Tag Archives: Demographics

Portland police more likely to arrest, search black people than white, analysis shows

An analysis of traffic stop data found that Portland police searched African Americans at more than twice the rate of white motorists and pedestrians during a 12-month period ending in June. During the same period, Portland officers also arrested black people at higher rates than whites. Source: Portland police more likely to arrest, search black […]
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A Growing Population

In Redmond, Latino population numbers are rising faster than in other parts of Central Oregon Source: A Growing Population | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly – Bend, Oregon

Retirements are Coming

Demographics are a powerful force. Next year the oldest Baby Boomers will turn 75 years old. In fact, over the next decade the fastest growing age cohorts in Oregon will all be 70 years old or older. Now, even though Oregon sees a little bit of retiree migration, this growth is almost entirely about the […]
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Murmurs: Oregonians Born in Oregon Are Disappearing

As the year draws to a close, demographic figures compiled by Portland State University show the gap between the number of deaths and births is the narrowest since the 1930s. “Population growth is slowing,” says Josh Lehner, a state economist. Source: Murmurs: Oregonians Born in Oregon Are Disappearing

California’s senior population is growing faster than any other age group. How the next governor responds is crucial

California’s long-held self-image — a blend of Tomorrowland and Fountain of Youth — is about to collide with the inescapable fact that the Golden State is getting old. It  was early in their courtship seven years ago when Manuel Villanueva warned his now-husband, “I come as a package of three.” The other parts of that […]
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As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow

New data confirms historic declines across all races, in both urban and rural areas. As 2017 drew to a close, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) urged Americans to have more children. To keep the country great, he said, we’re “going to need more people.” “I did my part,” the father of three declared. Ryan’s […]
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Fertility rates decreasing as 1st-time moms get older: CDC

Women are becoming mothers for the first time later and later. Fertility rates have declined in the U.S. and women are giving birth for the first time later and later, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results came after researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics analyzed birth data compiled […]
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Study shows 10-year life expectancy gap between Salem neighborhoods

Residents in a section of West Salem can expect to live 10 years longer than residents just five miles away in an area of Northeast Salem, according to a study by the National Center for Health Statistics. Source: Study shows 10-year life expectancy gap between Salem neighborhoods

New Census Data Show Oregon’s Household Income Has Caught Up With National Average 

For much of the past three decades we have lagged behind many other states. The U.S. Census Bureau is currently releasing troves of data, and Oregon’s state economists are happily digging through it. Source: New Census Data Show Oregon’s Household Income Has Caught Up With National Average – Willamette Week

Where did our raises go? To health care.

It’s wages vs. health benefits. On this Labor Day, just about everything seems to be going right for typical American workers, with the glaring and puzzling exception of wage stagnation. The unemployment rate is 3.9 percent, near its lowest since 2000. The number of new jobs exceeds the peak in 2008 by about 11 million. […]
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