Population Of Oregon In 2016

Oregon is a U.S. state in the Pacific Northwest region known for it’s various landscape of farms, forests, mountains and beaches. Metro Portland is famous for it’s avant-garde culture and is home to iconic coffee shops, boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants and microbreweries. It is situated in the Willamette Valley. Capital of the state is Salem.

Oregon consisted many indigenous tribes before Western traders and explorers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in the year 1843, the Oregon Territory was created in 1848 and the state became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Currently, Oregon is the ninth largest and 27th most populous U.S. state. The capital of Oregon is Salem and the second most populous of it’s cities and with 160,614 residents (2013 estimate). With 609,456 residents (2013 estimate), Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the country. It’s metro population of 2,314,554 is 24th. The Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state’s most densely populated area, home to eight of the ten most populous cities.

Population Of Oregon In 2016


Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 3.868 Million, 2012 – 3.899 Million, 2013 – 3.928 Million, 2014 – 3.97 Million. Taking the information of population of Oregon in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Oregon have expanded by 0.102 Million. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 3.9955 Million and the anticipated population of Oregon of the year 2016 ought to be 4.021 Million.

As of the year 2011, 38.7% of Oregon’s children were under one year of age belonged to minority groups, meaning they had minimum one parent who was not a non-Hispanic white. Out of the state’s total population, 22.6% was under the age 18 and 77.4% were 18 or older.

The center of population of Oregon is located in Linn County, in the city of Lyons. More than 46% of the state’s population lives in the Oregon portion of the Portland metropolitan area.

As of the year 2004, the state’s population included 309,700 foreign-born residents (accounting for 8.7% of the state population).

Projections from the U.S. Census show Oregon’s population increasing to 4,833,918 by 2030 and of 41.3% compared to the state’s population of 3,421,399 in 2000. The state’s own projections forecast a total population of 5,425,408 in the year 2040.


The US Census projects that the population of Oregon was 3,930,065on July 1, 2014, a 3.63% increase over the 2010 US Census. Oregon was the U.S.’s “Top Moving Destination” in the year 2014 with two families moving into the state for every one moving out of state (66.4% to 33.6%). The state was also the top moving destination in the year 2013 and second most popular destination in 2010.

As of the census of 2010, Oregon had a population of 3,831,074, which is an increase of 409,675, or 12%, since the year 2000. The population density was 39.9 inhabitants per square mile (15.4/km2). There were 1,675,562 housing units, a 15.3% increase over 2000. Among them, around 90.7% were occupied.


40.9 per square mile is the population density of Oregon.

Portland’s population has increased more than 12 percent since the year 2000.

Portland’s population growth has outnumbered almost every coastal place in the nation since 2000, a factor that’s playing a big role in the region’s real estate.

Portland State University’s Population Research Center had released the 2014 population estimates for Oregon and it’s cities and counties. Results show Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in the year 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014 or by 43,545, because of people moving to the state.

Population growth consists of two things: natural increase (the number of births minus the number of deaths) and net migration (movers-in minus movers-out).

From the year 2013 to 2014, the state’s population growth was attributed more to net migration (74 percent) than to natural increase (26 percent). Basically, net in-migration has either boosted population growth rates around the state or has stabilized population losses. In counties where a natural decrease is occurring, net in-migration has sort of offset overall population decreases.


  1. Oregon’s state flag shows a beaver on it’s reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.
  2. It has more ghost towns than any other state.
  3. The Columbia River gorge is considered by many to be the best place in the world for windsurfing.
  4. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.
  5. Oregon and New Jersey are the only states basically without self-serve gas stations.

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