Clackamas County, OR

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2022 Population
420,925
0.561% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.721% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.58%
1.05% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,740
8.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$532,200
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
206,612
0.296% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clackamas County, OR had a population of 421k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $95,740. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clackamas County, OR grew from 418,577 to 420,925, a 0.561% increase and its median household income grew from $88,517 to $95,740, a 8.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clackamas County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.23%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.68%), White (Hispanic) (3.43%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in Clackamas County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Clackamas County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clackamas County, OR are Clackamas Community College (860 degrees awarded in 2022), Phagans School of Hair Design (136 degrees), and Northwest College-Clackamas (36 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clackamas County, OR was $532,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Clackamas County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clackamas County, OR was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Clackamas County, OR is home to a population of 421k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.47% of Clackamas County, OR residents were born outside of the country (35.7k people).

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (332k people) in Clackamas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 19.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Clackamas County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clackamas County, OR was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clackamas County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    332k ± 1.07k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 1.43k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    19.7k ± 728
9.33%
Hispanic Population
39.3k people

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (332k people) in Clackamas County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 19.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.33% of the people in Clackamas County, OR are hispanic (39.3k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people
8.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people

As of 2022, 8.47% of Clackamas County, OR residents (35.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clackamas County, OR was 8.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,465 ± 572
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,361 ± 551
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,451 ± 536

Clackamas County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clackamas County, OR employs 207k people. The largest industries in Clackamas County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,960 people), Retail Trade (24,266 people), and Manufacturing (22,510 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,882), Public Administration ($88,701), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,194).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

207k
2022 Value
± 3,668
0.296%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clackamas County, OR grew at a rate of 0.296%, from 206k employees to 207k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clackamas County, OR, are Management Occupations (27,637 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,427 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clackamas County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

207k
2022 Value
± 3,668
0.296%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clackamas County, OR grew at a rate of 0.296%, from 206k employees to 207k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clackamas County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,960 people), Retail Trade (24,266 people), and Manufacturing (22,510 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,490
Median earning men ± $1,784
$43,130
Median earning women ± $1,062

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($104,970), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($104,332), and Information ($79,256).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,382), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,650), and Wholesale Trade ($59,183).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,694
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,942
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,885
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clackamas County, OR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.84%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clackamas County, OR awarded 1,032 degrees. The student population of Clackamas County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,364 male students and 2,518 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clackamas County, OR are White (720 and 69.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (130 and 12.6%), Two or More Races (56 and 5.44%), and Unknown (52 and 5.05%).

The largest universities in Clackamas County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Clackamas Community College (860 and 83.3%), Phagans School of Hair Design (136 and 13.2%), and Northwest College-Clackamas (36 and 3.49%).

The most popular majors in Clackamas County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (371 and 35.9%), General Cosmetology (47 and 4.55%), and Facial Treatment Specialist (42 and 4.07%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2016 in Clackamas County, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,882 (48.4% men and 51.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,882 students enrolled in Clackamas County, OR, 48.4% men and 51.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,145 records, of which 50.9% were women and 49.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 371 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clackamas County, OR was Registered Nursing with 29 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 860 degrees awarded
  2. 136 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clackamas Community College with 860 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 367 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clackamas County, OR, which is 0.552 times less than the 665 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 720 degrees mean that there were 5.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 130 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,265) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($585) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clackamas County, OR was $532,200 in 2022, which is 1.89 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $452,200 to $532,200, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Clackamas County, OR is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clackamas County, OR have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clackamas County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clackamas County, OR is $95,740. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clackamas County, OR was Census Tract 205.03 with a value of $199,107, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 204.03, with respective values of $185,842 and $183,333.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clackamas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.85%.

Property

$532,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,412
$114,452
Median Property Taxes
±$2,354

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 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 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205.03
  2. Census Tract 204.04
  3. Census Tract 204.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clackamas County, OR was Census Tract 205.03 with a value of $199,107, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 204.03, with respective values of $185,842 and $183,333.

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

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Household Income

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$95,740
Median Household Income
± $1,859
161k
Number of Households
± 3,211

In 2022, the median household income of the 161k households in Clackamas County, OR grew to $95,740 from the previous year's value of $88,517.

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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clackamas County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.71%)

In 2022, 70.3% of workers in Clackamas County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.71%).

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clackamas County, OR have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Clackamas County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clackamas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.85%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clackamas County, OR (31.7k out of 418k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 6.6% of the children was living in poverty in Clackamas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 160 in Clackamas County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 42.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Clackamas County, OR has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.926% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see 1092 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1194 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 280 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clackamas County, OR

Primary care physicians in Clackamas County, OR see an average of 1,092 patients per year. This represents a 0.546% decrease from the previous year (1,098 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.26%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.926%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clackamas County, OR declined by 5.28% from 5.55% to 5.26%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.7 in Clackamas County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.4% in Clackamas County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.38% in Clackamas County, OR.

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