Portland employment information

Income per capita$32,438$27,173$28,555
Median household income$53,230$50,521$53,482
Median income owner occupied$77,664$66,256$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,874$31,756$33,219
Median earnings male$33,206$32,599$36,116
Median earnings female$27,388$22,655$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level18.3%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portland is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portland is equal to the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portland is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portland is 18% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Portland median earnings by income bracket

Portland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.8%1.0%
Manufacturing sector12.9%0.8%
Financial & insurance services3.4%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services16.0%11.9%
Public administration2.9%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.2%
Education, health & social services15.5%35.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Stafford, OR2,073$138,264159%
Bethany, OR21,658$111,023108%
Rivergrove, OR322$105,50097%
Happy Valley, OR15,693$100,43888%
Felida, WA7,416$100,25087%
Portland, OR602,568$53,2300%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oklahoma City, OK600,729$47,00412%
Louisville, KY605,762$44,80616%
Milwaukee, WI598,078$35,48934%
Las Vegas, NV597,353$50,9035%
Baltimore, MD622,271$41,81922%
Portland, OR602,568$53,2300%
Source: The Portland, OR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.