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Income/capita 87%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 3%
IndexNorthwestPortlandOregon
Income per capita$55,882$34,778$28,822
Median household income$65,129$58,423$53,270
Median income owner occupied$0$83,708$69,328
Median income renter occupied$0$36,883$34,215
Median earnings male$54,159$35,643$33,885
Median earnings female$40,089$29,549$24,038
Unemployment rate4.8%5.2%5.0%
Poverty leveln/a16.9%15.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Northwest is 87% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Northwest is 18% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Northwest is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Northwest is equal to the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $38,944$58,423$116,846
      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.

      Northwest median earnings by income bracket

      Northwest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.8%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.7%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services6.2%4.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%17.9%
      Public administration2.7%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.2%1.1%
      Education, health & social services14.8%31.8%
      Other38.5%31.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Stafford, OR1,945$125,556127%
      Bethany, OR22,819$117,056112%
      Rivergrove, OR438$106,87593%
      Happy Valley, OR17,474$106,19792%
      Cedar Mill, OR15,993$105,34790%
      Portland, OR620,589$58,4236%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709%
      Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828%
      Louisville, KY611,573$46,88115%
      Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133%
      Portland, OR620,589$58,4236%
      Source: The Northwest, Portland, OR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).