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OregonWith a landscape unlike any other state in the Union, Oregon is a mix of rain and fog on its Pacific Northwest coast leading east to Cascade volcanoes, and arid prairies and desert further inland.

Wide diversity is also a mainstay of the state's economy.

Oregon has historically been a world leader in salmon fishing and lumber production, but today it is also a major hot spot for high technology industries and services located mainly in the Silicon Forest in around Portland, which is also home to 42% of the state's population.

The state is also home to another major employer, Nike, with its world headquarters located in Beaverton.

Oregon quality-of-life statistics

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Moving to Oregon
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Find a job: Oregon Job Listings

Start a business: Starting a Business in Oregon

Get a driver's license: Oregon DMV

Retire to Oregon: Oregon


Demographics : (Oregon Census Data)
Major cities: Salem (capital), Portland, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton
Population : 3,700,758
White : 90.8.1%
Black, African American : 1.8%
Hispanic : 9.9%
High school graduates : 85.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 25.1%
Average household income: $42,568

Cost of Living: Sperling's Best Places - Oregon - Compared to the rest of the country, Oregon's cost of living is 3.67% higher than the U.S. average.

Housing & Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Oregon Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 64.3%
Average home price : $235,900
Average travel time to work : 22 minutes

Personal Income Taxes: Oregon imposes state taxes over five tax rates ranging from 5 percent to 11 percent depending on income and filing status. Oregon residents are required to file taxes using Form 40 each year by April 15.

Schools : Oregon ranks 46th in the country in state spending per student. Also see Oregon Department of Education

Weather : Although best known for it's wet and soggy climate in its most populous western coast, Oregon's climate varies widely with much drier and warmer temperatures in the eastern and central deserts.

Crime : see Oregon Crime Data

also see -> Oregon Taxes | Oregon Eviction Laws | Oregon Tourism

More about relocating to Oregon around the Web:

Moving to Oregon - Featuring a "how do I" list leading to more information on jobs & employment, schools & education, voter and vehicle registration, tax filing instructions, quick facts & data, maps.

Oregon City Data Forums - Busy forums with tips on housing & real estate, jobs & commuting, schools, cost comparisons, weather facts and moving to towns & cities throughout Oregon including Portland, Bend, Salem.

Portland Community - The official municipal site offering a link portal to more information on demographics, Portland neighborhoods and communities, city parks, housing & construction permits, schools & education, city job listings, transportation and getting around.


Oregon real estate, apartments & job classifieds:

Portland : Oregonian
Salem : Statesman Journal
Eugene : Register-Guard
Bend : Bulletin

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