Forest Grove, OR Senior Guide

The Forest Grove, OR Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Forest Grove live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Forest Grove with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Forest Grove, OR seniors.

  • 12% of the population of Forest Grove, OR are seniors Source:
  • 36% of those seniors living in Forest Grove, OR are living alone Source:
  • 12% of Forest Grove senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 33% less than $20k Source: ACS
  • 29% of Forest Grove, OR residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Forest Grove is $17,005/year Source: ACS
  • The median household income for a Forest Grove senior is $31,652 Source: ACS
  • Compared to other states, Oregon ranks 3rd for Long Term Care and 9th for America's Health Rankings Source:
  • There are 195 working seniors in Forest Grove Source: ACS
  • 24% of the seniors in Forest Grove are veterans Source: ACS

Population by Age

children (24%) working aged (64%) seniors (12%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Forest Grove, OR.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 937 seniors living alone in Forest Grove. Of these, 76% are female. Source:

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

68% of males 65 and older are married compared with 31% of females.
50% of females are widowed compared with 17% of males. Source:

Marital Status



Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built



Year Current Resident Moved In



Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 5% of Forest Grove senior households do not have access to phone service.



Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 29% of Forest Grove senior households do not have access to a vehicle.



Units in Rental Building

48% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Oregon

Care TypeOregon Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
Assisted Living$3,880$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Oregon with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Oregon Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

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The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionOregon 2011 RankOregon 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#26#20
Choice of Setting & Provider#5#5
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#13#13
Support for Family Caregivers#1#14
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#1
Overall Rank#3#3

Data from - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Oregon

Click here for an expanded view of Oregon's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Oregon 2013 Rank Oregon 2015 Rank
Overall #13 #9
All Determinants #17 #7
Behaviors #31 #10
Smoking #31 #14
Chronic Drinking #39 #48
Obesity #19 #18
Underweight #41 #33
Physical Inactivity #3 #1
Dental Visit #20 #20
Pain Management #31 #13
Education #14 #11
Community #22 #19
Community & Environment - Macro #28 #11
Poverty #19 #19
Volunteerism #14 #13
Nursing Home Quality #22 #7
Community & Environment - Micro #9 #35
Food Insecurity #18 #37
Community Support #33 #36
Policy #18 #7
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #8 #8
Prescription Drug Coverage #34 #34
Geriatrician Shortfall #25 #22
Clinical Care #16 #12
Dedicated Health Care Provider #25 #23
Flu Vaccine #48 #43
Health Screenings #29 #15
Recommended Hospital Care #41 #43
Diabetes Management #21 #32
Home Health Care #30 #28
Preventable Hospitalizations #3 #4
Hospital Readmissions #4 #3
Hospice Care #7 #13
Hospital Deaths #9 #15
All Outcomes #12 #10
ICU Use #3 #4
Falls #25 #3
Hip Fracture #16 #17
Health Status #7 #5
Able-bodied #33 #37
Premature Death #18 #19
Teeth Extractions #11 #17
Poor Mental Health Days #19 #41
Multiple Chronic Conditions #6 #4
Cognition #28 #36
Depression #49 #50

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Forest Grove, OR financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Forest Grove is $31,652 Source: ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

48% of senior households in Forest Grove earn less than $30,000 per year, while 5% earn more than $100K/year

Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Forest Grove is $17,005 Source: ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Forest Grove is $17,183 Source: ACS
6% of seniors in Forest Grove, OR are employed. Source: ACS

Employment Status



How Seniors Travel to/from Work

23% of Forest Grove seniors have a college degree. Source: ACS

Highest Level of Education



89% of seniors living in Forest Grove speak English at home. Source: ACS
13% of the seniors in Forest Grove are below the poverty level. Source: ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level



Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

41% of senior homeowners in Forest Grove have a mortgage. Source: ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Aging & Peoples With Disabilities- State Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    500 Summer Street Northeast
    Salem, OR 97301
    Fariborz Pakseresht
    (503) 945-5600
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran's Services

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services
    5240 Northeast Elam Young Park Way
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    Mjere Simantel
    (503) 846-3060
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Oregon Department of Human Services

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    500 Summer Street NE E 25
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 945-5944
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon-Elders Program

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    PO Box 549
    Siletz, OR 97380
    Cecelia de Anda
    (541) 444-2532
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    3855 Wolverine St. NE, Suite 6
    Salem, OR 97305
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Department of Human Services- Adult Protective Services (APS)

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention

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Sources - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years. ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.