Population of Oregon 2021

Population

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.

Ancestry

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%).

Religion

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 kmĀ²)
1 Multnomah County 790,681 701.58
2 Washington County 583,606 311.26
3 Clackamas County 404,991 83.71
4 Lane County 365,951 31.03
5 Marion County 333,961 108.82
6 Jackson County 213,776 29.64
7 Deschutes County 176,646 22.60
8 Linn County 122,326 20.61
9 Douglas County 110,406 8.46
10 Yamhill County 105,001 56.63
11 Benton County 91,331 52.16
12 Josephine County 84,686 19.94
13 Umatilla County 79,891 9.59
14 Polk County 79,741 41.55
15 Klamath County 67,421 4.38
16 Coos County 63,201 15.25
17 Columbia County 50,806 29.85
18 Lincoln County 47,746 18.81
19 Clatsop County 38,236 17.85
20 Malheur County 31,716 1.24
21 Union County 26,756 5.07
22 Wasco County 26,711 4.33
23 Tillamook County 25,931 9.09
24 Hood River County 24,746 18.30
25 Jefferson County 22,801 4.94
26 Curry County 22,611 5.37
27 Crook County 21,591 2.80
28 Baker County 16,521 2.08
29 Morrow County 11,756 2.23
30 Lake County 8,026 0.39
31 Grant County 7,421 0.63
32 Harney County 7,331 0.28
33 Wallowa County 7,151 0.88
34 Gilliam County 1,991 0.64
35 Sherman County 1,806 0.85
36 Wheeler County 1,476 0.33

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