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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2019
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 410,552
% Foreign Born 9.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 41.7%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White
47.6%
Black or African American
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
29.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.2%
Other race
14.6%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 168,899
% Latino 41.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.9%
18-64 79.2%
65 and older 14.2%
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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

44.6
Gender (% female) 50.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.0%
Married 61.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.5%

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 3,807,185
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 21.6%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 94.9%
White 87.4%
Black or African American 1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian 1.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Other race 2.4%
Two or more races 5.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 397,940
% Latino 10.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.8%
5-17 16.2%
18-64 59.4%
65 and older 18.6%
Median Age 38.8
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.5%
Married 46.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.7%
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.

410,552
Born in Africa 17,249
Born in Asia 139,067
Born in Europe 55,454
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 174,989
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,108
Born in Oceania 8,685
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.

410,552
Europe 55,454
Northern Europe 12,361
United Kingdom
8,955
Ireland
1,067
Other Northern Europe
2,339
Western Europe 14,611
France
1,626
Germany
8,810
Other Western Europe
4,175
Southern Europe 2,312
Italy
702
Portugal
223
Other Southern Europe
1,387
Eastern Europe 26,081
Poland
2,261
Russia
6,061
Other Eastern Europe
17,759
Other Europe (no country specified) 89
Asia 139,067
Eastern Asia 49,780
China
28,559

China, excluding Taiwan

24,397

Taiwan

4,162
Japan
5,612
Korea
15,609
Other Eastern Asia
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South Central Asia 28,219
India
17,890
Iran
4,211
Other South Central Asia
6,118
Southeastern Asia 52,221
Philippines
15,188
Vietnam
22,992
Other Southeastern Asia
14,041
Western Asia 8,683
Israel
828
Lebanon
271
Other Western Asia
7,584
Other Asia (no country specified) 164
Africa 17,249
Eastern Africa 8,696
Northern Africa
2,306
Western Africa
2,906
Middle and Southern Africa
2,807
Other Africa (no country specified)
534
Oceania 8,685
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,763
Oceania (no country specified) 5,922
Americas 190,097
Latin America 174,989
Caribbean
4,005

Cuba

1,199

Jamaica

537

Other Caribbean

2,269
Central America
158,327

Mexico

138,504

El Salvador

2,924

Other Central America

16,899
South America
12,657

Brazil

2,367

Colombia

899

Other South America

9,391
Northern America 15,108
Canada
15,091
Other Northern America
17
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 113,592
1990-1999 101,255
2000-2009 99,859
Since 2010 95,846
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.2%
Born in Asia 33.9%
Born in Europe 13.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 42.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.7%
Born in Oceania 2.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 13.5%
Northern Europe 3.0%
United Kingdom 2.2%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.6%
Western Europe 3.6%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.1%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 6.4%
Poland 0.6%
Russia 1.5%
Other Eastern Europe 4.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 33.9%
Eastern Asia 12.1%
China 7.0%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.9%
Taiwan 1.0%
Japan 1.4%
Korea 3.8%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 6.9%
India 4.4%
Iran 1.0%
Other South Central Asia 1.5%
Southeastern Asia 12.7%
Philippines 3.7%
Vietnam 5.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 2.1%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 4.2%
Eastern Africa 2.1%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 0.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 2.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.4%
Americas 46.3%
Latin America 42.6%
Caribbean 1.0%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 38.6%
Mexico 33.7%
El Salvador 0.7%
Other Central America 4.1%
South America 3.1%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.2%
Other South America 2.3%
Northern America 3.7%
Canada 3.7%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.7%
1980-1989 24.7%
1990-1999 24.3%
Since 2000 23.3%
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 410,552
Naturalized citizens 197,449
Noncitizens 213,103
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 197,449
Before 1990 42,878
1990-1999 39,148
2000-2009 57,897
2010-2014 25,517
Since 2015 32,009
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.1%
Noncitizens 51.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 21.7%
1980-1989 19.8%
1990-1999 29.3%
2000-2009 12.9%
Since 2010 16.2%
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) 117,966
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,139
% married among women who gave birth
73.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 870,326
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 37,115
% married among women who gave birth 75.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 24.5%
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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.17
Average family size 3.67
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.43
Average family size 2.99
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 815,769
Only native parent(s)
633,858
One or more foreign-born parents
181,911

Child is native

159,742

Child is foreign born

22,169
Children under age 6 with 260,418
Only native parent(s)
205,190
One or more foreign-born parents
55,228

Child is native

51,707

Child is foreign born

3,521
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 555,351
Only native parent(s)
428,668
One or more foreign-born parents
126,683

Child is native

108,035

Child is foreign born

18,648
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

266,855
Only native parents 185,611
One or more foreign-born parents 81,244
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.3%
Child is native 19.6%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.2%
Child is native 19.9%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
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 19.5%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.4%
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 American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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.
  • 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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.