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
4,237,256
Metropolitan Populations
Portland-Vancouver-
Hillsboro
2,512,859 Salem 433,353 Eugene-Springfield 382,971
Medford 223,259 Bend 198,253 Albany-Lebanon 128,610
Top County Populations
Multnomah 815,428 Washington 600,372 Clackamas 421,401
Lane 382,971 Marion 345,920 Jackson 223,259
Top City Populations
Portland 656,751 Salem 175,891 Eugene 173,236
Hillsboro 110,985 Gresham 110,031 Bend 101,886
Beaverton 98,957 Medford 83,412 Springfield 63,209
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

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.

Updated December 30, 2021.