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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2018
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 432,410
% Foreign Born 10.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 49.3%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White
49.9%
Black or African American
4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
28.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.4%
Other race
12.4%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 181,871
% Latino 42.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.0%
18-64 80.6%
65 and older 13.9%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

43.1
Gender (% female) 50.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.5%
Married 61.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.7%

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 3,758,303
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 20.0%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 95.1%
White 87.8%
Black or African American 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 1.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.3%
Other race 2.2%
Two or more races 4.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 374,526
% Latino 10.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 16.5%
18-64 59.3%
65 and older 18.1%
Median Age 38.8
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.0%
Married 47.9%
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.

432,410
Born in Africa 17,978
Born in Asia 142,065
Born in Europe 61,239
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 186,987
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 14,555
Born in Oceania 9,586
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
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.

432,410
Europe 61,239
Northern Europe 15,404
United Kingdom
11,602
Ireland
1,336
Other Northern Europe
2,466
Western Europe 17,308
France
2,770
Germany
10,472
Other Western Europe
4,066
Southern Europe 3,619
Italy
1,736
Portugal
269
Other Southern Europe
1,614
Eastern Europe 24,886
Poland
471
Russia
4,783
Other Eastern Europe
19,632
Other Europe (no country specified) 22
Asia 142,065
Eastern Asia 46,630
China
27,941

China, excluding Taiwan

24,578

Taiwan

3,363
Japan
6,489
Korea
12,200
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 31,197
India
20,405
Iran
2,965
Other South Central Asia
7,827
Southeastern Asia 54,702
Philippines
17,071
Vietnam
22,155
Other Southeastern Asia
15,476
Western Asia 9,421
Israel
558
Lebanon
476
Other Western Asia
8,387
Other Asia (no country specified) 115
Africa 17,978
Eastern Africa 12,202
Northern Africa
1,798
Western Africa
2,395
Middle and Southern Africa
1,583
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 9,586
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,247
Oceania (no country specified) 7,339
Americas 201,542
Latin America 186,987
Caribbean
4,529

Cuba

2,381

Jamaica

809

Other Caribbean

1,339
Central America
168,474

Mexico

152,055

El Salvador

7,154

Other Central America

9,265
South America
13,984

Brazil

2,711

Colombia

2,220

Other South America

9,053
Northern America 14,555
Canada
14,555
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 119,297
1990-1999 103,172
2000-2009 106,961
Since 2010 102,980
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.2%
Born in Asia 32.9%
Born in Europe 14.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 43.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.4%
Born in Oceania 2.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 14.2%
Northern Europe 3.6%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.6%
Western Europe 4.0%
France 0.6%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 0.9%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 5.8%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 4.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.9%
Eastern Asia 10.8%
China 6.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.7%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 1.5%
Korea 2.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.2%
India 4.7%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.8%
Southeastern Asia 12.7%
Philippines 3.9%
Vietnam 5.1%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.6%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.2%
Eastern Africa 2.8%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 2.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.7%
Americas 46.6%
Latin America 43.2%
Caribbean 1.0%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.3%
Central America 39.0%
Mexico 35.2%
El Salvador 1.7%
Other Central America 2.1%
South America 3.2%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 2.1%
Northern America 3.4%
Canada 3.4%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.6%
1980-1989 23.9%
1990-1999 24.7%
Since 2000 23.8%
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 432,410
Naturalized citizens 195,759
Noncitizens 236,651
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 195,759
Before 1990 43,235
1990-1999 33,765
2000-2009 58,880
2010-2014 32,064
Since 2015 27,815
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.3%
Noncitizens 54.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 22.1%
1980-1989 17.2%
1990-1999 30.1%
2000-2009 16.4%
Since 2010 14.2%
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) 136,104
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 11,161
% married among women who gave birth
87.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
13.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 845,677
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,659
% married among women who gave birth 76.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 23.8%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 830,148
Only native parent(s)
624,116
One or more foreign-born parents
206,032

Child is native

186,470

Child is foreign born

19,562
Children under age 6 with 265,616
Only native parent(s)
204,508
One or more foreign-born parents
61,108

Child is native

58,376

Child is foreign born

2,732
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 564,532
Only native parent(s)
419,608
One or more foreign-born parents
144,924

Child is native

128,094

Child is foreign born

16,830
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.

297,685
Only native parents 198,531
One or more foreign-born parents 99,154
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.8%
Child is native 22.5%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.0%
Child is native 22.0%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.7%
Child is native 22.7%
Child is foreign born 3.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 66.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 33.3%
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, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.