The City of Portland had 26% of the total statewide INCREASE in housing units in Oregon from 2010-2020. (36,595/138,135=26%). That's more than 1 out of every 4 units.
That was also more than
- TRIPLE the 8% Portland share of the statewide increase from 1990 to 2000 (19,448/259,141= 8%)
- DOUBLE the Portland 13% share of the statewide increase from 2000-2010 (28,168/ 222,854=13%)
- The City of Portland added 98% of the COMBINED total unit increase in Washington county and Clackamas county (36,595 /37,377=98%).
- The City of Portland increase in total housing units in the 2020 Census was HIGHER than their increase in both the 2010 and 2000 Census. [36,595 vs 28,168 (2010) and 19,448 (2000)].
- CONVERSELY The STATEWIDE increase in total housing units in the 2020 Census was LOWER that BOTH the 2010 and 2000 Census. [138,135 vs 259,141 (2010 Census) and 222,854 (2000 Census)] .
- The City of Portland is 145 square miles. The three county Portland metro area is 3,027 square miles and the state of Oregon is 98,386 square miles.
- The City of Portland (145 square miles) is 5% of the 3 county Portland metro area (3,027 square miles) and less than 1% of the total state area (98,386 square miles).
- But....In the 2020 Census the City of Portland had 48% of the total housing unit increase in the three county Portland area (36,595/76,541=48%) and 26% of the statewide total increase (36,595/138,135=26%).
Author analysis using NHGIS IPUMS data (IPUMS NHGIS, University of Minnesota, www.nhgis.org ). Here's a link to the terms and conditions for use of their data.
And here's a table I created:
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.