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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2012
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 372,767
% Foreign Born 9.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 28.7%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
49.6%
Black or African American
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.8%
Asian
25.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.5%
Other race
17.9%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 166,783
% Latino 44.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 7.3%
18-64 80.8%
65 and older 11.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

40.3
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.5%
Married 59.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.0%

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 3,526,586
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 12.6%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 95.8%
White 88.9%
Black or African American 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2%
Asian 1.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.3%
Other race 2.0%
Two or more races 4.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 307,372
% Latino 8.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.5%
5-17 17.1%
18-64 61.1%
65 and older 15.3%
Median Age 38.6
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.8%
Married 47.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.5%
Foreign Born
Number 289,702
% Foreign Born 8.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

372,767
Born in Africa 9,368
Born in Asia 111,102
Born in Europe 56,524
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 169,584
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 17,098
Born in Oceania 9,091
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.

372,767
Europe 56,524
Northern Europe 13,841
United Kingdom
10,173
Ireland
1,445
Other Northern Europe
2,223
Western Europe 12,961
France
1,346
Germany
9,063
Other Western Europe
2,552
Southern Europe 1,861
Italy
804
Portugal
163
Other Southern Europe
894
Eastern Europe 27,789
Poland
1,134
Russia
6,483
Other Eastern Europe
20,172
Other Europe (no country specified) 72
Asia 111,102
Eastern Asia 41,691
China
22,819

China, excluding Taiwan

18,332

Taiwan

4,487
Japan
5,320
Korea
13,552
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 18,433
India
10,123
Iran
3,532
Other South Central Asia
4,778
Southeastern Asia 42,966
Philippines
9,700
Vietnam
20,193
Other Southeastern Asia
13,073
Western Asia 7,972
Israel
678
Lebanon
815
Other Western Asia
6,479
Other Asia (no country specified) 40
Africa 9,368
Eastern Africa 5,933
Northern Africa
892
Western Africa
1,268
Middle and Southern Africa
992
Other Africa (no country specified)
283
Oceania 9,091
Australia and New Zealand subregion 3,324
Oceania (no country specified) 5,767
Americas 186,682
Latin America 169,584
Caribbean
2,977

Cuba

1,400

Jamaica

928

Other Caribbean

649
Central America
158,641

Mexico

147,438

El Salvador

3,828

Other Central America

7,375
South America
7,966

Brazil

1,824

Colombia

1,465

Other South America

4,677
Northern America 17,098
Canada
17,098
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 123,058
1990-1999 107,483
2000-2009 121,220
Since 2010 21,006
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.5%
Born in Asia 29.8%
Born in Europe 15.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.6%
Born in Oceania 2.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.6%
Country #2 5.4%
Country #3 4.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 15.2%
Northern Europe 3.7%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Ireland 0.4%
Other Northern Europe 0.6%
Western Europe 3.5%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 7.5%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 1.7%
Other Eastern Europe 5.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 29.8%
Eastern Asia 11.2%
China 6.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.9%
Taiwan 1.2%
Japan 1.4%
Korea 3.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 4.9%
India 2.7%
Iran 0.9%
Other South Central Asia 1.3%
Southeastern Asia 11.5%
Philippines 2.6%
Vietnam 5.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.5%
Western Asia 2.1%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.5%
Eastern Africa 1.6%
Northern Africa 0.2%
Western Africa 0.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 2.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.9%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.5%
Americas 50.1%
Latin America 45.5%
Caribbean 0.8%
Cuba 0.4%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.2%
Central America 42.6%
Mexico 39.6%
El Salvador 1.0%
Other Central America 2.0%
South America 2.1%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.4%
Other South America 1.3%
Northern America 4.6%
Canada 4.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 33.0%
1980-1989 28.8%
1990-1999 32.5%
Since 2000 5.6%
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 39.0%
Country #2 5.9%
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 Mexico
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 12.0%
Country #3 6.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 372,767
Naturalized citizens 151,720
Noncitizens 221,047
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 151,720
Before 1980 23,985
1980-1989 19,246
1990-1999 34,664
2000-2009 57,209
Since 2010 16,616
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.7%
Noncitizens 59.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.8%
1980-1989 12.7%
1990-1999 22.8%
2000-2009 37.7%
Since 2010 11.0%
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) 119,895
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,928
% married among women who gave birth
71.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
28.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 798,219
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 37,461
% married among women who gave birth 66.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 33.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.38
Average family size 3.8
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.42
Average family size 2.96
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 819,094
Only native parent(s)
625,930
One or more foreign-born parents
193,164

Child is native

170,616

Child is foreign born

22,548
Children under age 6 with 268,761
Only native parent(s)
202,898
One or more foreign-born parents
65,863

Child is native

63,229

Child is foreign born

2,634
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 550,333
Only native parent(s)
423,032
One or more foreign-born parents
127,301

Child is native

107,387

Child is foreign born

19,914
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

380,520
Only native parents 266,039
One or more foreign-born parents 114,481
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.6%
Child is native 20.8%
Child is foreign born 2.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.5%
Child is native 23.5%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.1%
Child is native 19.5%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.1%
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. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

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 a number 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 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.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.