Northwest demographics profile

StatisticNorthwestPortlandOregon
Population21,700620,5893,982,267
Population density (sq mi)1,5844,65040
Median age37.736.839.1
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1825%45%42%
Speak Englishn/a81%85%
Speak Spanishn/a7%9%
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  • The population density in Northwest is 66% lower than Portland.
  • The median age in Northwest is 2% higher than Portland.
  • In Northwest 83.82% of the population is White.
  • In Northwest 2.66% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Northwest 6.11% of the population is Asian.

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Northwest population breakdown by race

RaceNorthwestPortlandOregon
White83.82%77.73%85.07%
Black or African American2.66%5.71%1.86%
Asian6.11%7.58%4.02%
American Indian0.49%0.69%1.14%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.65%0.38%
Mixed race5.25%5.20%4.41%
Other race1.50%2.43%3.13%
In Northwest, 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 Northwest, Portland, OR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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