Oregon’s boomers not dumb

Published Apr 25, 2014 at 12:06AM

Oregon ranks among the top 10 states in the country in terms of the percentage of its baby boomer population who have completed at least some level of college, according to a new snapshot released by AARP.

Based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, the report found 67.5 percent of the Beaver State’s baby boomers — who were born between 1945 and 1964 — have some college education. This ranks Oregon sixth in the nation after Colorado (69.6 percent), Washington (69.5 percent), Alaska (68.8 percent), Utah (68.7 percent), and North Dakota (68 percent).

The report also found Oregon is home to 988,542 boomers. This age group makes up 32.5 percent of the state’s population with younger boomers, who were born between 1956 and 1964, accounting for 15.9 percent of the state’s residents and older boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1955, making up 16.6 percent of the population.