Oregon at a Glance
Oregon has a population of 3,970,239. Its the 27th most populous state, and the 9th largest in terms of area. About 1.25% of the American population lives in Oregon. The state has a median age of 38.4 years old. Median income stands at $69,573 as of 2014.
Located in the pacific northwest, Oregon is bordered to the north by Washington, the south by California and Nevada, and to the east by Idaho. Oregons capital is Salem, while Portland is the largest city in the state. Oregon is one of only three states in the continental U.S. to have a Pacific Ocean coastline.
Oregon & Economy
Leading economic sectors in Oregon include agriculture, forestry, technology, and tourism. Some popular jobs in the state are logging workers, personal care and service workers, and semiconductor processors. The minimum wage in Oregon is among the nations highest at $9.25 per hour.
Oregon Unemployment Rate
Oregon has a relatively high unemployment rate at 6.7%, more than a point above the national average (5.6%).