Five Fast Facts: The Census
Professor Jason Jurjevich is a broadly trained human geographer whose research interests focus on the spatial implications of demographic change. Dr. Jurjevich has examined the intersection between migration and politics and issues related to population and political geography. He also studies the social and political implications of inferring same-sex demographic statistics from U.S. Census data.
Five fast facts about the Census
1. Between 2000 and 2010, Oregon's population grew 12 percent—representing a gain of almost 410,000 people. Deschutes County, which grew by 37 percent, was the fastest-growing Oregon county for the fourth consecutive decade.
2. Based on Census 2010 redistricting, Oregon missed receiving an additional congressional district by 41,488 persons, while Washington narrowly gained a seat. Consequently, each U.S. representative from Oregon represents nearly 95,000 more constituents than each representative from Washington.
3. In 2010, almost 34 percent of Portland metro residents, 25 years and older, had a Bachelor’s degree or higher. In terms of educational attainment, Portland ranks 15th most educated out of the top 50 metro areas in the U.S.
4. In 2010, Oregon’s proportion of foreign-born persons was 9.8 percent, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of 12.9 percent.
5. Between 1970 and 2010, Portland appeared in the top 10 of the largest 50 U.S. metros each decade having the highest levels of migration effectiveness for adults 25-39 with a Bachelor’s degree and higher. Only Atlanta and Seattle also achieved that distinction.
For more information on Professor Jurjevich's work, please join us for the September CityWise Breakfast series where he will be co-presenting with Professor Greg Shrock.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2012
7:30 TO 9:00 AM
Portland State University, Native American Student & Community Center
710 SW Jackson Street