Posted by: Josh Lehner | January 28, 2016

REPORT: STEM+ Trends in Oregon

Migration is fundamental to Oregon’s economy and is woven into the fabric of our state. Our office’s new report focuses on net migration among young college graduates and the types of degrees they hold.


Download the files here:

Report: Oregon STEM+ Report

Slides: Oregon STEM+ Slides



  1. […] people go to retire? Maybe not.A new study of migrants moving into Oregon from other states shows an unusually high number of them are young and that they tend to be well educated, especially in technical fields. That runs against the […]

  2. […] week our office issued a new research report on migration into Oregon among young college graduates.  These trends matters for a regional economy for at least two key […]

  3. […] These so-called root-setting years are very important for longer-run economic growth. As our office’s report details, many, and usually most of these young migrants have college degrees. In fact a majority have […]

  4. […] job, generally earn less money because they are still early in their careers. This is true even as young migrants have higher levels of educational attainment. And this is true among young California and Washington transplants as […]

  5. […] ability to attract and retain young, skilled workers is a huge advantage. We have even seen a shift toward more young migrants to Oregon with scientific, technical and medical degrees than has traditionally been the […]

  6. […] and many more that involve data, analysis, and the like. However, as I am updating some data on young college migrants, I thought I should look at those with an actual degree in economics. What the latest ACS data […]

  7. […] we also know two other items: Oregon is magnet state, and migration is strongest among young, college graduates. All of these facts combined have been gnawing in the back of my brain for years now. I have been […]

  8. […] suburbs and other areas as transportation networks improved. But for now these trends point toward young college graduates continuing to drive population growth in Portland and Seattle, while the other regions in the Pacific Northwest should see more balanced […]

  9. […] and buy a house. This matters economically because the 20- and 30-something represent an influx of young, skilled labor for local businesses to hire and grow their […]

  10. […] how’s Oregon doing? Statewide we’re doing alright. This is in part because migrants have higher levels of educational attainment, but also in part because attainment is rising among those born in Oregon as well. But if we look […]

  11. […] new migrants into Oregon are in their 20’s and 30’s, primarily in their root-setting years” (Oregon Office Of Economic Analysis). These groups represent a portion of the population that is new to the area, and most likely, new […]

  12. […] our look at migration patterns across the country among young college grads. See our office’s previous report and state comparison for more background. This topic is extremely important when it comes to future […]

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