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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 397,293
% Foreign Born 9.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 37.1%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 96.4%
White
51.3%
Black or African American
3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.0%
Asian
27.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.2%
Other race
11.8%
Two or more races 3.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 174,377
% Latino 43.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.7%
18-64 81.5%
65 and older 12.2%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

41.4
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.8%
Married 60.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 3,631,684
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.0%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 95.4%
White 88.9%
Black or African American 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian 1.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.3%
Other race 1.6%
Two or more races 4.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 337,521
% Latino 9.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.2%
5-17 16.8%
18-64 60.1%
65 and older 16.8%
Median Age 38.6
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.8%
Married 47.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.1%
Foreign Born
Number 289,702
% Foreign Born 8.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 3,131,697
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Foreign Born
Number 139,307
% Foreign Born 4.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 2,703,014
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

397,244
Born in Africa 14,109
Born in Asia 127,396
Born in Europe 54,859
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 178,011
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 13,798
Born in Oceania 9,071
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

397,244
Europe 54,859
Northern Europe 16,259
United Kingdom
12,425
Ireland
907
Other Northern Europe
2,927
Western Europe 15,238
France
1,731
Germany
9,416
Other Western Europe
4,091
Southern Europe 3,077
Italy
1,722
Portugal
575
Other Southern Europe
780
Eastern Europe 20,285
Poland
1,127
Russia
3,474
Other Eastern Europe
15,684
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 127,396
Eastern Asia 46,406
China
27,932

China, excluding Taiwan

25,260

Taiwan

2,672
Japan
5,336
Korea
12,989
Other Eastern Asia
149
South Central Asia 26,817
India
15,609
Iran
4,941
Other South Central Asia
6,267
Southeastern Asia 46,671
Philippines
11,201
Vietnam
22,662
Other Southeastern Asia
12,808
Western Asia 7,403
Israel
625
Lebanon
677
Other Western Asia
6,101
Other Asia (no country specified) 99
Africa 14,109
Eastern Africa 7,013
Northern Africa
2,426
Western Africa
2,143
Middle and Southern Africa
2,527
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 9,071
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,892
Oceania (no country specified) 6,179
Americas 191,809
Latin America 178,011
Caribbean
5,432

Cuba

3,931

Jamaica

552

Other Caribbean

949
Central America
163,927

Mexico

147,732

El Salvador

6,340

Other Central America

9,855
South America
8,652

Brazil

2,240

Colombia

1,089

Other South America

5,323
Northern America 13,798
Canada
13,798
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 119,723
1990-1999 104,283
2000-2009 112,960
Since 2010 60,327
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.6%
Born in Asia 32.1%
Born in Europe 13.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 44.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.5%
Born in Oceania 2.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.6%
Country #2 5.4%
Country #3 4.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 13.8%
Northern Europe 4.1%
United Kingdom 3.1%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.7%
Western Europe 3.8%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 5.1%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.9%
Other Eastern Europe 3.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.1%
Eastern Asia 11.7%
China 7.0%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.4%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 1.3%
Korea 3.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.8%
India 3.9%
Iran 1.2%
Other South Central Asia 1.6%
Southeastern Asia 11.7%
Philippines 2.8%
Vietnam 5.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.2%
Western Asia 1.9%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.5%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.6%
Eastern Africa 1.8%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 0.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 2.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.6%
Americas 48.3%
Latin America 44.8%
Caribbean 1.4%
Cuba 1.0%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.2%
Central America 41.3%
Mexico 37.2%
El Salvador 1.6%
Other Central America 2.5%
South America 2.2%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.3%
Other South America 1.3%
Northern America 3.5%
Canada 3.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 30.1%
1980-1989 26.2%
1990-1999 28.4%
Since 2000 15.2%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 289,702
Born in Africa 5,033
Born in Asia 79,183
Born in Europe 54,441
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 129,268
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17,165
Cat28 4,609
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Vietnam
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.7%
Born in Asia 27.3%
Born in Europe 18.8%
Born in Latin America 44.6%
Born in Northern America 5.9%
Born in Oceania 1.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.0%
Country #2 5.9%
Country #3 5.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 134,700
Born in Africa 2,146
Born in Asia 42,308
Born in Europe 36,166
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 34,757
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,976
Cat21 2,347
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.6%
Born in Asia 31.4%
Born in Europe 26.8%
Born in Latin America 25.8%
Born in Northern America 12.6%
Born in Oceania 1.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 21.4%
Country #2 12.0%
Country #3 6.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 397,293
Naturalized citizens 167,977
Noncitizens 229,316
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 167,977
Before 1980 24,737
1980-1989 17,861
1990-1999 32,704
2000-2009 57,277
Since 2010 35,398
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.3%
Noncitizens 57.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.7%
1980-1989 10.6%
1990-1999 19.5%
2000-2009 34.1%
Since 2010 21.1%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 289,702
Naturalized citizens 97,381
Noncitizens 192,321
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.6%
Noncitizens 66.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 139,307
Naturalized citizens 59,202
Noncitizens 80,105
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.5%
Noncitizens 57.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 132,112
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,721
% married among women who gave birth
68.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
31.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 805,591
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 38,366
% married among women who gave birth 69.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 30.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.32
Average family size 3.75
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.45
Average family size 3.00
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 816,316
Only native parent(s)
632,016
One or more foreign-born parents
184,300

Child is native

165,710

Child is foreign born

18,590
Children under age 6 with 262,321
Only native parent(s)
204,586
One or more foreign-born parents
57,735

Child is native

55,275

Child is foreign born

2,460
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 553,995
Only native parent(s)
427,430
One or more foreign-born parents
126,565

Child is native

110,435

Child is foreign born

16,130
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

346,466
Only native parents 239,098
One or more foreign-born parents 107,368
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.6%
Child is native 20.3%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.0%
Child is native 21.1%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.8%
Child is native 19.9%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 809,305
Only native parent(s) 676,862
One or more foreign-born parents 132,443
Child is native 102,108
Child is foreign born 30,335
Children under age 6 with 253,395
Only native parent(s) 204,811
One or more foreign-born parents 48,584
Child is native 44,085
Child is foreign born 4,499
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 555,910
Only native parent(s) 472,051
One or more foreign-born parents 83,859
Child is native 58,023
Child is foreign born 25,836
Children in Low-Income Families* 293,285
Only native parents 221,601
One or more foreign-born parents 71,684
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.4%
Child is native 12.6%
Child is foreign born 3.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.2%
Child is native 17.4%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.1%
Child is native 10.4%
Child is foreign born 4.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 694,820
Only native parent(s) 638,887
One or more foreign-born parents 55,933
Child is native 44,529
Child is foreign born 11,404
Children under age 6 with 234,636
Only native parent(s) 215,553
One or more foreign-born parents 19,083
Child is native 17,390
Child is foreign born 1,693
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 460,184
Only native parent(s) 423,334
One or more foreign-born parents 36,850
Child is native 27,139
Child is foreign born 9,711
Children in Low-Income Families* 266,897
Only native parents 238,700
One or more foreign-born parents 28,197
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.0%
Child is native 6.4%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.1%
Child is native 7.4%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.0%
Child is native 5.9%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 89.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.6%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.