Damascus, Oregon Population 2024

10,137

Damascus is a city located in Clackamas County Oregon. Damascus has a 2024 population of 10,137. Damascus is currently declining at a rate of -2.02% annually and its population has decreased by -7.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,973 in 2020.

The average household income in Damascus is $128,894 with a poverty rate of 3.19%. The median age in Damascus is 46.3 years: 45.1 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Damascus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Damascus was:

  • White: 88.43%
  • Asian: 5.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.59%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Oregon
Land Area (mi²)
17.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
575.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.62% (-836)
The current population of Damascus, Oregon is 10,137 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,973.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,33488.43%
Asian6065.74%
Two or more races3793.59%
Other race2312.19%
Black or African American50.05%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Damascus Population by Race

Damascus Population Pyramid 2024

Damascus Median Age

46.3

Total

45.1

Male

48.3

Female

Damascus Adults

There are 8,579 adults, (2,310 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female5,15148.8%
Male5,40451.2%

Damascus Population by Age

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5632.9493.76.3
Married2,4513.2694.25.8
Non Family6861.318812
Female3033.731000
Male1233.931000

3.23

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

93.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Damascus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2072.72%
Associates Degree1,07414.12%
Bachelors Degree1,38418.2%
Graduate Degree82910.9%
High School Graduate2,06127.1%
Less Than 9th Grade430.57%
Some College2,00626.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Damascus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,5676,3611,833
Asian402400177
Hispanic396362102
2+ Races227219134
Other Race1471130
Black550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 59.03%.

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$62,861$0$47,340
Graduate Degree$83,750$82,614$85,119
High School Graduate$45,693$56,328$23,491
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$51,352$61,111$43,379
Some College$49,449$62,794$39,923

$51,352

Average Earnings

$61,111

Average Male

$43,379

Average Female

Damascus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Damascus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Damascus Language

87.54% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 12.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Damascus Language

Damascus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,6632703.12%
Asian606315.12%
Hispanic856273.15%
Multiple378195.03%
Black55100%

3.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.37%

Male Poverty Rate

3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 3.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.95%.

Damascus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.79%
High School4.04%
Some College3.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.9%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.85%
Male Unemployed8%
Male Employed1.48%
Female Employed1.08%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Damascus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$114,526$135,521
Households$107,870$128,894
Married Families$126,505$-999,999,999
Non Families$63,854$86,092

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Damascus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

61.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Damascus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Damascus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

813

Number of Veterans

799

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam364
Second Gulf War139
First Gulf War108
Korea52
World War II6

Damascus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74255
75+175
55 to 64168
35 to 54165
18 to 3450

Damascus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7439.7%
Hispanic407.52%
Asian357.04%
Other Race2916.11%
2+ Races62.54%

Damascus Veterans by Race

Damascus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.25%

Born in Damascus

90.4%

Native Born

9.6%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

7.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.4% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 58.25% having been born in Oregon. 2.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Damascus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,137-209-2.02%
202310,346-209-1.98%
202210,555-323-2.97%
202110,878-95-0.87%
202010,973-188-1.68%
201911,161-863-7.18%
201812,02400%

Damascus Population by Year