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Oregon Population

Oregon (U.S. state abbreviation is 'OR') is the state in the Pacific Northwest, West coast region in the United States, bordered by California and Nevada to the south, Idaho to the east, Washington to the north. Oregon population in 2020 is estimated to be 4.28 million, ranks 27th populous state, Its Area is 98,381 sq miles (254,806 sq km), ninth largest state in the United States. The Columbia River forms most of the northern region of border between Oregon and Washington and the Snake River forms over half of the eastern side of boundary with Idaho. Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the exploration of europeans. Oregon capital city is Salem, and top other cities are Portland, Eugene, Gresham and Hillsboro. Portland is an example of outstanding urban planning with the City of Roses. Crater Lake of Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States, depth is 1,943 feet. Its state flag to have different designs on each side.
Oregon Population gathering at Salem Art Fair & Festival
Image Source: People gathering at Salem Art Fair & Festival’s event, Oregon

The population of Oregon state in 2019 is 4.23 million with change of 1.1% compared to 1.06% in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*4,283,7471.12 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Oregon Population by Race & Groups

In terms of Oregon Population by Race & Groups, 80.8% are White Americans, 12% are Hispanic/Latino, 3.9% are Asians and 1.8% are Black/African Americans, 1.1% AIAN, 0.4% NHPI.
Total Asian population is 166,351, out of these 22,870 are Asian Indians, 38,852 are Chinese, Filipino are 18,488, Japanese are 13,604, Korean are 15,203, Vietnamese are 29,413, Bangladeshi are 658, Bhutanese are 437, Burmese are 1,568, Cambodians are 4,372, Hmong are 2,919, Indonesians are 1,042, Laotians are 4,817, Malaysians are 109, Mongolians are 149, Nepalese are 994, Pakistanis are 912, Sri Lankans are 309, Taiwanese are 2,937 and Thai people are 2,937.
Hispanic or Latino are 509,507, out of these Mexicans are 425,950, Puerto Rican are 13,143, Cubans are 5,930.
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 15,157, out of these Native Hawaiian are 3,783, Guamanian or Chamorro are 1,518, Samoan are 1,679,Other Pacific Islanders are 8,177.
American Indian and Alaska Natives are 45,332, Chippewa tribals are 1,545, Navajo tribals are 648, Sioux tribals are 1,334 and Cherokee tribal group people are 3,620.

Total Population4,025,127Percent
Black or African American76,3471.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native45,3321.126%
Cherokee tribal grouping3,6200.090%
Chippewa tribal grouping1,5450.038%
Navajo tribal grouping6480.016%
Sioux tribal grouping1,3340.033%
Asian Population166,3514.13%
Asian Indian22,8700.57%
Other Asian Population27,921
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15,1570.38%
Native Hawaiian3,7830.094%
Guamanian or Chamorro1,5180.038%
Other Pacific Islander8,177
Some other race121,000
Hispanic or Latino509,50712.66%
Puerto Rican13,1430.33%
Other Hispanic or Latino64,484

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Oregon


Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in OR

English is the official language in OR state, Language spoken at home are 84.75 are English, followed by 9% by Spanish, 2.55% by European languages, 3% by Asian languages.
Of these 114,413 Asian language speakers, South Asian/Indian spoken languages are 1075 speak Bengali, 1063 Punjabi, 6589 Hindi, 785 Gujarati, 1135 Urdu, 4384 speak Marathi/Nepali, 2475 Telugu, 1951 Tamil, 1484 Malayalam/Kannada.
Mid Asia and East Asia languages are 29681 Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 1820 Hmong, 10263 Japanese, 9897 Korean, 24966 Vietnamese, 3269 Khmer, 4347 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai language, 10552 Phillipines Tagalog.
8789 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 8056 Arabic, 1479 Hebrew, 4493 Parsian including Farsi and Dari.
6798 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1247 speak Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 2397 Swahili or other languages of Central,Eastern and Southern Africa.
European language speakers include 2247 Italian, 10592 speak French includes Cajun, 3062 Portuguese, 14473 German, 3024 Yiddish/Pennsylvania Dutch or other Western Germanic Languages, 942 Greek, 22030 Russian, 1273 Polish, 1542 Serbo-Croatian, 8362 Ukranian and 569 Armenian.
Speak only English3,214,94584.75
Spanish Language343,0329.04
European Language96,8952.55
Asian Languages114,4133.02
Other Languages23,9880.63
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Oregon state High school and college level stats as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years362918185324177594
Less than high school graduate502702927320997
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1088636061848245
Some college or associates degree1713708184889522
Bachelors degree or higher324151358518830
Population 25 years and over279795313655181432435
Less than 9th grade1067115436352348
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1669828927277710
High school graduate (includes equivalency)655921329815326106
Some college, no degree723165344096379069
Associates degree242247110508131739
Bachelors degree561492270479291013
Graduate or professional degree341435166985174450
High school graduate or higher213187910289501102929
Bachelors degree or higher772546375345397201
Black or African475412606821473
High school graduate or higher417922331318479
Bachelors degree or higher1198370804903
American Indian or Alaska Native alone287901401014780
High school graduate or higher237211130712414
Bachelors degree or higher386118162045
High school graduate or higher993984490554493
Bachelors degree or higher573032691730386
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander870742834424
High school graduate or higher757238263746
Bachelors degree or higher1412585827
Hispanic or Latino Origin256611134442122169
High school graduate or higher1619898222479765
Bachelors degree or higher373461776219584
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Population of Oregon state as per disability stats as below:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population580941
Black or African American11080
American Indian and Alaska Native alone8923
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1672
Some other race8784
With a hearing difficulty187543
With a vision difficulty98805
With a cognitive difficulty233374
With an ambulatory difficulty281776
With a self-care difficulty106156
With an independent living difficulty192043

Counties of Oregon

Oregon state is divided into 36 counties, Multnomah is the populous County with 811,880 inhabitants, followed by Washington County with 597,695, Clackamas County with 416,075, Lane County with 376,611 and Marion County with 346,868.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Baker County16,07916,006-0.52828
Benton County91,56792,1010.61111
Clackamas County412,821416,0750.833
Clatsop County39,11939,7641.61919
Columbia County51,79552,3771.11717
Coos County63,78164,38911616
Crook County23,09123,8673.42625
Curry County22,67622,8130.62727
Deschutes County186,807191,9962.877
Douglas County109,284110,2830.999
Gilliam County1,8651,8941.63434
Grant County7,1707,1760.13232
Harney County7,2867,3290.63131
Hood River County23,47623,428-0.22526
Jackson County216,761219,5641.366
Jefferson County23,70024,1922.12424
Josephine County86,65387,3930.91212
Klamath County66,78967,6531.31515
Lake County7,8907,879-0.13030
Lane County375,617379,6111.144
Lincoln County48,82049,3881.21818
Linn County124,977127,3351.988
Malheur County30,46030,7250.92020
Marion County341,217346,8681.755
Morrow County11,21511,3721.42929
Multnomah County808,781811,8800.411
Polk County83,75185,2341.81313
Sherman County1,7411,708-1.93535
Tillamook County26,57426,7870.82121
Umatilla County77,09677,5160.51414
Union County26,28626,4610.72323
Wallowa County7,0357,0810.73333
Wasco County26,32126,5050.72222
Washington County591,164597,6951.122
Wheeler County1,3551,3660.83636
Yamhill County105,572107,0021.41010


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