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Portland Demographics

Portland is comprised of a very diverse mix of cultures and lifestyles.  Growing significantly over the decades, it is home to a wide variety of people and is a home to art, culture, cuisine, tourism and industry that draws people from all facets of life.

Population

As of 2000, in Portland there were:

  • 223,737 households with an average size of 2.3
    • 24.5% - with no children under the age of 18
    • 38.1% - are married couples
    • 10.8% - single female households
    • 47.1% - are non-families
    • 34.6% - are individuals
    • 9.0% - are 65 and older and the only member of their household
  • 118,356 families with an average size of 3
  • 529,121 population
  • The Portland metropolitan statistical area (Portland and the close suburbs surrounding it) account for a population of over 2 million people, making Portland the 23rd largest metro in the United States.

Age distribution

  • 21.1% - under 18
  • 10.3% - 18 to 24
  • 34.7% - 25 to 44
  • 22.4% - 45 to 64
  • 11.6% - 65 and older
  • Median age is 35

Racial Makeup

  • 77.91% - White
  • 6.81% - Hispanic or Latino
  • 6.64% - African American
  • 6.33% - Asian
  • 1.06% - Native American
  • 0.38% - Pacific Islander
  • 3.55% - Other races
  • 4.15% - 2 or more races

  Income

  • Median household income - $40,146
  • Median household income for a family - $50,271
  • Males median income - $35,279
  • Females median income - $29,344
  • Per capita income - $22,643
  • 13.1% are below the poverty line
  • 8.5% of families are below the poverty line