Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-31-2016

Subjects

Oregon -- Population -- Statistics, Demographic surveys -- Oregon

Abstract

Demographic change continues at an unprecedented rate across Oregon. In part driven by Latino population growth, the state’s future will include a population that only recently began to call Oregon home. Clatsop County is one area that is experiencing this population change (See Figure 1). Clatsop County has long remained ethnically homogenous. Yet, the rapid growth of the Latino population coincides at a time where the White population decreases in much of the county. There are few reports, describing the needs of the Latino population in the areas of planning and community. This report details several key demographic and economic indicators for the Latino community from secondary data sources to help planners, community developers, and policy makers understand the unique needs of the Hispanic population. The picture these data sources display, tells the story of a young, family oriented community struggling to find affordable housing and economic opportunities.

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