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Capital City:
Salem
State Flower:
Oregon Grape
State Bird:
Western Meadowlark
State #33 Admitted to Union:
February 14, 1859
    People Facts Oregon USA
Population, 2010 3,831,074 308,745,538
Population, 2000 3,421,399 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.2% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 23.3% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 12.9% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2005 50.3% 50.7%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 90.8% 80.2%
Black persons, percent, 2005 1.8% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 1.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 3.4% 4.3%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 2.3% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 9.9% 14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 81.6% 66.9%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 46.8% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 8.5% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 12.1% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 85.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 25.1% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 593,301 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.2 25.5
 
Housing units, 2005 1,558,421 124,521,886
Homeownership rate, 2000 64.3% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 23.1% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $152,100 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 1,333,723 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.51 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $42,568 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $20,940 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 12.9% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 108,571 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 1,409,576 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 4.0% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 236,812 19,523,741
 
Total number of firms, 2002 299,505 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.7% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 1.0% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.0% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.1% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.5% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 45,864,552 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 56,855,958 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 37,896,022 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,756 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 5,527,223 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 26,623 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 21,870,896 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 95,996.79 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 35.6 79.6



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