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Portland, Oregon - Basic Facts

Portland is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Portland.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Multnomah County at latitude 45.5235 and longitude -122.6762. Multnomah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Bridgetown, P-town, Puddletown, Rip City, River City, Stumptown, The City of Roses.

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Portland, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 24 94th
Diversity Index2 # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 137 64th
Per Capita Income # 56 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Portland, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 602,686
Population in Households 585,342
Population in Familes 384,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,344
Population Density1 4,517
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 257,211
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 128,157
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 274,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131,913 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 125,298 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,151 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $299,610
Average Home Value $359,809
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,232
Average Household Income $69,352
Per Capita Income $29,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.75% 0.99%
Households 0.81% 1.04%
Families 0.49% 0.86%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

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