Majority of Portland Millennials Have a College DegreeJune 5, 2017 Fifty-four percent of younger adults, age 25 to 34, living in the city of Portland have a 4-year college degree or more. The city of Portland ranks #8 for having the best educated younger adults among the 50 largest U.S. cities. The three best educated U.S. cities for younger adults are San Francisco (74%), Washington DC (71%), and Seattle (70%).
The share of younger adults with a college degree has increased noticeably from 2000 when just 39 percent had a college degree. If this trend continues, by 2030, two-thirds of younger adults will be college graduates, on par with Seattle today. This would create a much more competitive labor market for young college graduates just entering the workforce.