Eugene, Oregon Population 2022

180,748
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Eugene is a city located in Lane County Oregon. It is also the county seat of Lane County. With a 2020 population of 180,748, it is the 2nd largest city in Oregon and the 151st largest city in the United States. Eugene is currently growing at a rate of 1.15% annually and its population has increased by 2.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 176,654 in 2020. Spanning over 44 miles, Eugene has a population density of 4,095 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eugene is $72,070 with a poverty rate of 20.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,075 per month, and the median house value is $304,500. The median age in Eugene is 34.7 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Eugene is a city located in the state of Oregon. It serves as the county seat for Lane County. This city is most known for its outdoor activities and its culture of arts. Its official slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.”

Eugene Gender and Religion Statistics

There are more female residents than males, accounting for over 51% of the population. Just over 17% of Eugene’s population lives below the federal poverty line.

There are many churched located throughout Eugene, with many different religions represented. This includes Roman Catholic parishes, Lutheran churches, Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Halls, and Jewish synagogues.

Eugene Population Growth

Eugene has seen steady growth throughout its history, particularly during the 20th century. The city’s population exceeded 10,000 in 1920 before nearly doubling just two years later. By 1960, the community was over 50,000. It had more than doubled in 1980. In 2010, the population grew past 150,000. Current estimates show that the population is up 6.7% from the 2010 census, indicating that this city is only going to continue to grow in the years ahead.

The Kalapuyan people were the first people to settle the area that is now the city of Eugene. However, inhabitants were believed to have occupied that area as far back as 10,000 years ago.

The Europeans did not arrive in Eugene until the early 19th century when French fur traders settled in the Willamette Valley. The traders negotiated with the Kalapuyan natives for land. Though they initially only lived in the area seasonally, by the end of the 1920s, people were staying year-round. Many of the French settlers also began taking Native wives, increasing the population of mixed race people.

In the early 1930s, disaster struck with the arrival of a disease known as intermittent fever – or what is thought today to be malaria. Approximately 92% of Kalapuyans perished from the disease during the 1830s and 1840s.

After this, more white settlers moved to the area. From 1840 through 1860, 11,000 colonists moved to the area. The remaining Kalapuyan people were moved to Indian reservations. Mixed race settlers were given the difficult choice of staying or living on the reservation.

In 1846, Eugene Skinner brought over 1,000 colonists to settle the area. He built the first cabin that was used as a trading post. Eugene’s first post office was established in 1850. The area was originally called Skinner’s Mudhole but was renamed and incorporated as Eugene City in 1862 before changing its name once more to Eugene in 1889.

Eugene’s first college was Columbia College, which burned down twice in four years. It was not rebuilt after it burned for the second time. The University of Oregon was established in 1876. The city quickly grew a reputation for its beautiful natural environment, making it the ideal location for outdoor recreation such as running, bicycling and kayaking. One of the most notable things about this city through its history is that it was where Nike was created.

Through the 20th century, the city saw rapid population growth. However, in the 1980s, the population was negatively affected by the decline of the timber industry. Unemployment rates rose and people moved from the city. However, by the mid-1980s, the city bounced back and put more of a focus on the tech industry. Today, the city’s economy revolved primarily around the manufacturing of recreational vehicles and wood products.

Eugene Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Eugenewas:

  • White: 82.23%
  • Two or more races: 7.28%
  • Asian: 4.43%
  • Other race: 3.54%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
The current population of Eugene, Oregon is 180,748 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 176,654.

Eugene, Oregon Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Eugene Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Eugene Population by Race

Eugene Population Pyramid 2022

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Eugene Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

36.2


Female

Eugene Adults

There are 141,769 adults, (28,311 of whom are seniors) in Eugene.

Eugene Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Eugene Sex Ratio

Female

87,101

51.10%

Male

83,356

48.90%

Eugene Population by Age

Eugene Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Eugene Household Types

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Eugene Households and Families

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Eugene Households by Type

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Eugene Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Eugene Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.52%.

Eugene Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,791

Average Earnings

$37,841

Average Male

$31,983

Average Female

Eugene Earnings by Educational Attainment

Eugene Language by Age

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Eugene Language

89.04% of Eugene residents speak only English, while 10.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.40% of the population.

Eugene Language

Eugene Poverty by Race

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20.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Eugene

The race most likely to be in poverty in Eugene is Asian, with 32.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eugene is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.23%.

Eugene Poverty

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Eugene Poverty Rate by Education

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Eugene Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Eugene Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Eugene Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Eugene Married by Age and Sex

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Eugene 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.

Eugene Marital Status by Race

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Eugene Marital Status

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9,743

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Eugene Veterans by War

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Eugene Veterans by Age

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Eugene Veterans by Race

Eugene Veterans by Education

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11.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eugene Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Eugene Employment by Age

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Eugene Employment by Race

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Eugene Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.59%

Born in Eugene

92.59%

Native Born

7.41%

Foreign Born

4.41%

Non Citizen

3.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.59% of Eugene residents were born in the United States, with 40.59% having been born in Oregon. 4.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Eugene Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Eugene Population by Year