Cities & States

Multnomah County
Population: 768,418
Washington County
Population: 556,210
Clackamas County
Population: 389,438
Lane County
Population: 357,060
Marion County
Population: 323,259
Jackson County
Population: 208,363
Deschutes County
Population: 166,622
Linn County
Population: 118,971
Douglas County
Population: 107,194
Yamhill County
Population: 101,119


State of Oregon Demographics

Located in the West region of the U.S., the Beaver State has made the transition from a resource-based economy to a more diversified manufacturing and marketing economy, with an emphasis on high technology, as exemplified by semiconductor production. Thriving tech development in Portland and other cities will remain a job magnet, along with health care and food services. However, rural Oregon counties have been generally left out of the shift to a new economy. (Source: Oregon Secretary of State)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Oregon for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oregon continues to have a very positive employment scorecard. The labor force grew by an very good 3.18 percent, the labor force participation rate increased 0.9 percent to a healthy 63.6 percent, and the unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent to a good 4.1 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Oregon, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

oregon demographics

View more Oregon demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Oregon below. More employment information for the State of Oregon and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)


Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
11.56% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Oregon

Directory of Counties in Oregon

Oregon Unemployment Data
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