Astoria, OR

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Population

38,021

0.959% growth

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$49,828

4.92% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

17,121

1.67% growth

Median Property Value

$253,900

3.46% growth

About

In 2017, Astoria, OR had a population of 38k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $49,828. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Astoria, OR grew from 37,660 to 38,021, a 0.959% increase and its median household income grew from $47,492 to $49,828, a 4.92% increase.

The population of Astoria, OR is 86% White Alone, 8.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.31% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Astoria, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Astoria, OR are Clatsop Community College (190 degrees awarded in 2017) and Christian Culinary Academy (3 degrees).

The median property value in Astoria, OR is $253,900, and the homeownership rate is 61.1%. Most people in Astoria, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Astoria, OR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Astoria, OR employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Astoria, OR are Retail Trade (2,651 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,469), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($54,239).

Median household income in Astoria, OR is $49,828. Males in Astoria, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Astoria, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,828

2017 value

± $1,932

4.92%

1 Year Growth

± 5.79%

Households in Astoria, OR have a median annual income of $49,828, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,492 in 2016, which represents a 4.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Astoria, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Astoria, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $83,068, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $81,278 and $71,186.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Astoria, OR (4.55k out of 37.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,690 ± 391

  2. Hispanic

    591 ± 167

  3. Other

    367 ± 161

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Astoria, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.1k

2017 Value

± 797

1.67%

1 Year growth

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Astoria, OR grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 16.8k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Astoria, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,458 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,986 people), and Management Occupations (1,646 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Astoria, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Astoria, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,458 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,986 people), and Management Occupations (1,646 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Astoria, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.09 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.56 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Astoria, OR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,409), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,893), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,164).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.1k

2017 Value

± 797

1.67%

1 Year growth

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Astoria, OR grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 16.8k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Astoria, OR, are Retail Trade (2,651 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Astoria, OR, though some of these residents may live in Astoria, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Astoria, OR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,651 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,259 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Astoria, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.45 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.75 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Astoria, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($88,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,469), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($54,239).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $20.9B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $13.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.9B, followed by Electronics ($15.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($13.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$146B

2020 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

37.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $146B. This is expected to increase 37.6% to $201B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.1B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $3.12B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $28.1B, followed by California with $19.5B and Minnesota and $3.12B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.4% of the population of Astoria, OR has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 3.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Astoria, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Astoria, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.61%

Uninsured

36.5%

Employer Coverage

19.1%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

3.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Astoria, OR declined by 14.2% from 11.2% to 9.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Astoria, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Astoria, OR is home to a population of 38k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.57% of Astoria, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.74k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Astoria, OR is composed of 32.7k White Alone residents (86%), 3.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.31%), 1.26k Two or More Races residents (3.31%), 356 Asian Alone residents (0.936%), 282 Black or African American Alone residents (0.742%), 132 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.347%), 125 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.329%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Astoria, OR was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Astoria, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Astoria, OR residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.74k people

4.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.84k people

As of 2017, 4.57% of Astoria, OR residents (1.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Astoria, OR was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Astoria, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Astoria, OR was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.7k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.16k ± 462

  3. Two or More Races

    1.26k ± 143

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White Alone residents (32.7k people) in Astoria, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.16k Hispanic or Latino and 1.26k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Astoria, OR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,580 ± 206

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    545 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    355 ± 105

Astoria, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Astoria, OR awarded 193 degrees. The student population of Astoria, OR is skewed towards women, with 382 male students and 437 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Astoria, OR are White (158 and 81.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19 and 9.84%), Two or More Races (6 and 3.11%), and Unknown (5 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Astoria, OR by number of degrees awarded are Clatsop Community College (190 and 98.4%) and Christian Culinary Academy (3 and 1.55%).

The most popular majors in Astoria, OR are General Studies (49 and 25.4%), Welding Technology (37 and 19.2%), and Medical Assistant (24 and 12.4%).

The median tuition costs in Astoria, OR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Astoria, OR was General Studies with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Astoria, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 190 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Astoria, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clatsop Community College with 190 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

90

Degrees Awarded to Men

103

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 90 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Astoria, OR, which is 0.874 times less than the 103 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    158 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Astoria, OR were to White students. These 158 degrees mean that there were 8.32 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Astoria, OR was $253,900 in 2017, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,400 to $253,900, a 3.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Astoria, OR is 61.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Astoria, OR have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Astoria, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$253,900

2017 Median

± $7,617

$245,400

2016 Median

± $8,535

In 2017, the median property value in Astoria, OR grew to to $253,900 from the previous year's value of $245,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Astoria, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Astoria, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$49,828

Median Household Income

± $1,932

16k

Number of Households

± 750

In 2017, the median household income of the 16k households in Astoria, OR grew to $49,828 from the previous year's value of $47,492.

The following chart displays the households in Astoria, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Astoria, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Astoria, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

61.1%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.1% of the housing units in Astoria, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Astoria, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Astoria, OR have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Astoria, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Walked

    7.31%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Astoria, OR was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Walked (7.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Astoria, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Astoria, OR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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