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West Slope, Oregon - Basic Facts

The West Slope Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washington County at latitude 45.4962 and longitude -122.7731. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 358 feet.

The formal official name is the West Slope Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Slope, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for West Slope indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the West Slope Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,618
Population in Households 6,572
Population in Familes 4,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 4,090
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 2,931
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,680
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,688 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,243 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $410,504
Average Home Value $442,042


Median Household Income $63,750
Average Household Income $90,806
Per Capita Income $40,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.68%
Households 0.22% 0.67%
Families -0.08% 0.58%
Median Household Income   5.93%
Per Capita Income   3.86%
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.


West Slope, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Slope 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 # 85 78th
Population Density1 # 39 90th
Diversity Index2 # 118 69th
Median Household Income # 36 91st
Per Capita Income # 15 96th

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