Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Oregon. Photographic contributions by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Chris Kalina, Matt Strieby and others.

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Population Statistics

State Population
Top County Populations
Multnomah 660,486 Washington 445,342 Clackamas 338,391
Lane 322,959 Marion 284,834 Jackson 186,269
Top City Populations
Portland 529,121 Eugene 137,893 Salem 136,924
Gresham 90,205 Beaverton 76,129 Hillsboro 70,186
Medford 63,154 Springfield 52,864 Bend 52,029
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Data

About Oregon

  • Capital: Salem
  • Nickname: Beaver State
  • Area: 95,997 square miles or 248,632 square kilometers – 10th largest
  • Statehood: 33rd state; admitted February 14, 1859
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 727.41
  • Highest Point: Mt. Hood, 11,240 feet above sea level
  • Scenic areas: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hells Canyon of the Snake River, Oregon Coast, Crater Lake National Park, Cascade Range.
  • Geography and climate: The western third of state is fairly wet and mild with river valleys and low mountain ranges. The Cascade Range divides western and eastern portions of the state and is dotted with numerous dormant volcanoes. The eastern 2/3 of the state, in the rainshadow of the Cascades, is much dryer and has a more extreme climate. High plateaus and rugged mountain ranges dominate.
  • Unusual claim to fame: Linn County boasts itself to be the “Grass Seed Capital of the World.”
  • Other interesting tidbits: All of Oregon’s beaches are public. Shoe giant Nike, Inc. is based in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. Simpson’s creator Matt Groening is from Portland and used the city’s street names for many of his characters.

Page updated 06/12/13.