Oregon : What you need to know

Oregon’s landscape ranges from the windswept Pacific coastline to the Cascade Mountains. Between dense evergreen forests are unique cities where individuality and creative expression are celebrated. Eugene, Salem and Portland are among the best places to live in Oregon. Home to Nike’s world headquarters as well as Harry and David and Graphic Arts Center Publishing, Oregon’s economy revolves around technology, tourism and agriculture. The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are the state’s top colleges.


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Oregon Profile

Quick Facts

Population 3,939,233
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $51,243
Median Home Price $237,300
Median Property Tax $1,557
Median Rent $61

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 85.1%
  Ethnicity Black 1.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 12.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Other 3.4%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 19.3%
  Associate's Degree 8.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 11.5%
  High School Graduate 24.3%
  Some College, No Degree 26.3%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.8%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.8%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 3.4%
Construction 5.5%
Manufacturing 11.4%
Wholesale Trade 2.9%
Retail Trade 12.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.1%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.7%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 10.6%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.1%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.9%
Public Administration 4.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 61.3%
  Homes Owned 38.7%

Oregon Rankings


Best places to Live in Oregon
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Adair Village 828 $198,100 $57,150
Adams 370 $166,400 $56,667
Adrian 154 $85,000 $37,083
Albany 51,511 $175,300 $47,150
Aloha 53,879 $230,800 $65,765
Alpine 84 $0 $0
Alsea 146 $150,000 $55,417
Altamont 19,502 $138,400 $40,245
Amity 1,558 $160,500 $53,333
Annex 230 $121,700 $39,583
Antelope 12 $109,400 $29,375
Arlington 596 $119,400 $48,750
Ashland 20,556 $340,200 $45,704
Astoria 9,537 $233,500 $44,663
Athena 1,069 $140,200 $62,188
Aumsville 3,823 $156,500 $49,403
Aurora 1,192 $277,700 $69,250
Baker City 9,777 $115,500 $36,778
Bandon 3,070 $169,400 $29,668
Banks 1,580 $228,800 $79,667