Tag Archives: Demographics

New Analysis Shows Oregonians of Color Have Entered a Recession

The pandemic impacts underserved communities, worsening already-present economic disparities. The impacts of COVID-19—significant job loss combined with historically high poverty rates—have officially pushed Oregonians of color into a recession. Source: New Analysis Shows Oregonians of Color Have Entered a Recession – Willamette Week

How Oregon’s statistics on race often get misinterpreted

Oregon has one of the smallest Black populations in the country and a large white majority, a fact highlighted when Portland was in the national news last month after the Trump administration sent federal officers into the city. But the coverage sometimes used U.S. Census statistics in a way that overstated the size of the […]
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Demographics of Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Here’s a breakdown of the racial and ethnic makeup of the Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office: Source: Demographics of Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office – oregonlive.com

Cases of COVID-19 rise in younger adults in Oregon

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority announced 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. For the last several months, the state of Oregon has been keeping track of positive tests and deaths by age group. In recent weeks, the number of young adults testing positive for the virus has begun to go up. […]
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Bend population tops 100,000 residents in 2019, U.S. Census estimates 

In 2019, the growing population of Bend surpassed 100,000 residents, becoming only Oregon’s sixth city to do so, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Source: Bend population tops 100,000 residents in 2019, U.S. Census estimates | Bend | bendbulletin.com

Youth, Disconnected: Coronavirus Shutdown Leaves Some Behind

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. After two weeks of “mental toughness” training, 20 teenagers and young adults in a YouthBuild daily program in Enid, Oklahoma, were on the cusp of turning their lives around. Out of school and out of work, they proved to organizers that they could be punctual, […]
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Many parts of America have already decided to sacrifice the elderly

State Library Ed. Note: Normally, I would not include this story.  However, it contains a great deal of demographic information regarding older Americans that might be worth reading.  If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. […]
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1,400 And Counting: What The Positive Coronavirus Cases Tell Us About The Pandemic In Oregon

Oregon’s COVID-19 diagnoses crossed the thousand-case mark recently and kept climbing. Cases have been confirmed in at least 28 of Oregon’s 36 counties, but the most positive tests by far are in the more densely populated Willamette Valley. Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties together account for nearly two-thirds of the state’s total confirmed cases. Source: 1,400 And […]
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The United States might have a secret weapon against coronavirus

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Demographically, Americans might be well-suited to stand against this disease. The United States will be hit hard […]
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A portrait of Oregon’s minimum wage workers

Who are the Oregonians working for minimum wage? What are the characteristics of these Oregonians seeking to get by on the lowest wage? Nearly all Oregon minimum wage workers are adults, most are women, and most work full-time. And while the majority of Oregon’s minimum wage workers are white, a disproportionate number are people of […]
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