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State Demographics Data - OR

Oregon

Demographics & Social
2013
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 391,206
% Foreign Born 10.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 35.0%
% change: 1990-2000 108.0%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
54.6%
Black or African American
3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
24.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.0%
Other race
13.5%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 176,764
% Latino 45.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 6.4%
18-64 81.3%
65 and older 11.7%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.

40.9
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.8%
Married 59.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.5%

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 3,538,859
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 13.0%
% change: 1990-2000 15.9%
Race (%)  
One race 95.6%
White 89.2%
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 1.7%
Two or more races 4.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 306,997
% Latino 8.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 17.1%
18-64 60.7%
65 and older 15.8%
Median Age 38.7
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.0%
Married 47.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.2%
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.

391,206
Born in Africa 12,251
Born in Asia 111,664
Born in Europe 65,196
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 181,428
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 14,169
Born in Oceania 6,498
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.

391,206
Europe 65,196
Northern Europe 16,387
United Kingdom
12,527
Ireland
1,307
Other Northern Europe
2,553
Western Europe 15,685
France
1,479
Germany
9,326
Other Western Europe
4,880
Southern Europe 2,144
Italy
633
Portugal
492
Other Southern Europe
1,019
Eastern Europe 30,596
Poland
983
Russia
6,730
Other Eastern Europe
22,883
Other Europe (no country specified) 384
Asia 111,664
Eastern Asia 37,990
China
20,287

China, excluding Taiwan

17,978

Taiwan

2,309
Japan
7,061
Korea
10,547
Other Eastern Asia
95
South Central Asia 19,836
India
11,157
Iran
2,925
Other South Central Asia
5,754
Southeastern Asia 45,937
Philippines
12,480
Vietnam
20,210
Other Southeastern Asia
13,247
Western Asia 7,439
Israel
618
Lebanon
327
Other Western Asia
6,494
Other Asia (no country specified) 462
Africa 12,251
Eastern Africa 6,461
Northern Africa
1,293
Western Africa
974
Middle and Southern Africa
2,802
Other Africa (no country specified)
721
Oceania 6,498
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,160
Oceania (no country specified) 4,338
Americas 195,597
Latin America 181,428
Caribbean
3,571

Cuba

1,791

Jamaica

286

Other Caribbean

1,494
Central America
169,482

Mexico

157,637

El Salvador

2,996

Other Central America

8,849
South America
8,375

Brazil

1,752

Colombia

1,181

Other South America

5,442
Northern America 14,169
Canada
14,169
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 128,401
1990-1999 115,558
2000-2009 110,811
Since 2010 36,436
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.1%
Born in Asia 28.5%
Born in Europe 16.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 46.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.6%
Born in Oceania 1.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.6%
Country #2 5.4%
Country #3 4.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 16.7%
Northern Europe 4.2%
United Kingdom 3.2%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.7%
Western Europe 4.0%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 1.2%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 7.8%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 1.7%
Other Eastern Europe 5.8%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 28.5%
Eastern Asia 9.7%
China 5.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.6%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 1.8%
Korea 2.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 5.1%
India 2.9%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.5%
Southeastern Asia 11.7%
Philippines 3.2%
Vietnam 5.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 1.9%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 3.1%
Eastern Africa 1.7%
Northern Africa 0.3%
Western Africa 0.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 1.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.6%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.1%
Americas 50.0%
Latin America 46.4%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.4%
Central America 43.3%
Mexico 40.3%
El Salvador 0.8%
Other Central America 2.3%
South America 2.1%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 0.3%
Other South America 1.4%
Northern America 3.6%
Canada 3.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.8%
1980-1989 29.5%
1990-1999 28.3%
Since 2000 9.3%
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 391,206
Naturalized citizens 155,415
Noncitizens 235,791
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 155,415
Before 1980 24,482
1980-1989 17,216
1990-1999 36,572
2000-2009 54,997
Since 2010 22,148
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.7%
Noncitizens 60.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.8%
1980-1989 11.1%
1990-1999 23.5%
2000-2009 35.4%
Since 2010 14.3%
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) 127,900
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 9,202
% married among women who gave birth
81.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
18.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 794,153
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,984
% 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 3.35
Average family size 3.84
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.42
Average family size 2.97
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 816,446
Only native parent(s)
620,897
One or more foreign-born parents
194,082

Child is native

172,103

Child is foreign born

21,979
Children under age 6 with 263,814
Only native parent(s)
201,382
One or more foreign-born parents
62,084

Child is native

59,907

Child is foreign born

2,177
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 552,632
Only native parent(s)
419,515
One or more foreign-born parents
131,998

Child is native

112,196

Child is foreign born

19,802
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.

368,173
Only native parents 255,076
One or more foreign-born parents 112,865
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.8%
Child is native 21.1%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.5%
Child is native 22.7%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.9%
Child is native 20.3%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.7%
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, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • 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.