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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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Quick Facts about OR

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 in OR

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race in OR

  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 in OR

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels in OR

  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 in OR

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 in OR

  Homes Rent 61.3%
  Homes Owned 38.7%

Oregon Rankings

Best places to Live in Oregon

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Portland 612,206 $295,100 $55,003
Salem 160,008 $182,800 $47,191
Eugene 159,615 $240,500 $43,101
Gresham 109,308 $210,500 $46,956
Hillsboro 97,751 $240,800 $67,757
Beaverton 93,919 $286,200 $56,882
Bend 81,780 $271,300 $52,989
Medford 77,579 $204,600 $41,931
Springfield 60,235 $164,600 $39,729
Corvallis 54,981 $270,800 $42,488
Aloha 53,879 $230,800 $65,765
Albany 51,511 $175,300 $47,150
Tigard 50,276 $302,500 $62,048
Lake Oswego 37,628 $484,600 $85,303
Keizer 37,115 $194,300 $51,244
Grants Pass 36,378 $178,200 $34,224
Oregon City 34,480 $254,000 $62,858
McMinnville 33,185 $189,500 $45,588
Redmond 27,450 $160,800 $40,154
Tualatin 26,806 $315,100 $66,384