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Oregon Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Oregon
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: OR
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: February 14th, 1859
  • Total Area: 98,37 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 4,237,256 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Salem, OR
  • Largest City: Portland, OR

33 Oregon Facts

  1. Oregon is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Oregon was the 33rd state to join the United States on February 14, 1859.
  3. Oregon is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Oregon is the 9th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 98,378.54 square miles or 2.58% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Oregon's 98,378.54 square miles is 97.57% land and 2.43% surface water.
  6. Oregon is ranked 9th with the most land area in the United States, with 95,988.01 square miles of land area.
  7. Oregon is ranked 20th with the most water area in the United States, with 2,390.53 square miles of water area.
  8. Oregon is the 27th most populated U.S. state with a population of 4,237,256 or 1.28% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Oregon is the city of Salem.
  10. Oregon is divided into 36 counties statewide.
  11. Multnomah County is the most populated county in Oregon
  12. The most populated city in Oregon is Portland with an estimated 661,189 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Oregon are Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham and Hillsboro.
  14. A native or resident Oregon is called a Oregonian.
  15. Oregon's average elevation statewide is 3,300 feet.
  16. Oregon's highest elevation point is Mount Hood at 11,249 feet.
  17. Oregon's lowest elevation point is the Pacific Ocean at 0 feet.
  18. Oregon is in both Pacific Time Zone (PT) and Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Oregon is OR.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Oregon is US-OR.
  21. Oregon is called the Beaver State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Oregon is $67,058.
  23. Oregon is the 6th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $361,970.
  24. Oregon is ranked 5th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Oregon has the 16th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 39.9.
  26. Oregon's average temperature is 51.27°F making it the 27th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Oregon on average has 43.62 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 20th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Oregon was 119 °F on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Pelton Dam, OR.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Oregon was -54 °F on Friday, February 10, 1933, in Seneca, OR.
  30. Oregon's official state motto is "The Union" and "Alis volat propriis" (Latin: She flies with her own wings).
  31. Oregon's official state bird is the Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
  32. Oregon's official state tree is the Douglas-fir (Sturnella neglecta).
  33. Oregon's official state flower is the Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium).

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Oregon on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Oregon and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Oregon

The official state flag of Oregon waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Oregon

The official state seal of Oregon that is used by the state's government.

Salem the state capital of Oregon

Salem the capital city of Oregon.

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States of America.

Crater Lake At Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake At Crater Lake National Park

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