Oregon vs. Washington

Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)4,217,7377,614,893
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)10.1%13.2%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)3,831,0796,724,540
Population, Census, April 1, 20103,831,0746,724,540
Persons under 5 years, percent5.6%6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent20.8%22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.6%15.4%
Female persons, percent50.4%50.0%
White alone, percent86.8%78.9%
Black or African American alone, percent2.2%4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.8%1.9%
Asian alone, percent4.8%9.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.5%0.8%
Two or More Races, percent3.9%4.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent13.3%12.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent75.3%68.0%
Veterans, 2014-2018288,540537,713
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20189.9%14.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)1,788,6813,148,129
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201861.9%62.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$287,300$311,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,647$1,826
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$519$564
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,050$1,194
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201323.2%25.6%
Building permits, 201820,13247,746
Households, 2014-20181,591,8352,800,423
Persons per household, 2014-20182.512.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201882.3%82.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201815.4%19.4%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201891.8%92.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201883.9%86.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201890.4%91.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201832.9%35.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-201810.1%8.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.4%7.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201862.1%63.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201857.7%58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)8,466,78814,297,278
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)24,956,81643,966,889
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)51,349,948131,530,601
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)48,325,26183,313,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)49,481,054118,924,049
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$12,690$17,243
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201823.727.6
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$59,393$70,116
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$32,045$36,888
Persons in poverty, percent12.6%10.3%
Total employer establishments, 2017117,357191,045
Total employment, 20171,596,6372,768,660
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)79,111,280169,766,372
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20172.9%3.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017295,127478,331
All firms, 2012339,305541,522
Men-owned firms, 2012165,691262,650
Women-owned firms, 2012123,015187,677
Minority-owned firms, 201241,45692,807
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012285,028426,697
Veteran-owned firms, 201230,91849,331
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012288,790461,401
Black-owned firms, percent, 20071.2%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.2%1.2%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20073.6%6.8%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.2%0.2%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20073.3%3.2%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200729.8%28.7%
Population per square mile, 201039.9101.2
Land area in square miles, 201095,988.0166,455.52

Source: United States Census Bureau

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