In 2010, the Portland region became the West Coast’s 5th largest metropolitan area. The region’s population has increased by more than 289,444 people between 2000 and 2009, a 15 percent increase.

The population is projected to reach 2.8 million by 2025. Regional growth typically outpaces national growth. The median age for metro area residents is 37, with 42 percent of the population aged between 15 and 44 years and 16 percent aged over 60 years.

Portland-Vancouver MSA Population Trends - http://sheet.zoho.com

Oregonians’ 2008 per capita personal income of $35,667 exceeded that of their neighbors in Idaho ($31,632) but did not keep pace with Washington ($41,751), California ($42,325), and Nevada ($38,578). The Portland region fared better than the state with a rate of $39,942.




2010 Portland Development Commission