Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east.
The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.
The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers, and settlers who formed an autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843.
The Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.
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As of 2012, Oregon has a total population of 3,823,607 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.68%.
The median home price Oregon is $215,620 with the median age of the buyer being 31. Homes in Oregon have appreciatied over the last by -9.90%.
Public schools in Oregon spend approximately $5,500 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 23.4.
Oregon has an unemployment rate of 10.70%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -4.93% with a projected future job growth of 19.44%.
Oregon has an average commute time of 24.3 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Oregon is a 4 in violent crime and a 5 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Oregon, 56.750% of people are Democrats, 40.400% are Republicans and 2.850% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Oregon was 3,823,607. Oregon has a population density of 40 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Oregon
The median age in Oregon is 38.2, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.71% of the population of Oregon, while females make up 50.29% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Oregon is 2.5 people across 1,495,882. 57.91% of people are married in Oregon while 42.09% are single.
|Local Population||Oregon||United States|
|Households by Income||Oregon||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||11.92%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||10.91%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||11.49%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||16.68%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||12.12%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||10.65%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||3.90%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.14%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.46%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Oregon||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||13.56%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||19.85%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||26.11%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.67%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||9.19%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||14.55%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Oregon||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-4.93%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||19.44%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$25,352||$26,372|
As of 2012, Oregon consisted of 32.47% renters and 58.97% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -9.90% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Oregon Housing||Oregon||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$215,620||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||31||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$11.09||$11.20|
|Oregon Homes by Value||Oregon||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||1.96%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||2.02%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||1.78%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||2.00%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||2.42%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||10.42%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||15.64%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||31.26%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||15.03%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||7.51%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||6.51%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||1.49%||2.07%|
|Oregon Homes by Year Built||Oregon||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||11.38%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||6.13%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||8.68%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||10.61%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||20.07%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||10.63%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||7.47%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||8.78%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||16.25%||15.21%|
29.98% of the people in Oregon declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Oregon Religions||Oregon||United States|