Oregon City, OR

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2022 Population
37,418
0.694% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.8%
30% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$90,174
5.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$473,900
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,921
0.206% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Oregon City, OR had a population of 37.4k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $90,174. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oregon City, OR grew from 37,160 to 37,418, a 0.694% increase and its median household income grew from $85,193 to $90,174, a 5.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oregon City, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.98%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.49%).

None of the households in Oregon City, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Oregon City, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oregon City, OR are Clackamas Community College (860 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oregon City, OR was $473,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Oregon City, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oregon City, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oregon City, OR is home to a population of 37.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.18% of Oregon City, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.94k people).

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.8k people) in Oregon City, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Oregon City, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oregon City, OR was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oregon City, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 788
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.49k ± 357
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 464
4.94%
Hispanic Population
1.85k people

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.8k people) in Oregon City, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.94% of the people in Oregon City, OR are hispanic (1.85k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oregon City, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.94k people
4.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.81k people

As of 2022, 5.18% of Oregon City, OR residents (1.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oregon City, OR was 4.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    640 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    522 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    389 ± 140

Oregon City, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oregon City, OR employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Oregon City, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,173 people), Construction (2,231 people), and Retail Trade (2,066 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($98,043), Finance & Insurance ($81,806), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,438).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,249
−0.206%
1 Year decline
± 9.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oregon City, OR declined at a rate of −0.206%, from 19k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oregon City, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,384 people), Management Occupations (2,017 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,840 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oregon City, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,249
−0.206%
1 Year decline
± 9.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oregon City, OR declined at a rate of −0.206%, from 19k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oregon City, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,173 people), Construction (2,231 people), and Retail Trade (2,066 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oregon City, OR, though some of these residents may live in Oregon City, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,267
Median earning men ± $4,144
$44,181
Median earning women ± $2,709

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($133,594), Public Administration ($109,063), and Information ($79,013).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,503), Information ($61,341), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oregon City, OR awarded 860 degrees. The student population of Oregon City, OR in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,331 male students and 2,307 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oregon City, OR are White (594 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (109 and 12.7%), Two or More Races (55 and 6.41%), and Unknown (50 and 5.83%).

The largest universities in Oregon City, OR by number of degrees awarded are Clackamas Community College (860 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oregon City, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (371 and 43.1%), Water Quality, Wastewater Treatment Management, & Recycling Technology (36 and 4.19%), and Social Work (31 and 3.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,638 students enrolled in Oregon City, OR, 50.3% men and 49.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,996 records, of which 48.7% were women and 51.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 371 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oregon City, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 371 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Oregon City, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
860 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clackamas Community College with 860 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 351 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oregon City, OR, which is 0.69 times less than the 509 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 594 degrees mean that there were 5.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 109 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,265) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($585) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oregon City, OR was $473,900 in 2022, which is 1.68 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $411,500 to $473,900, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Oregon City, OR is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oregon City, OR have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oregon City, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oregon City, OR is $90,174. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Oregon City, OR was Census Tract 226.06 with a value of $118,470, followed by Census Tract 226.02 and Census Tract 230.01, with respective values of $117,735 and $116,801.

Property

$473,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,208
$9,010
Median Property Taxes
±$557

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oregon City, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oregon City, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.3% of the housing units in Oregon City, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 226.06
  2. Census Tract 226.02
  3. Census Tract 230.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oregon City, OR was Census Tract 226.06 with a value of $118,470, followed by Census Tract 226.02 and Census Tract 230.01, with respective values of $117,735 and $116,801.

The following map shows all of the places in Oregon City, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$90,174
Median Household Income
± $5,202
13.8k
Number of Households
± 881

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Oregon City, OR grew to $90,174 from the previous year's value of $85,193.

The following chart displays the households in Oregon City, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oregon City, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.31%)

In 2022, 73.4% of workers in Oregon City, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oregon City, OR have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Oregon City, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oregon City, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oregon City, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oregon City, OR (2.85k out of 36.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oregon City, OR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Oregon City, OR has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.974% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see 1092 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1194 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 280 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clackamas County, OR

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see an average of 1,092 patients per year. This represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1,098 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clackamas County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.18%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.974%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oregon City, OR declined by 9.05% from 6.8% to 6.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oregon City, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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