Portland demographics profile

StatisticPortlandOregonNational
Population620,5893,982,267318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,6504091
Median age36.839.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English81%85%79%
Speak Spanish7%9%13%
Portland, OR has a population of 620,589 and is the 27th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,650 per sq mi which is 11642% higher than the Oregon average and 5032% higher than the national average. The median age in Portland is 37 which is approximately 6% lower than the Oregon average of 39. In Portland, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 40% of Portland residents were born in Oregon, 45% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Portland is 11642% higher than Oregon.
  • The median age in Portland is 6% lower than Oregon.
  • In Portland 77.73% of the population is White.
  • In Portland 5.71% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Portland 7.58% of the population is Asian.

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Portland population breakdown by race

RacePortlandOregonNational
White77.73%85.07%73.35%
Black or African American5.71%1.86%12.63%
Asian7.58%4.02%5.22%
American Indian0.69%1.14%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.65%0.38%0.18%
Mixed race5.20%4.41%3.06%
Other race2.43%3.13%4.75%
In Portland, 9.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Portland, OR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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