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State Demographics Data - OR
 

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2022
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 420,943
% Foreign Born 9.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2022 45.3%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 82.0%
White
26.7%
Black or African American
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
2.0%
Asian
28.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.2%
Other race
20.5%
Two or more races 18.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 179,418
% Latino 42.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.4%
5-17 4.1%
18-64 80.3%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 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.

45.9
Gender (% female) 49.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.1%
Married 61.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.4%

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 3,819,194
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 22.0%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 88.8%
White 79.8%
Black or African American 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1%
Asian 2.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.3%
Other race 3.8%
Two or more races 11.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 430,120
% Latino 11.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.2%
5-17 16.1%
18-64 59.0%
65 and older 19.7%
Median Age 39.5
Gender (% female) 50.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.3%
Married 45.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.9%
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.

420,943
Born in Africa 15,870
Born in Asia 136,821
Born in Europe 59,809
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 184,258
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,264
Born in Oceania 8,921
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

420,943
Europe 59,809
Northern Europe 15,488
United Kingdom
12,438
Ireland
1,462
Other Northern Europe
1,588
Western Europe 14,888
France
2,771
Germany
8,674
Other Western Europe
3,443
Southern Europe 2,150
Italy
911
Portugal
543
Other Southern Europe
696
Eastern Europe 26,862
Poland
1,231
Russia
3,983
Other Eastern Europe
21,648
Other Europe (no country specified) 421
Asia 136,821
Eastern Asia 41,863
China
27,516

China, excluding Taiwan

23,978

Taiwan

3,538
Japan
5,564
Korea
8,783
Other Eastern Asia
N
South Central Asia 34,731
India
20,712
Iran
3,353
Other South Central Asia
10,666
Southeastern Asia 48,917
Philippines
15,664
Vietnam
21,257
Other Southeastern Asia
11,996
Western Asia 11,115
Israel
1,608
Lebanon
1,059
Other Western Asia
8,448
Other Asia (no country specified) 195
Africa 15,870
Eastern Africa 7,482
Northern Africa 1,476
Western Africa 4,914
Middle and Southern Africa 1,998
Other Africa (no country specified) N
Oceania 8,921
Australia and New Zealand subregion 3,343
Oceania (no country specified) 5,578
Americas 199,522
Latin America 184,258
Caribbean
6,404

Cuba

2,542

Jamaica

541

Other Caribbean

3,321
Central America
162,824

Mexico

143,225

El Salvador

4,217

Other Central America

15,382
South America
15,030

Brazil

1,677

Colombia

1,702

Other South America

11,651
Northern America 15,264
Canada
15,264
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 107,174
1990-1999 94,109
2000-2009 98,944
Since 2010 120,716
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.8%
Born in Asia 32.5%
Born in Europe 14.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 43.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.6%
Born in Oceania 2.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 14.2%
Northern Europe 3.7%
United Kingdom 3.0%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 3.5%
France 0.7%
Germany 2.1%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 6.4%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.9%
Other Eastern Europe 5.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 32.5%
Eastern Asia 9.9%
China 6.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.7%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 1.3%
Korea 2.1%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 8.3%
India 4.9%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 2.5%
Southeastern Asia 11.6%
Philippines 3.7%
Vietnam 5.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.8%
Western Asia 2.6%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 3.8%
Eastern Africa 1.8%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 1.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) N
Oceania 2.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.8%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.3%
Americas 47.4%
Latin America 43.8%
Caribbean 1.5%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.8%
Central America 38.7%
Mexico 34.0%
El Salvador 1.0%
Other Central America 3.7%
South America 3.6%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 0.4%
Other South America 2.8%
Northern America 3.6%
Canada 3.6%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 25.5%
1980-1989 22.4%
1990-1999 23.5%
Since 2000 28.7%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 420,943
Naturalized citizens 201,669
Noncitizens 219,274
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 201,669
Before 1990 37,667
1990-1999 34,575
2000-2009 50,101
2010-2014 28,943
Since 2015 50,383
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.9%
Noncitizens 52.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.7%
1980-1989 17.1%
1990-1999 24.8%
2000-2009 14.4%
Since 2010 25.0%
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) 116,477
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,766
% married among women who gave birth
88.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
11.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 870,328
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,400
% married among women who gave birth 74.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 26.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 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 2.98
Average family size 3.45
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.33
Average family size 2.9
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 to children between ages 0 and 17 (regardless of their nativity) who reside with at least one parent. This means that the number of children shown here is smaller than the overall number of U.S. children under 18. Since 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in its count of children in families and subfamilies.

 
Children under age 18 with 789,116
Only native parent(s)
617,555
One or more foreign-born parents
171,561

Child is native

156,144

Child is foreign born

15,417
Children under age 6 with 232,701
Only native parent(s)
185,637
One or more foreign-born parents
47,064

Child is native

45,334

Child is foreign born

1,730
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 556,415
Only native parent(s)
431,918
One or more foreign-born parents
124,497

Child is native

110,810

Child is foreign born

13,687
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers to children between ages 0 and 17 (regardless of their nativity) who reside with at least one parent. This means that the number of children shown here is smaller than the overall number of U.S. children under 18. Since 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in its count of children in families and subfamilies. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

249,669
Only native parents 177,503
One or more foreign-born parents 72,166
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.7%
Child is native 19.8%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.2%
Child is native 19.5%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.4%
Child is native 19.9%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 71.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.9%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2022 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, click here. For ACS 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, Sarah Flood, Matthew Sobek, Daniel Backman, Annie Chen, Grace Cooper, Stephanie Richards, Renae Rogers, and Megan Schouweiler. IPUMS USA: Version 14.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2023. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V14.0​.

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.
  • Race and Hispanic origin: In preparation for the 2020 Decennial Census, the Census Bureau has made some improvements and changes in how the respondents were asked about their race and Hispanic origin on the 2020 decennial Census form. The goal was to achieve a more accurate portrait of how U.S. residents self-identify. The same changes in the questionnaire design were implemented in the subsequent ACS as well. Note that the racial composition of the U.S. population in the current ACS looks different from pre-2020 data. For instance, the proportion of people who reported “two or more races” has increased, while the proportion of “white alone” decreased, reflecting both the growth of a more racially diverse population and the changes in the questionnaire design. Race and Hispanic origin comparisons between the current ACS and pre-2020 data should be made with caution, taking into account the changes in the questionnaire design. For more details, visit the Census Bureau’s Resource Library.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 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.
  • Children: The data here include children between ages 0 and 17 (regardless of their nativity) who reside with at least one parent. This means that the number of children shown here is smaller than the overall number of U.S. children under 18. Since 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau has included children of same-sex married couples in its count of children in families and subfamilies.