Oregon: Profile

Government 
Governor:Kate Brown (D)
Treasurer:Ted Wheeler (D)
Senators:Jeff Merkley (D)
Ron Wyden (D)
Entered Union:February 14, 1859
U.S. Representatives:5
Area 
Total Area254,799 km2 / 98,378 mi2
Land Area248,608 km2 / 95,988 mi2
Water Area6,191 km2 / 2,390 mi2
Water Area Percentage2.43 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -8
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -7
Weather 
Record High Temperature119°F / 49°C , Pendleton (August 10, 1898)
Record Low Temperature-54°F / -48°C , Seneca (February 10, 1933)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$216 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$51,329 (2014)
Population 
Population3,871,859 (2011)
Under 19 Population972,183 / 25.4% (2010)
65 and older Population533,533 / 13.9% (2010)
Male Population1,896,002 / 49.5% (2010)
Female Population1,935,072 / 50.5% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 504,621 (2007)
Net International Immigration 8,599 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)12.3 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)16.5% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Portland 603,106
Eugene 157,986
Salem 157,429
Employment 
Employment 1,782,100 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$798 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)7.1% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$6,566 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,788 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$3,809 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$41,220 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$28 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$69,419 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,104 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)89.7% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)30.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)11.6% (2014)
Largest Universities  
Portland State University
University of Oregon at Eugene
Oregon State University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)59,262 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)31.09% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 95 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
EUGMahlon Sweet FieldEugene
MFRRogue Valley International - MedfordMedford
OTHSouthwest Oregon RegionalNorth Bend
PDXPortland InternationalPortland
RDMRoberts FieldRedmond
Ports 
Astoria
Coos Bay
Hillboro
Newport
Portland

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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