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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2017
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 408,718
% Foreign Born 9.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 41.1%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 96.4%
White
50.6%
Black or African American
3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
29.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.1%
Other race
11.2%
Two or more races 3.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 167,520
% Latino 41.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 4.8%
18-64 81.1%
65 and older 13.6%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

43.3
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.6%
Married 60.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.3%

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 3,734,058
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 19.2%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 95.1%
White 88.1%
Black or African American 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.3%
Other race 2.1%
Two or more races 4.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 373,404
% Latino 10.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.2%
5-17 16.7%
18-64 59.7%
65 and older 17.5%
Median Age 38.6
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.2%
Married 47.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.0%
Foreign Born
Number 289,702
% Foreign Born 8.5%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

408,718
Born in Africa 18,048
Born in Asia 135,329
Born in Europe 63,154
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 171,752
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 13,161
Born in Oceania 7,274
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.

408,718
Europe 63,154
Northern Europe 17,863
United Kingdom
12,812
Ireland
1,414
Other Northern Europe
3,637
Western Europe 15,194
France
2,616
Germany
8,657
Other Western Europe
3,921
Southern Europe 1,335
Italy
603
Portugal
84
Other Southern Europe
648
Eastern Europe 28,620
Poland
718
Russia
6,423
Other Eastern Europe
21,479
Other Europe (no country specified) 142
Asia 135,329
Eastern Asia 46,202
China
27,424

China, excluding Taiwan

24,140

Taiwan

3,284
Japan
6,965
Korea
11,745
Other Eastern Asia
68
South Central Asia 29,257
India
18,033
Iran
5,372
Other South Central Asia
5,852
Southeastern Asia 52,115
Philippines
13,898
Vietnam
24,358
Other Southeastern Asia
13,859
Western Asia 7,625
Israel
1,046
Lebanon
1,606
Other Western Asia
4,973
Other Asia (no country specified) 130
Africa 18,048
Eastern Africa 9,019
Northern Africa
3,159
Western Africa
1,526
Middle and Southern Africa
3,504
Other Africa (no country specified)
840
Oceania 7,274
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,202
Oceania (no country specified) 5,072
Americas 184,913
Latin America 171,752
Caribbean
5,952

Cuba

4,478

Jamaica

555

Other Caribbean

919
Central America
155,423

Mexico

142,182

El Salvador

4,607

Other Central America

8,634
South America
10,377

Brazil

2,394

Colombia

1,221

Other South America

6,762
Northern America 13,161
Canada
13,161
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 118,951
1990-1999 104,346
2000-2009 99,056
Since 2010 86,365
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.4%
Born in Asia 33.1%
Born in Europe 15.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 42.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.2%
Born in Oceania 1.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.6
Country #2 5.40%
Country #3 4.9
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 15.5%
Northern Europe 4.4%
United Kingdom 3.1%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.9%
Western Europe 3.7%
France 0.6%
Germany 2.1%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 0.3%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 7.0%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 1.6%
Other Eastern Europe 5.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.1%
Eastern Asia 11.3%
China 6.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 1.7%
Korea 2.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.2%
India 4.4%
Iran 1.3%
Other South Central Asia 1.4%
Southeastern Asia 12.8%
Philippines 3.4%
Vietnam 6.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 1.9%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 1.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.4%
Eastern Africa 2.2%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 1.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.2%
Americas 45.2%
Latin America 42.0%
Caribbean 1.5%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.2%
Central America 38.0%
Mexico 34.8%
El Salvador 1.1%
Other Central America 2.1%
South America 2.5%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.3%
Other South America 1.7%
Northern America 3.2%
Canada 3.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 29.1%
1980-1989 25.5%
1990-1999 24.2%
Since 2000 21.1%
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
Country #2 5.90%
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 0
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
Country #3 6.10%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 408,718
Naturalized citizens 185,646
Noncitizens 223,072
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 185,646
Before 1980 26,833
1980-1989 19,491
1990-1999 35,739
2000-2009 54,210
Since 2010 49,373
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.4%
Noncitizens 54.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.5%
1980-1989 10.5%
1990-1999 19.3%
2000-2009 29.2%
Since 2010 26.6%
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) 128,523
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,648
% married among women who gave birth
80.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 837,683
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 40,439
% married among women who gave birth 66.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 33.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.27
Average family size 3.82
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.44
Average family size 2.98
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 826,077
Only native parent(s)
625,653
One or more foreign-born parents
200,424

Child is native

183,574

Child is foreign born

16,850
Children under age 6 with 263,036
Only native parent(s)
205,967
One or more foreign-born parents
57,069

Child is native

54,844

Child is foreign born

2,225
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 563,041
Only native parent(s)
419,686
One or more foreign-born parents
143,355

Child is native

128,730

Child is foreign born

14,625
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.

314,549
Only native parents 210,771
One or more foreign-born parents 103,778
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.3%
Child is native 22.2%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.7%
Child is native 20.9%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.5%
Child is native 22.9%
Child is foreign born 2.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 67.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 33.0%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.