Oregon Fun Facts
Oregon flag Capital:
Date of Statehood:
Flower:
Tree:
Bird:
Salem
February 14, 1859
Oregon Grape
Douglas Fir
Western Meadowlark

SUBJECT 1990 2000
Total Population 2,842,321 3,421,399
Male 1,397,073 1,696,550
Female 1,445,248 1,724,849
     
AGE    
Under 5 years 201,421 223,005
5 to 9 years 209,775 234,474
10 to 14 years 201,365 242,098
15 to 19 years 189,955 244,427
20 to 24 years 189,142 230,406
25 to 59 years 1,339,001 1,677,432
60 to 84 years 472,847 512,126
85 years and over 38,815 57,431
     
MEDIAN AGE 34.6 36.3
     
Under 18 years 724,130 846,526
Male 371,456 434,145
Female 352,674 412,381
     
URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE    
Total population 2,842,321 3,421,399
Urban population 2,002,999 2,692,680
Rural population 839,322 728,719
Farm population 68,729 64,128
     
HOUSEHOLDS    
Families (family households) 750,844 877,671
With own children under 18 years 353,611 410,803
Average family size 3.02 3.02
     
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
Persons 5 years and over 2,640,482 3,199,323
Speak a language other than English 191,710 388,669
     
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT    
Persons 3 years and older enrolled in school 724,233 876,492
Preprimary school 52,594 95,017
Elementary or high school 471,851 576,664
College or graduate school 199,788 204,811
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
For Persons 25 years and over    
Percent high school graduate or higher 82 85
Percent Bachelor's degree or higher 21 25
     
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS    
Total housing units 1,193,567 1,452,709
With no telephone service 50,052 21,809
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

   Data from Census 2000
  

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