Population of Oregon 2021
The United States Census Bureau estimated the population of Oregon as of July 1, 2018 at 4,190,713, an increase of 9.39% from the 2010 US census. Oregon was the US “Top Moving Destination” in 2014, being for for every family that moved, two new families moved into the state (33.6% to 66.4%).
According to the 2016 American Community Survey, 12.4% of Oregon’s population was Hispanic or Latino of any origin (mostly Mexican). Whilst the proportion of whites was 95.8% of the population in 1970, the proportion had already fallen to 77.8% in 2012.
In 2014, Oregon’s 762,620 residents said they had German ancestors. With 19.2% of the total population, people of German origin are by far the strongest population group in the state. They are followed by the English (11.4%), Irish (11.6%), American (5th, 5%) and people of Norwegian origin (3.8%).
The religious communities with the largest number of members in 2000 were the various groups of evangelical Protestants with 390,973 members (the strongest group was the Assemblies of God with 49,357 followers), the Roman Catholic Church with 348,239, the various other Protestant groups with 177,697 and the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints with 104,312 followers.
However, the majority of Oregon residents (2,350,112) did not belong to any of the religious communities listed above or were atheist. According to a survey, 24.6% of the population of Oregon do not see themselves as belonging to any religious community or describe themselves as agnostics or atheists; this is the highest of all 50 states.
Top Counties by Population in Oregon
|Rank||County Name||Population||Population Density (per km²)|
|24||Hood River County||24,746||18.30|