Income/capita 9%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 8%
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Income per capita$27,167$28,822$29,829
Median household income$44,859$53,270$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,340$69,328$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,064$34,215$35,192
Median earnings male$24,393$33,885$36,919
Median earnings female$18,166$24,038$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level23.1%15.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Eugene is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Eugene is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Eugene is 8% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Eugene is 53% higher than the national average

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      Eugene median earnings by income bracket

      Eugene employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.1%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector11.8%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services18.4%15.4%
      Public administration3.2%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.4%
      Education, health & social services18.7%40.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Creswell, OR5,154$55,7280.7%
      Harrisburg, OR3,687$51,9306.1%
      Coburg, OR1,194$51,3947.1%
      Junction City, OR5,735$45,77417.3%
      Veneta, OR4,741$43,75020.9%
      Eugene, OR161,649$44,85918.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Corona, CA161,614$72,30930.7%
      Salem, OR161,975$49,12611.2%
      Abbotsford, BC160,174n/a 
      Coquitlam, BC159,980n/a 
      Elk Grove, CA163,634$83,14150.3%
      Eugene, OR161,649$44,85918.9%
      Source: The Eugene, OR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).