Clackamas County, OR

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Population

416,075

0.825% growth

Poverty Rate

8.96%


Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$81,278

1.75% growth

Number of Employees

207,904

2.08% decline

Median Property Value

$439,100

8.63% growth

About

In 2018, Clackamas County, OR had a population of 416k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $81,278. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Clackamas County, OR grew from 412,672 to 416,075, a 0.825% increase and its median household income grew from $79,878 to $81,278, a 1.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clackamas County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.64%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.16%). N/A% of the people in Clackamas County, OR speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clackamas County, OR are Clackamas Community College (1,117 degrees awarded in 2017), Pioneer Pacific College (628 degrees), and Marylhurst University (345 degrees).

The median property value in Clackamas County, OR is $439,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.1%. Most people in Clackamas County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Clackamas County, OR is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Clackamas County, OR employs 208k people. The largest industries in Clackamas County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,859 people), Manufacturing (22,324 people), and Retail Trade (21,584 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,719), Public Administration ($72,738), and Finance & Insurance ($67,420).

Median household income in Clackamas County, OR is $81,278. Males in Clackamas County, OR have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,914. The income inequality in Clackamas County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,278

2018 value

± $2,579

1.75%

1 Year Growth

± 4.89%

Households in Clackamas County, OR have a median annual income of $81,278, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,878 in 2017, which represents a 1.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,934

Average Male Salary

± $1,731

$52,914

Average Female Salary

± $1,491

In 2018, full-time male employees in Oregon made 1.26 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

    $61,519 ± $5,197

  2. White

    $52,994 ± $1,122

  3. Two or More Races

    $41,469 ± $3,714

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 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 Clackamas County, OR is from Oregon.

0.466

2018 Wage GINI

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.54% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 204.03

  2. Census Tract 204.04

  3. Census Tract 227.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clackamas County, OR was Census Tract 204.03 with a value of $177,672, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 227.02, with respective values of $152,500 and $119,253.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clackamas County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clackamas County, OR (35.5k out of 397k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    30,011 ± 1,330

  2. Hispanic

    5,134 ± 577

  3. Two Or More

    1,487 ± 280

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clackamas County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

208k

2018 Value

± 7,868

-2.08%

1 Year decline

± 5.41%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clackamas County, OR declined at a rate of -2.08%, from 212k employees to 208k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clackamas County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,845 people), Management Occupations (25,785 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,673 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clackamas County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clackamas County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,845 people), Management Occupations (25,785 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clackamas County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.3 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clackamas County, OR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($130,396), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($115,282), and Management Occupations ($86,173).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

208k

2018 Value

± 7,868

-2.08%

1 Year decline

± 5.41%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clackamas County, OR declined at a rate of -2.08%, from 212k employees to 208k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clackamas County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,859 people), Manufacturing (22,324 people), and Retail Trade (21,584 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clackamas County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Clackamas County, 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 Clackamas County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,859 people), Manufacturing (22,324 people), and Retail Trade (21,584 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clackamas County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.27 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.46 times), and Utilities (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clackamas County, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,719), Public Administration ($72,738), and Finance & Insurance ($67,420).

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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

95.2% of the population of Clackamas County, OR has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see 1128 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.27% increase from the previous year (1103 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1287 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 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

1,128 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see an average of 1,128 patients per year. This represents a 2.27% increase from the previous year (1,103 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clackamas County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

4.81%

Uninsured

54.2%

Employer Coverage

12.4%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clackamas County, OR grew by 1% from 4.76% to 4.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clackamas County, 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%.

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Diversity

Clackamas County, OR is home to a population of 416k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.82% of Clackamas County, OR residents were born outside of the country (32.3k people).

In 2018, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (339k people) in Clackamas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.5k White (Hispanic) and 19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Clackamas County, OR was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Clackamas County, OR are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Clackamas County, OR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

32.3k people

7.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

31.8k people

As of 2017, 7.82% of Clackamas County, OR residents (32.3k 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 Clackamas County, OR was 7.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    152,733 ± 9,418 people

  2. Vietnam

    23,723 ± 3,771 people

  3. China

    21,482 ± 3,589 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 152,733 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 23,723 and China with 21,482.

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Citizenship

96%

2018 Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Clackamas County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Clackamas County, OR was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clackamas County, OR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    339k ± 534

  2. White (Hispanic)

    23.5k ± 3.51k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    19k ± 1.61k

In 2018, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (339k people) in Clackamas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.5k White (Hispanic) and 19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Clackamas County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,528 ± 1,300

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,258 ± 917

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,874 ± 1,082

Clackamas County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Clackamas County, OR awarded 2,216 degrees. The student population of Clackamas County, OR is skewed towards women, with 3,864 male students and 4,426 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clackamas County, OR are White (1,587 and 72.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (234 and 10.6%), Unknown (135 and 6.13%), and Two or More Races (77 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Clackamas County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Clackamas Community College (1,117 and 50.4%), Pioneer Pacific College (628 and 28.3%), and Marylhurst University (345 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Clackamas County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (479 and 21.6%), General Business Administration & Management (277 and 12.5%), and Medical Assistant (172 and 7.76%).

The median tuition costs in Clackamas County, OR are $20,835 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clackamas County, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 479 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,117 degrees awarded

  2. 628 degrees awarded

  3. 345 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,835

Median Private

In 2017, the Clackamas County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clackamas Community College with 1,117 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

772

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,444

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 772 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clackamas County, OR, which is 0.535 times less than the 1,444 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

    1,587 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    234 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    135 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clackamas County, OR were to White students. These 1,587 degrees mean that there were 6.78 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 234 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clackamas County, OR was $439,100 in 2018, which is 1.91 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $404,200 to $439,100, a 8.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Clackamas County, OR is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clackamas County, OR have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clackamas County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$439,100

2018 Median

± $9,796

$404,200

2017 Median

± $10,137

In 2018, the median property value in Clackamas County, OR grew to to $439,100 from the previous year's value of $404,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clackamas County, 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 Clackamas County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$81,278

Median Household Income

± $2,579

159k

Number of Households

± 6,273

In 2018, the median household income of the 159k households in Clackamas County, OR grew to $81,278 from the previous year's value of $79,878.

The following chart displays the households in Clackamas County, 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.1%

2018 Homeownership

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.1% of the housing units in Clackamas County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clackamas County, OR have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Clackamas County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.73%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Clackamas County, OR was Drove Alone (75.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.02%) and those who Worked At Home (8.73%).

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 Clackamas County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clackamas County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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