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.
Major cities: Salem (capital), Portland, Eugene, Gresham,
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
& 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.
: 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.
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