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Oregon -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects, Economic conditions -- Oregon, Demographic surveys -- Oregon, Oregon -- Social life and customs

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48 pages


Using 1990 U.S. Census data, this report has documented the characteristics of people moving to and from Oregon between 1985 and 1990. Substantial migration occurred during this time with about 404,000 people moving to Oregon and about 281,000 people leaving Oregon. Approximately one half of the people moving to Oregon came from California and Washington and about 60% of the people leaving Oregon moved to these two states. Differentials were found in the characteristics of in- and out-migrants. In particular, in-migrants were more likely to be below poverty, 65 years of age and older, and have difficulty speaking English than out-migrants. A greater proportion of out-migrants had a bachelor's degree and income levels were higher for out-migrants than in-migrants. The implications of these findings are discussed.


Catalog Number SR028.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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