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47%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
32%
Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexPortlandOregonNational
Income per capita$43,811$28,822$29,829
Median household income$73,159$53,270$55,322
Median income owner occupied$103,317$69,328$70,586
Median income renter occupied$49,643$34,215$35,192
Median earnings male$44,409$33,885$36,919
Median earnings female$36,137$24,038$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level13.1%15.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Portland is 47% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Portland is 32% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Portland is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Portland is 14% lower than the national average

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      $48,767 $73,159 $146,318
      City
      $35,509 $53,270 $106,540
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Portland median earnings by income bracket

      Portland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%7.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.3%12.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.7%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.9%
      Public administration3.3%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%6.9%
      Education, health & social services15.0%15.0%
      Other34.8%34.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Stafford, OR1,940$158,977187.4%
      Rivergrove, OR604$144,583161.3%
      Felida, WA9,842$135,962145.8%
      Bethany, OR28,047$135,417144.8%
      Bull Mountain, OR9,732$126,389128.5%
      Portland, OR650,380$73,15932.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Memphis, TN650,910$41,86424.3%
      Oklahoma City, OK649,821$56,4562.0%
      Las Vegas, NV644,594$58,3775.5%
      Nashville, TN667,070$62,08712.2%
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%
      Portland, OR650,380$73,15932.2%
      Source: The Portland, OR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).