Oregon, US

Oregon: State of the United States of America


The state of Oregon is a place of endless possibilities. It's home to the tallest trees in the world, the deepest lake in North America, and more than 60% of all wildflowers in the U.S. The state is also known as a hub for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, and is one of only eight states with its own lottery (the Oregon Lottery).

The state capital is Salem, which is located in Marion County along the Willamette River. The city was founded in 1842 by William H. Willamette and named after him when he died in 1851. Salem has been a center for transportation since its founding—it was originally used as a port for freight ships traveling upriver to Portland and beyond, but it also became an important stop on the Oregon Trail during its early days.

Salem's population today stands at approximately 4 million people (according to 2020 census numbers), making it one of the most populous cities in Oregon!

Quick Facts about Oregon

Population : 4,241,507
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Oregon
Area : 255026 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.43%
Land as percent of area : 97.57%
Easternmost point : Point(-116.463761111 45.611480555)
Northernmost point : Point(-124.025008333 46.291719444)
Legislative body : Oregon Legislative Assembly
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Altitude : 3,297 feet / 1005 meters
Capital : Salem
Establishment : February 02, 1859 (163 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 15:23:00 (6th December 2022)
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Location of Oregon
Seal of Oregon seal image
Seal of Oregon
Seal of Oregon seal image


Oregon is located at 44°0'0"N 120°30'5"W (44.0001300, -120.5013900). It has 4 neighbors: California, Nevada, Idaho and Washington.

Oregon map

The largest city of Oregon is Portland with a population of 656,751. Other cities include, Salem population 175,891, Eugene population 173,236, Hillsboro population 110,985 and Gresham population 110,031. See all Oregon cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Oregon (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Oregon.

City Name Title County Population
Portland City in Oregon, USA Multnomah 656,751
Salem City and capital of Oregon, USA Marion 175,891
Eugene City in Lane County, Oregon, United States Lane 173,236
Terrebonne Census-designated place in Deschutes County, Oregon Deschutes 117,664
Hillsboro City in Oregon, USA Washington 110,985
Gresham City in Oregon, USA Multnomah 110,031
Bend City in Oregon, USA Deschutes 101,886
Beaverton City in Oregon, USA Washington 98,957
Medford City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Jackson 83,412
Springfield City Lane County, Oregon, United States Lane 63,209
Corvallis City in Oregon, USA Benton 59,093
Albany City in Oregon, USA Linn 56,129
Tigard City in Oregon, USA Washington 56,049
Aloha Unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States Washington 49,425
Lake Oswego City in Oregon, USA Clackamas 39,821
Keizer City in Oregon, USA Marion 39,593

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Oregon has 4 neighbours.

  • California state of the United States of America
  • Nevada state of the United States of America
  • Idaho state of the United States of America
  • Washington state of the United States of America

  • Lake County
  • Lincoln County
  • Hood River County
  • Polk County
  • Douglas County
  • Multnomah County
  • Marion County
  • Coos County
  • Linn County
  • Curry County
  • Baker County
  • Columbia County
  • Wasco County
  • Clackamas County
  • Jefferson County
  • Umatilla County
  • Sherman County
  • Morrow County
  • Gilliam County
  • Yamhill County
  • Wallowa County
  • Crook County
  • Josephine County
  • Clatsop County
  • Union County
  • Benton County
  • Deschutes County
  • Lane County
  • Wheeler County
  • Malheur County
  • Klamath County
  • Washington County
  • Grant County
  • Harney County
  • Tillamook County
  • Jackson County


Year Population % Change Method
1902 454,000 - census
1910 672,765 32.52% census
1920 783,389 14.12% census
1930 953,786 17.87% census
1940 1,089,684 12.47% census
1950 1,521,341 28.37% census
1960 1,768,687 13.98% census
1970 2,091,385 15.43% census
1980 2,633,105 20.57% census
1990 2,842,321 7.36% census
2000 3,421,399 16.93% census
2010 3,831,074 10.69% census
2011 3,872,036 1.06% estimation process
2012 3,899,001 0.69% estimation process
2013 3,922,468 0.6% estimation process
2014 3,963,244 1.03% estimation process
2015 4,015,792 1.31% estimation process
2016 4,089,976 1.81% estimation process
2017 4,143,625 1.29% estimation process
2018 4,181,886 0.91% estimation process
2019 4,217,737 0.85% estimation process
2020 4,241,507 0.56% estimation process

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People born in Oregon (117)

People born in Oregon, including Biologist Timothy Elliott Putman, racecar driver Len Sutton, movie actress Leslie Bovee, .


  • Gail Simone (American comic book writer) she was born in 29/07/1974
  • Gladys Lehman (American screenwriter) she was born in 24/01/1892
  • Scott D. Sundberg (American botanist (1954-2004)) he was born in 01/01/1954
  • Benjamin Hoff (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1946
  • Julia Whelan (American actress) she was born in 08/05/1984
  • Kris Slater (American movie actor) he was born in 17/10/1981
  • Joe Preston (Bass guitarist) he was born in 01/01/1969
  • Deirdre Lorenz (American actor and film producer) she was born in 01/01/2000
  • Kyle Mills (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1966
  • Lyle Campbell (American Mesoamericanist) he was born in 22/10/1942
  • Vic Sears (American football player (1918-2006)) he was born in 14/03/1918
  • Len Younce (American football player (1917-2000)) he was born in 08/01/1917
  • Tim Cone (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 14/12/1957
  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn (Al-Qaida member) he was born in 01/09/1978
  • Gordon Haller (American triathlete) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • Lisa Brennan-Jobs (writer, journalist, daughter of Steve Jobs) she was born in 17/05/1978
  • Tom Everett (American actor) he was born in 21/10/1948
  • Ynez Seabury (American actress (1907-1973)) she was born in 26/06/1907

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Oregon , Ohio city in Lucas County, Ohio with a population of 20,016 people.
  • Oregon , Illinois city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States with a population of 3,449 people.
  • Oregon , Wisconsin civil town in Dane County, Wisconsin with a population of 3,343 people.
  • Oregon , Pennsylvania human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 761 people.
  • Oregon , Missouri city in Holt County, Missouri, United States with a population of 735 people.

Oregon Counties (more)

Multnomah County
Multnomah County

Multnomah County, county in Oregon, United States

Washington County
Washington County

Washington County, county in Oregon, United States

Clackamas County
Clackamas County

Clackamas County, county in Oregon, United States

County Name Population
Multnomah County 815,637
Washington County 603,514
Clackamas County 421,596
Lane County 382,986
Marion County 349,204
Jackson County 221,844
Deschutes County 201,769
Linn County 131,054
Douglas County 111,364
Yamhill County 107,664
Benton County 93,239
Josephine County 88,053
Polk County 87,744
Umatilla County 77,752
Klamath County 68,739
Coos County 64,711

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Map of Oregon Na 1
Map of Oregon Na 1
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Counties Map of Oregon
Counties Map of Oregon
Oregon Relief Map
Oregon Relief Map
Where Is Oregon Located
Where Is Oregon Located
Oregon Cities And Towns
Oregon Cities And Towns
Oregon County Map
Oregon County Map
Oregon Reference Map
Oregon Reference Map
Oregon Rivers And Lakes
Oregon Rivers And Lakes
Oregon Alabama Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Oregon Alabama Plant Hardiness Zone Map