Oregon by Region: Average Income by Age, 2008


This post chops the Oregon sample into two parts to look at income by age. The two parts are Tri-County (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties) and what is commonly known as the “Other Oregon,” which is everywhere else in the state.

The more urban Tri-County area has higher mean incomes at nearly every age.

Important characteristics, which are true for nearly every population in a 20th century developed country, are a generally increasing curve, a peak near retirement age, and  more urban areas generally have higher incomes than more rural areas. The division between urban and rural areas may be more or less dramatic depending on how well the economy is integrated.

The graphic shows household mean income by age in Oregon estimated based on the most recent American Community Survey data.

For the statewide pattern, please see: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=3950.

Source: American Community Survey Population and Housing Public Use Microsample files, 2008 1-year sample.

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