This morning the Census Bureau released the 2017 American Community Survey data. There is a ton to unpack here and even more once the microdata is released later this year. In the coming months our office will update and share some of this work.
As expected, the latest Census data shows that Oregon’s economy continues to get better. Major economic markers like median household income and the poverty rate are showing ongoing improvements. That said, 2017’s gains are a bit slower than those seen in 2015 and 2016.