The Dalles, OR

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Population

25,687

0.117% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$48,510

3.62% growth

Number of Employees

11,254

1.23% growth

Median Property Value

$191,400

4.99% growth

About

In 2017, The Dalles, OR had a population of 25.7k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $48,510. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of The Dalles, OR grew from 25,657 to 25,687, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $46,814 to $48,510, a 3.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in The Dalles, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.4%), White (Hispanic) (12%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.33%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%). N/A% of the people in The Dalles, OR speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in The Dalles, OR are Columbia Gorge Community College (276 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in The Dalles, OR is $191,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.1%. Most people in The Dalles, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in The Dalles, OR is 2 cars per household.

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 The Dalles, OR employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in The Dalles, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,935 people), Retail Trade (1,676 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,136 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,136), Finance & Insurance ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,563).

Median household income in The Dalles, OR is $48,510. Males in The Dalles, 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 The Dalles, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,510

2017 value

± $2,079

3.62%

1 Year Growth

± 6.09%

Households in The Dalles, OR have a median annual income of $48,510, 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 $46,814 in 2016, which represents a 3.62% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oregon by number of full-time 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 The Dalles, 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 The Dalles, 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.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in The Dalles, OR (3.45k out of 25.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,933 ± 306

  2. Hispanic

    514 ± 150

  3. Two Or More

    153 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in The Dalles, 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

11.3k

2017 Value

± 675

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 8.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in The Dalles, OR grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in The Dalles, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,445 people), Management Occupations (1,143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,088 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of The Dalles, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of The Dalles, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,445 people), Management Occupations (1,143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,088 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, The Dalles, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.52 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of The Dalles, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,375), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,214), and Management Occupations ($61,217).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 675

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 8.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in The Dalles, OR grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in The Dalles, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,935 people), Retail Trade (1,676 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,136 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of The Dalles, OR, though some of these residents may live in The Dalles, 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 The Dalles, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,935 people), Retail Trade (1,676 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, The Dalles, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.53 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.35 times), and Retail Trade (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in The Dalles, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,136), Finance & Insurance ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,563).

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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

90.6% of the population of The Dalles, OR has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in The Dalles, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oregon 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

9.37%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

1.84%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in The Dalles, OR declined by 13.1% from 10.8% to 9.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in The Dalles, 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

The Dalles, OR is home to a population of 25.7k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.65% of The Dalles, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.97k people).

In 2017, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.4k people) in The Dalles, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k White (Hispanic) and 1.11k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in The Dalles, OR was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in The Dalles, OR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all The Dalles, OR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.97k people

7.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.94k people

As of 2017, 7.65% of The Dalles, OR residents (1.97k 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 The Dalles, OR was 7.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of The Dalles, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in The Dalles, OR was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in The Dalles, OR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.4k ± 22

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.09k ± 452

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    1.11k ± 422

In 2017, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.4k people) in The Dalles, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k White (Hispanic) and 1.11k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,001 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    315 ± 106

  3. Korea

    220 ± 100

The Dalles, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in The Dalles, OR awarded 276 degrees. The student population of The Dalles, OR is skewed towards women, with 295 male students and 496 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in The Dalles, OR are White (171 and 62%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (82 and 29.7%), Unknown (10 and 3.62%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in The Dalles, OR by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Gorge Community College (276 and 100%).

The most popular majors in The Dalles, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (95 and 34.4%), General Studies (67 and 24.3%), and Registered Nursing (27 and 9.78%).

The median tuition costs in The Dalles, 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. 95 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in The Dalles, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 95 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

276 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the The Dalles, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Gorge Community College with 276 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

102

Degrees Awarded to Men

174

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in The Dalles, OR, which is 0.586 times less than the 174 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

    171 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in The Dalles, OR were to White students. These 171 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 82 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in The Dalles, OR was $191,400 in 2017, which is 0.833 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,300 to $191,400, a 4.99% increase. The homeownership rate in The Dalles, OR is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in The Dalles, OR have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in The Dalles, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$191,400

2017 Median

± $8,498

$182,300

2016 Median

± $6,503

In 2017, the median property value in The Dalles, OR grew to to $191,400 from the previous year's value of $182,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in The Dalles, 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 The Dalles, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,510

Median Household Income

± $2,079

10.1k

Number of Households

± 543

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in The Dalles, OR grew to $48,510 from the previous year's value of $46,814.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.1% of the housing units in The Dalles, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in The Dalles, OR have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in The Dalles, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in The Dalles, OR was Drove Alone (75%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (7.94%).

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

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