Eugene, OR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
382,218
0.443% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
0.754% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,157
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$363,800
19.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
181,673
1.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Eugene, OR had a population of 382k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $65,157. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Eugene, OR grew from 380,532 to 382,218, a 0.443% increase and its median household income grew from $59,016 to $65,157, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eugene, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.75%), White (Hispanic) (3.43%), Other (Hispanic) (3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.73%).

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.

97.2% 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), Lane Community College (1,833 degrees), and Bushnell University (236 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Eugene, OR was $363,800, and the homeownership rate was 59.3%.

Most people in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Eugene, OR was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Eugene, OR is home to a population of 382k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.49% of Eugene, OR residents were born outside of the country (21k people).

In 2022, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (306k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% 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 97.1%, 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)
    306k ± 619
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 1.13k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 1.12k
9.58%
Hispanic Population
36.6k people

In 2022, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (306k people) in Eugene, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.58% of the people in Eugene, OR are hispanic (36.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Eugene, 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

5.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21k people
5.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.2k people

As of 2022, 5.49% of Eugene, OR residents (21k 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 5.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,934 ± 589
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,603 ± 471
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,259 ± 434

Eugene, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Eugene, OR employs 182k people. The largest industries in Eugene, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,755 people), Retail Trade (22,469 people), and Educational Services (20,686 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,974), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,148), and Public Administration ($58,467).

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

182k
2022 Value
± 3,347
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 179k employees to 182k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eugene, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,237 people), Management Occupations (18,398 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,473 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

182k
2022 Value
± 3,347
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 2.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eugene, OR grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 179k employees to 182k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eugene, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,755 people), Retail Trade (22,469 people), and Educational Services (20,686 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

$43,319
Median earning men ± $1,500
$32,689
Median earning women ± $834

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,391), Wholesale Trade ($56,911), and Information ($52,880).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,206), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,971), and Manufacturing ($40,798).

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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. 4,265
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,275
    Manufacturing
  3. 2,235
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 8,258 degrees. The student population of Eugene, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,818 male students and 16,925 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eugene, OR are White (5,291 and 68.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,035 and 13.3%), Two or More Races (523 and 6.74%), and Asian (478 and 6.16%).

The largest universities in Eugene, OR by number of degrees awarded are University of Oregon (6,019 and 72.9%), Lane Community College (1,833 and 22.2%), and Bushnell University (236 and 2.86%).

The most popular majors in Eugene, OR are General Studies (571 and 6.91%), General Business (568 and 6.88%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (456 and 5.52%).

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 30,743 (44.9% men and 55.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,743 students enrolled in Eugene, OR, 44.9% men and 55.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,134 records, of which 54.9% were women and 45.1% 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. 1,833 degrees awarded
  3. 236 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, 3,485 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eugene, OR, which is 0.73 times less than the 4,773 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 5,291 degrees mean that there were 5.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,035 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, 2-year ($1,490) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 $363,800 in 2022, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $303,800 to $363,800, a 19.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Eugene, OR is 59.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Eugene, OR have an average commute time of 20 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 $65,157. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Eugene, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

Property

$363,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,899
$94,086
Median Property Taxes
±$2,058

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

59.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.3% of the housing units in Eugene, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eugene, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

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

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Household Income

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$65,157
Median Household Income
± $1,401
159k
Number of Households
± 3,069

In 2022, the median household income of the 159k households in Eugene, OR grew to $65,157 from the previous year's value of $59,016.

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 (67.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.26%)

In 2022, 67.9% of workers in Eugene, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.26%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eugene, OR have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% 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

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eugene, OR (60.3k out of 374k 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 Females 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

93.4% of the population of Eugene, OR has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 165 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,062 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.55%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eugene, OR declined by 3.12% from 6.76% to 6.55%.

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