Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary along Washington state, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary along Idaho. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. It is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)4,093,465
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)3,831,072
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)6.80
Population, Census, April 1, 20103,831,074
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.20
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201022.60
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.90
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.50
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201083.60
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20101.80
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20101.40
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20103.70
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.30
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20103.80
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)11.70
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201078.50
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015306,723
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20159.90
Housing units, April 1, 20101,675,562
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201561.30
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015237,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,557
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015469
Median gross rent, 2011-2015907
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20151,533,430
Persons per household, 2011-2015251.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201581.90
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201515.10
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201589.80
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201530.80
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201510.20
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.30
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201562.10
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201557.60
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)8,466,788
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)24,956,816
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)51,349,948
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)48,325,261
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)49,481,054
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,690
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201523
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201551,243
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201527,684
Persons in poverty, percent15.40
All firms, 2012339,305
Men-owned firms, 2012165,691
Women-owned firms, 2012123,015
Minority-owned firms, 201241,456
Nonminority-owned firms, 201241,456
Veteran-owned firms, 201230,918
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012288,790
Population per square mile, 201040
Land area in square miles, 201095,988