 -1.8%
Private Companies 2,244 12.4%
Governmental Workers 411 -14.2%
Not for Profit Companies 384 7.3%
Self Employees 9.77%
Private Companies 66.63%
Governmental Workers 12.2%
Not for Profit Companies 11.4%

How many households are there in Downtown Portland?

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There are a total of 3,526 households in Downtown Portland, each made up of around 1 members. Family establishments represent 22.23% of these Downtown Portland households, while non-family units account for the remaining 77.77%. Additionally, 6.32% of households have children and 93.68% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,526 4.8%
Average People Per Household 1 -4.0%
Family Households 784 -4.0%
Non-family Households 2,742 7.6%
Family Households 22.23%
Non-family Households 77.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 223 -5.5%
Households without Children 3,303 5.6%
Households with Children 6.32%
Households without Children 93.68%

What are the median and average incomes in Downtown Portland?

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The average annual household income in Downtown Portland is $77,697, while the median household income sits at $50,395 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $66,576, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $63,940. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $25,472 and $50,458, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $77,697 0.8%
Median Household Income $50,395 34.7%
People below Poverty Level 1,490 -3.9%
People above Poverty Level 4,120 1.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Downtown Portland?

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There are 3,840 housing units in Downtown Portland, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1955. Of the 3,526 occupied housing units in Downtown Portland, 24.33% are owner-occupied, while 75.67% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 64.34% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $679,050. In general, housing costs reach $1,242 per month in Downtown Portland.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 3,840 3.6%
Median Year Built 1955 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 980 -0.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 229 2.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 296 -6.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 333 0.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 329 7.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 456 23.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 599 15.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 416 -12.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 202 11.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,526 4.8%
Owner Occupied 858 2.6%
Renter Occupied 2,668 5.5%
Owner Occupied 24.33%
Renter Occupied 75.67%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 552 2.0%
Without Mortgage 306 3.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $679,050 4.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $479,300 -1.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,242 10.0%
With Mortgage 64.34%
Without Mortgage 35.66%

What is the level of education in Downtown Portland?

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Approximately 13.84% of the population in Downtown Portland holds a high school degree (that's 765 residents), while 22.76% have attained a college certificate (1,258 locals) and 29.93% have a bachelor's degree (1,654 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 177 25.5%
Some High School 765 2.7%
Some College 1,258 -2.6%
Associate Degree 311 -2.5%
Bachelor's Degree 1,654 5.2%
Graduate Degree 1,362 0.4%
No High School 3.2%
Some High School 13.84%
Some College 22.76%
Associate Degree 5.63%
Bachelor's Degree 29.93%
Graduate Degree 24.64%

What is the marital status of Downtown Portland residents?

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A total of 3,306 people in Downtown Portland have never been married (which represents 53.41% of the total population), while 1,650 of them are wedded (26.66%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 124 (2%) and 909 (14.68%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 3,306 -0.6%
Married 1,650 -5.5%
Separated 124 3.3%
Widowed 201 -6.9%
Divorced 909 23.7%
Never Married 53.41%
Married 26.66%
Separated 2%
Widowed 3.25%
Divorced 14.68%

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 1,143 residents commute by car, 880 prefer going to work by walking and 299 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,143 -2.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 299 -1.0%
Railroad 268 25.8%
Bicycle 105 10.5%
Motorcycle 1 0.0%
TaxiCab 13 85.7%
Walk 880 -1.8%

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 97201 97204 97205

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