What is the current population of Portland?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Portland is 654,741. Portland, Oregon is the 26th largest city in the US.

Portland Geography [top]

What county is Portland, Oregon in?

Parts of Portland are located within Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County.

What is the size of Portland, Oregon in square miles?

Portland has an area of 133.4 square miles. Portland is the largest city, by area, in Oregon.

Portland Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Portland?

The current population of Portland (654,741) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Portland growing?

Portland has grown 23.5% since the 2000. Portland, Oregon's growth is about average. 41% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Portland the biggest city in Oregon?

Yes, Portland is the biggest city in the state of Oregon based on population. Portland is also the only city in Oregon that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.

What is the population density of Portland, Oregon?

Portland has a population density of 4,375.2 people per square mile. Portland has the 25th highest population density among large cities in the United States.

Portland Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Portland, Oregon?

The total voting age population of Portland, Oregon, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 491,495. The voting age population is 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.8% of the residents of Portland are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Portland, Oregon?

The racial demographics of Portland are 77.4% White, 8.2% Asian, 5.8% Black, 5.3% Two or more races, 1.9% Other, 0.8% American Indian and 0.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 9.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon residents are below the poverty line?

In Portland, 13.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 15.5%. On a per-household basis, 8.1% of families are below the poverty line in Portland.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.3% of Portland residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Portland, Oregon residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.4% of Portland residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 50.4% have a bachelor's degree and 20.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Portland residents aged 5 and older, 18.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 6.5% speak an Asian language.

Portland Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Portland, Oregon?

The unemployment rate in Portland is 4.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon residents work for the government?

In Portland, 11.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Portland, Oregon?

The median household income in Portland is $71,005.

Portland Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Portland, Oregon?

In Portland, 53.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Portland, Oregon?

Renters occupy 46.6% of housing units in Portland.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Portland, 28.3% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Portland, Oregon housing units were built after 2000?

In Portland, 16.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 46,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Portland, Oregon?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Portland is $1,248.

What percentage of households in Portland, Oregon have broadband internet?

In Portland, 88.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Portland Population By Year

Population Graph For Portland
Year Population Rank in US
2019 654,741 26
2018 653,115 25
2017 647,805 26
2016 639,863 26
2015 632,309 26
2014 619,360 28
2013 609,456 29
2012 603,106 28
2011 593,893 29
2010 583,776 29
2000 529,922 29
1990 486,083 27
1980 366,383 35
1970 382,619 35
1960 372,676 32
1950 373,628 29
1940 305,394 27
1930 301,815 25
1920 258,288 24
1910 207,214 28
1900 90,426 42
1890 46,385 61

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%
33 Tucson, Arizona 548,073 11.9%
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%
35 Mesa, Arizona 518,012 28.5%
36 Sacramento, California 513,624 25.5%

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