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Multnomah County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 776,712 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 660,486 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 130,269
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,941
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 154,784
Renter-occupied apartments: 138,330 (it was 117,314 in 2000)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

38%

Land area: 435 sq. mi.

Water area: 30.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1785 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Multnomah County: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.5%), Educational, health and social services (19.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Multnomah County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (72.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.9%)
  • Asian alone (6.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 384,107  (49.5%)
Females: 392,605  (50.5%)

Multnomah County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Multnomah County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $59,231 ($41,278 in 1999)

This county:

$59,231
Oregon:

$54,148

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $907 (lower quartile is $731, upper quartile is $1,238)
This county:

$907
State:

$824


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $321,700 (it was $156,600 in 2000)
Multnomah:

$321,700
Oregon:

$264,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $228,400 - $467,600

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $388,998
Here:

$388,998
State:

$332,215

Townhouses or other attached units: $290,294
Here:

$290,294
State:

$255,740

In 2-unit structures: $389,035
Here:

$389,035
State:

$277,559

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,615
Here:

$249,615
State:

$254,081

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,820
Here:

$381,820
State:

$317,749

Mobile homes: $43,226
Here:

$43,226
State:

$113,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $91,559
Here:

$91,559
State:

$69,169
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,731
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $593

Institutionalized population: 5,393

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 142
  • Thefts: 603
  • Auto thefts: 120

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 50
  • Burglaries: 161
  • Thefts: 754
  • Auto thefts: 113
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Health of residents in Multnomah County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
83.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
47.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
22.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1420 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2001: 1688 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2002: 1718 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2003: 1582 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2004: 1567 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2005: 1659 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2006: 1756 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2007: 1567 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2008: 790 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2009: 519 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2010: 521 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2011: 502 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2012: 721 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2013: 851 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2014: 864 buildings, average cost: $257,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,553 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,537 (1.2%)

Multnomah County household income distribution in 2009 Multnomah County home values distribution Multnomah County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.7%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 38.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.2% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.7%
Multnomah County:

15.7%
Oregon:

15.4%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for American Indian residents, 38.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Multnomah County is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1053 a month.

Cities in this county include: Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Corbett, Skyline, Wood Village, Maywood Park.

Multnomah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Multnomah County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.300 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.021 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 12.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Multnomah County: Trout Creek (A), Clinger Campground (B), Brooks Meadow Guard Station (C), Wahtum Lake Recreation Site (D), Dee Flat Guard Station (E), Robinhood Recreation Site (F), Nottingham Campground (G), Hood River Hatchery (H), Meno (I), Devils Half Acre Meadow Recreation Site (J), Tilly Jane Recreation Site (K), Kinnikinnick Recreation Site (L), Gibson Prairie Horse Camp (M), Mid Columbia Agricultural Experiment Station (N), Windmaster Corner (O), Clifton (P), Wahtum Lake Guard Station (Q), Wyeth Recreation Site (R), Lost Lake Recreation Site (S), Reservoir Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Multnomah County include: Tucker Road Baptist Church (A), Parkdale Church of the Nazarene (B), Parkdale Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shelley Family Cemetery (1), Mount Hood Community Cemetery (2), Idlewilde Cemetery (3), Pine Grove Butte Cemetery (4), Mountain View Memorial Cemetery (5), Jackson Family Cemetery (6), Frankton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Indian Lake (A), Hicks Lake (B), North Lake (C), Warren Lake (D), Wahtum Lake (E), Thrush Pond (F), Teacup Lake (G), Lost Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wisehart Creek (A), Lake Branch (B), Wonder Creek (C), Ladd Creek (D), Yellowjacket Creek (E), Alder Creek (F), Flume Creek (G), Fall Creek (H), Simmons Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Multnomah County include: Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park (1), Koberg Beach State Park (2), Columbia Gorge Recreation Area (3), Kingsley Reservoir County Park (4), Vinzenz Lausmann State Park (5), Lindsey Creek State Park (6), Starvation Creek State Park (7), Viento State Park (8), Wygant State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Koberg Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Clark County, Washington , Penobscot County, Maine , Hood River County , Langlade County, Wisconsin , Polk County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 47,924
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 83,965 (34% naturalized citizens)

Multnomah County:

12.7%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 27,451
  • 1990 to 1994: 18,817
  • 1985 to 1989: 11,872
  • 1980 to 1984: 8,211
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,624
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,560
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,248
  • 1965 to 1969: 7,182
Note: State values scaled to Multnomah County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.4%

Multnomah County marital status for males Multnomah County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 172,313
  • One, attached: 8,777
  • Two: 11,705
  • 3 or 4: 14,916
  • 5 to 9: 14,793
  • 10 to 19: 16,878
  • 20 or more: 42,101
  • Mobile homes: 6,184
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 894

Housing units in Multnomah County with a mortgage: 105,056 (14,501 second mortgage, 13,573 home equity loan, 615 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,109

Here:

76.6% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Multnomah County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic112,38043
Evangelical Protestant73,465313
Other39,040110
Mainline Protestant31,544127
Orthodox3,91511
Black Protestant3,59022
None471,400-
Multnomah County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 122
Multnomah County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 16
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 178
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Multnomah County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 999
This county:

14.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Multnomah County:

7.0%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Multnomah County:

23.3%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Multnomah County:

Average size of farms: 48 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $95,143
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4378.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.66%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,252
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,930
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.84
All wheat for grain: 1816 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,271 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 190 acres

Earthquake activity:

Multnomah County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 185% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Multnomah County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 108.4 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 365.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 316.8 miles away from Multnomah County center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 300.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 06, 2015 to December 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4258: February 17, 2016, FEMA Id: 4258, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Record and Near Record Snow, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 13, 2008 to December 26, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1824: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1824, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Snow
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 21, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-319: January 21, 1972, FEMA Id: 319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Multnomah County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Laos (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Multnomah County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Multnomah County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 220,006 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 40,282 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32,859 (10%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,904 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,574 (0%)
  • Railroad: 709 (0%)
  • Taxi: 254 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 585 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5,013 (1%)
  • Walked: 15,284 (5%)
  • Other means: 2,237 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14,475 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Multnomah County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 4,657 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,213 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,188 people in nursing homes
  • 1,829 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 908 people in other group homes
  • 474 people in state prisons
  • 381 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 344 people in halfway houses
  • 304 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 231 people in religious group quarters
  • 171 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 171 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 166 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 145 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 117 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 116 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 79 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 70 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 63 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 56 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 41 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 28 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Multnomah County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 6,672 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,655 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,173 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,018 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,351 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,216 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,096 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,001 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 625 people in state prisons
  • 157 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 143 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 132 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 129 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 90 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 89 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 14 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,304.

8.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($265 average AGI)
Multnomah County:

0.05%
Oregon average:

0.04%

3.75% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($16,492 average AGI)
4.76% relocated from other states ($21,752 average AGI)
Multnomah County:

4.76%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, OR  1.33% ($42,911 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  1.25% ($38,445)
from Clark County, WA  0.49% ($34,120)
from Lane County, OR  0.25% ($28,981)
from King County, WA  0.24% ($52,236)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.19% ($48,514)
from Marion County, OR  0.18% ($34,982)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($433 average AGI)
Multnomah County:

0.08%
Oregon average:

0.06%

3.58% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($19,315 average AGI)
3.80% relocated to other states ($20,867 average AGI)
Multnomah County:

3.80%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clackamas County, OR  1.37% ($42,950 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  1.29% ($42,809)
to Clark County, WA  0.62% ($41,697)
to King County, WA  0.24% ($45,215)
to Lane County, OR  0.14% ($29,503)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($47,072)
to Marion County, OR  0.13% ($30,716)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Multnomah County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Multnomah County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Multnomah County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Multnomah County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Multnomah County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 87,884 (72,398 aged, 15,486 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 15,629 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Multnomah County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,952)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,393)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,496)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,480)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,464)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,228)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,152)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,948)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,620)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,410)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,036
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 306
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,377

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,376
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 835
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 137

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 9,030

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 42.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.2
  • Other - 12.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.3
  • Poisoning - 31.2
  • Suffocation - 31.2
  • Fall - 10.0
  • Drowning - 5.1
  • Other - 5.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 715,751
  • In family households: 517,892 (104,543 male householders, 58,996 female householders)
    117,624 spouses, 176,450 children (164,424 natural, 5,206 adopted, 6,820 stepchildren), 10,397 grandchildren, 8,376 brothers or sisters, 5,990 parents, 9,261 other relatives, 22,199 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 197,859 (67,876 male householders (45,941 living alone)), 73,125 female householders (53,467 living alone)), 56,858 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 19,583 (5,393 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 70,105 2-persons, 38,959 3-persons, 31,012 4-persons, 13,303 5-persons, 5,575 6-persons, 4,585 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 99,408 1-person, 32,267 2-persons, 5,707 3-persons, 2,248 4-persons, 864 5-persons, 307 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons.

92,825 married couples with children.
38,259 single-parent households (8,845 men, 29,414 women).

83.4% of residents of Multnomah County speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,984,958,000 ($7,416 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $367,118,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,501,572,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $829,025,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,562,000
Federal grants: $1,330,128,000
Federal procurement contracts: $533,446,000 ($229,486,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $770,225,000 ($87,756,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $217,856,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $479,526,000
Federal Government insurance: $372,116,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 48,460
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 30,279
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22,841
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -27,796
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Multnomah County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.52 millions of gallons per day (90% from ground, 10% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,016
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,676
  • 2000 to 2009: 38,845
  • 1990 to 1999: 37,318
  • 1980 to 1989: 25,153
  • 1970 to 1979: 44,368
  • 1960 to 1969: 34,030
  • 1950 to 1959: 39,224
  • 1940 to 1949: 23,611
  • 1939 or earlier: 86,019
Note: State values scaled to Multnomah population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Multnomah County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Multnomah County population
  • 1 room: 725
  • 2 rooms: 2,277
  • 3 rooms: 6,944
  • 4 rooms: 14,753
  • 5 rooms: 29,420
  • 6 rooms: 34,274
  • 7 rooms: 27,683
  • 8 rooms: 18,788
  • 9+ rooms: 19,920
  • 1 room: 11,832
  • 2 rooms: 17,430
  • 3 rooms: 23,307
  • 4 rooms: 29,342
  • 5 rooms: 19,620
  • 6 rooms: 8,598
  • 7 rooms: 3,775
  • 8 rooms: 1,941
  • 9+ rooms: 1,469
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Multnomah County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Multnomah County population
  • no bedroom: 1,072
  • 1 bedroom: 7,649
  • 2 bedrooms: 39,130
  • 3 bedrooms: 71,520
  • 4 bedrooms: 28,012
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,401
  • no bedroom: 15,499
  • 1 bedroom: 37,673
  • 2 bedrooms: 43,772
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,034
  • 5+ bedrooms: 976
Cars and other vehicles available in Multnomah County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Multnomah County population
  • no vehicle: 6,652
  • 1 vehicle: 48,925
  • 2 vehicles: 69,267
  • 3 vehicles: 22,472
  • 4 vehicles: 5,483
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,985
  • no vehicle: 27,897
  • 1 vehicle: 55,651
  • 2 vehicles: 26,434
  • 3 vehicles: 5,197
  • 4 vehicles: 1,452
  • 5+ vehicles: 683

47% of Multnomah County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Oregon.

Multnomah County:

46.9%
State average:

48.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 297,107
  • Northeast: 28,309
  • Midwest: 69,835
  • South: 39,094
  • West: 135,363

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $141,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Multnomah County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.4%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Electricity (61.6%)
  • Utility gas (27.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,725
Here:

11.8%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,239
Here:

10.2%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,170
Here:

26.9%
Oregon:

16.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Multnomah County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,370,000
    Electric Utilities: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $148,173,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $117,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,770,000
    General - Other: $65,452,000
    Correctional Institutions: $64,073,000
    Financial Administration: $46,085,000
    Corrections - Other: $46,004,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,899,000
    Libraries: $31,777,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $29,989,000
    General Public Buildings: $25,675,000
    Police Protection: $24,654,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,883,000
    Regular Highways: $13,801,000
    Housing and Community Development: $343,000
    Sewerage: $335,000
    Electric Utilities: $237,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Parking Facilities: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,235,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $26,226,000
    Regular Highways: $23,125,000
    Police Protection: $2,265,000
    Transit Utilities: $637,000
    Health - Other: $483,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Financial Administration: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $2,922,000
    Health - Other: $1,131,000
    Corrections - Other: $419,000
    Financial Administration: $127,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $6,749,000
    Libraries: $1,595,000
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000
    Central Staff Services: $782,000
    Regular Highways: $769,000
    Sewerage: $403,000
    Health - Other: $347,000
    Correctional Institutions: $287,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000
    Corrections - Other: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $277,198,000

Multnomah County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,488,000
    Parking Facilities: $26,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,854,000
    All Other: $7,126,000
    Public Welfare: $4,190,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,196,000
    Highways: $799,000
    Education: $225,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,809,000
    All Other: $9,368,000
    Public Welfare: $2,724,000
    Highways: $1,065,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,153,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,929,000
    Rents: $4,944,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,953,000
    Sale of Property: $2,335,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $867,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $162,397,000
    All Other: $42,793,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,756,000
    Highways: $31,793,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,751,000
  • Tax - Property: $230,268,000
    Individual Income: $120,919,000
    Corporation Net Income: $50,980,000
    Other Selective Sales: $29,680,000
    Other License: $16,094,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $7,234,000

Multnomah County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $355,727,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,124,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $188,530,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $185,970,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,603,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,560,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $400,000
    Beginning: $300,000

Multnomah County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,111,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,170,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,419,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 15,853
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,763
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 13,090
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,646
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 9,615
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 4,592
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,819
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,436
Multnomah County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Multnomah County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 170 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,121$220,1834,238$248,05721,044$230,908681$142,02596$1,444,4581,786$201,32598$123,796
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED258$214,857467$232,1352,437$232,732133$95,4665$494,200212$205,25931$94,484
APPLICATIONS DENIED549$213,956851$238,4476,080$235,931500$102,18223$687,739666$196,980102$93,696
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN357$208,300680$277,7464,431$239,235202$121,3918$1,277,875484$196,68228$132,036
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$205,920134$213,9481,048$239,760123$117,7891$685,00081$215,22210$81,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 161 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED635$256,981422$261,53815$229,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED196$243,474197$253,39115$239,2001$275,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED111$240,12699$257,2532$234,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$227,80041$264,6342$281,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$244,5008$277,8752$302,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Multnomah County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,50374.9 years
William4,73875.1 years
Mary4,29480.1 years
Robert4,17771.5 years
James3,60672.3 years
George3,15676.3 years
Charles2,80175.3 years
Helen2,68780.9 years
Margaret2,35080.3 years
Dorothy2,26279.1 years
Most common last names in Multnomah County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,27676.0 years
Johnson2,27076.7 years
Miller1,39176.8 years
Anderson1,36077.7 years
Brown1,18475.3 years
Jones1,00475.3 years
Williams98174.5 years
Davis93675.8 years
Nelson93377.6 years
Wilson90776.8 years
Businesses in Multnomah County, OR
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness4Jamba Juice5
7-Eleven34Jones New York19
ALDO1Journeys1
AMF Bowling1Justice1
AT&T11KFC5
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kincaid7
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart2
Ace Hardware3Kohl's2
Aeropostale2Kroger22
Aerosoles1LA Fitness6
Albertsons5La Quinta3
American Eagle Outfitters3La-Z-Boy3
Ann Taylor4Lane Bryant3
Apple Store1Lane Furniture13
Applebee's3LensCrafters2
Arby's6Levi Strauss & Co.2
AutoZone5Little Caesars Pizza4
Avenue5Long John Silver's1
BMW1Lowe's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill4Macy's2
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott12
Banana Republic1Marshalls2
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets25
Baskin-Robbins12Maurices1
Bath & Body Works4Mazda1
Bebe1McDonald's24
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse3
Ben & Jerry's5Motel 65
Best Western4Motherhood Maternity7
Blockbuster7New Balance22
Brooks Brothers1Nike49
Brookstone3Nissan2
Budget Car Rental4Nordstrom3
Buffalo Wild Wings3Office Depot5
Burger King16OfficeMax2
Cache1Old Navy3
Carl\s Jr.7Olive Garden2
Casual Male XL1Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe2Pac Sun3
Chevrolet2Panda Express8
Chico's2Panera Bread1
Chipotle4Papa John's Pizza3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless8
Cinnabon 2Penske6
Clarion1PetSmart2
Clarks1Pier 1 Imports4
Cold Stone Creamery3Pizza Hut10
Comfort Inn3Popeyes4
Comfort Suites1Pottery Barn1
Costco1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Cricket Wireless27Quality1
Curves5Quiznos11
DHL12RadioShack10
Dairy Queen8Ramada2
Days Inn4Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin4
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid11
Dennys4Rodeway Inn2
Discount Tire1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn4SAS Shoes2
Dressbarn4Safeway14
Econo Lodge5Sears6
Eddie Bauer4Sheraton1
El Pollo Loco1Spencer Gifts1
Express2Sprint Nextel8
Extended Stay America1Staples3
Famous Footwear4Starbucks91
Fashion Bug1Subaru2
FedEx93Subway42
Finish Line1Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care4T-Mobile24
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
Ford3Taco Bell17
Forever 213Target5
Fredericks Of Hollywood1The Room Place6
GNC14Torrid2
GameStop7Toyota3
Gap5Toys"R"Us5
Gymboree4Trader Joe's2
H&M1Travelodge3
H&R Block22True Value5
Haworth1U-Haul26
Hilton7UPS111
Holiday Inn9Urban Outfitters1
Hollister Co.1Vans15
Home Depot4Verizon Wireless11
HomeTown Buffet2Victoria's Secret2
Honda2Village Inn2
Hot Topic1Volkswagen1
Howard Johnson1Vons14
Hyatt1Walgreens13
IHOP2Walmart2
IKEA1Wendy's11
IZOD1Westin1
J. Jill1Wet Seal2
J.Crew1Whole Foods Market4
Jack In The Box9YMCA2

Multnomah County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"