Oregon, US

Oregon: State of the United States of America


Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. It is located on the West Coast, north of California.

Geography and Climate

Oregon covers 98,466 square miles, making it the ninth largest state. It shares borders with Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho and the Pacific Ocean. The diverse terrain includes volcanic mountains, high deserts, forests, and over 300 miles of scenic Pacific coastline.

Oregon has a temperate climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Precipitation is highest along the coast.

Economy and Industry

Major industries important to Oregon’s economy include agriculture, technology, apparel and outdoor gear manufacturing. Abundant natural resources support timber and wood product industries. The state is renowned for its craft beers and Pinot Noir wines.

Leading employers Intel and Nike are headquartered in Oregon. Tourism brings in billions visiting sites like Crater Lake National Park.

Culture and Demographics

Oregon has about 4.2 million residents. It has a relatively homogeneous population, with over 70% white. The culture is often described as casual, progressive and eco-friendly. Portland is known for its hipster vibe and food scene.

Government and Politics

Salem is the state capital and Portland is the largest city. The current Governor is Kate Brown, a Democrat. Oregon has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1988.

In summary, Oregon is known for its natural scenery, craft beverages, casual lifestyle and pioneering innovations by major companies like Intel and Nike. It has a diverse landscape that supports a strong forestry sector, agriculture and booming technology industry.

Oregon locator map
Location of 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
Named for : t2115592223
Altitude : 3,297 feet / 1005 meters
Capital : Salem
Establishment : February 02, 1859 (164 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 10:11:07 (7th December 2023)
Weather : 27℉ Rain And Snow Likely 7-days weather
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 The twenty-sixth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Portland metropolitan area. Multnomah 656,751
Salem The capital of Oregon. Marion 175,891
Eugene The second most populous city in Oregon. Lane 173,236
Terrebonne Census-designated place in Deschutes County, Oregon Deschutes 117,664
Hillsboro The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon. Washington 110,985
Gresham The second most populous city in Multnomah County, Oregon. Multnomah 110,031
Bend The most populous city in Deschutes County, Oregon. Deschutes 101,886
Beaverton The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon. Washington 98,957
Medford The most populous city in Jackson County, Oregon. Jackson 83,412
Springfield The most populous city in Lane County, Oregon. Lane 63,209
Corvallis The most populous city in Benton County, Oregon. Benton 59,093
Albany The most populous city in Linn County, Oregon. Linn 56,129
Tigard The most populous city in Washington County, Oregon. Washington 56,049
Aloha A city in Clackamas County, Oregon. Washington 49,425
Lake Oswego A city in Clackamas County, Oregon. Clackamas 39,821
Keizer City in Oregon, USA Marion 39,593

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Oregon forecast: Rain likely before 7pm, then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 12 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. more

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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 & Images (more maps)

Map of Oregon Na 1
Map of Oregon Na 1
Oregon Flag Map
Oregon Flag Map
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