Eugene, OR

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2022 Population
176,755
2.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
0.285% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.3%
1.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,481
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$406,000
20.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
88,654
2.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Eugene, OR had a population of 177k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $61,481. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Eugene, OR grew from 173,278 to 176,755, a 2.01% increase and its median household income grew from $55,776 to $61,481, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.42%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.22%).

None of the households in Eugene, 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.

96.3% of the residents in Eugene, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eugene, OR are University of Oregon (6,019 degrees awarded in 2022), Bushnell University (236 degrees), and New Hope Christian College-Eugene (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Eugene, OR was $406,000, and the homeownership rate was 47.8%.

Most people in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Eugene, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Eugene, OR is home to a population of 177k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.83% of Eugene, OR residents were born outside of the country (12.1k people).

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.82k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Eugene, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Eugene, OR was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 1.4k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 970
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.82k ± 645
10.4%
Hispanic Population
18.4k people

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.82k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Eugene, OR are hispanic (18.4k people).

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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

6.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people
7.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.8k people

As of 2022, 6.83% of Eugene, OR residents (12.1k 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 Eugene, OR was 7.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,363 ± 371
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,055 ± 338
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,412 ± 305

Eugene, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Eugene, OR employs 88.7k people. The largest industries in Eugene, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,115 people), Educational Services (13,609 people), and Retail Trade (10,923 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,413), Utilities ($90,257), and Public Administration ($67,855).

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

88.7k
2022 Value
± 2,469
2.96%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 2.96%, from 86.1k employees to 88.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eugene, OR, are Management Occupations (9,636 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,301 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,484 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eugene, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

88.7k
2022 Value
± 2,469
2.96%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 2.96%, from 86.1k employees to 88.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eugene, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,115 people), Educational Services (13,609 people), and Retail Trade (10,923 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eugene, OR, though some of these residents may live in Eugene, 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

$40,988
Median earning men ± $1,407
$32,846
Median earning women ± $1,385

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,200), Wholesale Trade ($55,495), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,351).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,681), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,353), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,656).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Eugene, OR awarded 6,269 degrees. The student population of Eugene, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,605 male students and 13,295 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eugene, OR are White (3,937 and 67.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (761 and 13%), Asian (433 and 7.38%), and Two or More Races (424 and 7.22%).

The largest universities in Eugene, OR by number of degrees awarded are University of Oregon (6,019 and 96%), Bushnell University (236 and 3.76%), and New Hope Christian College-Eugene (14 and 0.223%).

The most popular majors in Eugene, OR are General Business (541 and 8.63%), General Psychology (438 and 6.99%), and General Social Sciences (236 and 3.76%).

The median tuition costs in Eugene, OR are $23,975 for private four year colleges, and $11,674 and $37,363 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Eugene, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 23,900 (44.4% men and 55.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 23,900 students enrolled in Eugene, OR, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,708 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 236 degrees awarded
  2. 541 degrees awarded
  3. 401 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eugene, OR was General Social Sciences with 236 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,019 degrees awarded
  2. 236 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oregon with 6,019 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,703 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eugene, OR, which is 0.758 times less than the 3,566 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 3,937 degrees mean that there were 5.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 761 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,975) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,438) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,158) 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 Eugene, OR was $406,000 in 2022, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $337,200 to $406,000, a 20.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Eugene, OR is 47.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Eugene, OR have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Eugene, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Eugene, OR is $61,481. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Eugene, OR was Census Tract 52 with a value of $111,691, followed by Census Tract 24.01 and Census Tract 44.05, with respective values of $110,306 and $106,055.

Property

$406,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,639
$36,131
Median Property Taxes
±$1,285

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 Eugene, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Eugene, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.8% of the housing units in Eugene, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 52
  2. Census Tract 24.01
  3. Census Tract 44.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eugene, OR was Census Tract 52 with a value of $111,691, followed by Census Tract 24.01 and Census Tract 44.05, with respective values of $110,306 and $106,055.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,481
Median Household Income
± $2,366
75.5k
Number of Households
± 2,171

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.5k households in Eugene, OR grew to $61,481 from the previous year's value of $55,776.

The following chart displays the households in Eugene, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eugene, 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 (63.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.9%)

In 2022, 63.9% of workers in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.9%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eugene, OR have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Eugene, 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 Eugene, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eugene, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eugene, OR (32.9k out of 170k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

93.9% of the population of Eugene, OR has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lane County, OR see 1198 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.92% increase from the previous year (1164 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1325 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 103 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,198 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lane County, OR

Primary care physicians in Lane County, OR see an average of 1,198 patients per year. This represents a 2.92% increase from the previous year (1,164 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lane 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 18.4% under 18 years, 31.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.06%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eugene, OR declined by 5.57% from 6.42% to 6.06%.

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