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Population
  2010 2019
Population 3,831,074 4,217,737
Rank 27 27
Median Age 38.4 39.6
   
Total 8 year-olds 47,119 49,002
Boys 24,157 24,868
Girls 22,962 24,134
Total 9 year-olds 48,202 49,211
Boys 24,448 25,214
Girls 23,754 23,997
Total 10 year-olds 48,968 48,977
Boys 25,123 25,078
Girls 23,845 23,899
Total 11 year-olds 48,367 50,728
Boys 24,768 25,898
Girls 23,599 24,830
Total 12 year-olds 47,999 50,417
Boys 24,492 25,737
Girls 23,507 24,680
Total 13 year-olds 48,712 49,878
Boys 24,779 25,508
Girls 23,933 24,370
Total 14 year-olds 48,507 49,084
Boys 24,956 25,202
Girls 23,551 23,882
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 72.2% 71.5%
Car Pool 10.0% 9.5%
Public Transportation 4.2% 4.7%
Work at Home 6.5% 7.3%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 95.0%

Geography
  2010
Capital Salem
Largest City Portland
Second Largest City Eugene
Persons Per Square Mile 39.9

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,925 1,990
Amusement Parks 2 4
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,797 3,095
Toy Stores 179 176
Video/Disc Rental Stores 232 25
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 16 14
Candy & Nut Stores 54 51
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 167 196
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 10 10

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: February 14, 1859
  • Population 1860: 52,465
  • Population 1900: 413,536
  • Population 1950: 1,521,341
  • Population 2000: 3,421,399
  • Population 2010: 3,831,074

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Beaver State
  • Flower : Oregon Grape
  • Tree : Douglas Fir
  • Bird : Western Meadowlark
  • Animal : American Beaver
  • Fish => Chinook Salmon
  • Nut => Hazelnut

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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