Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state of Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state of the U.S. on February 14, 1859. Oregon is the ninth largest and 27th most populous of 50 U.S. states. Salem is the capital and second-most populous of the 50 U.S. states. While Portland is the most populous city in the state including Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton as some other largest cities.

Oregon is a diversified state geographically as its landscape includes volcanoes, substantial bodies of water, forests, greenery, deserts and semi-arid shrublands. As the state has diversified landscapes and waterways, it’s one of the important economic sectors is agriculture. Some of the largest sectors that contribute to the state’s economy are agriculture, forestry and fisheries, tourism and entertainment, technology, corporate, taxes and budgets. 

Most of Oregon has a generally mild climate. The western region of the state has an oceanic climate that is influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The state’s southwestern portion has a climate with drier and sunnier winters and hotter summers. There are a great number of beautiful places that you can visit in the state. Some of the best places to visit in the state are Portland, Crater Lake National Park, Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bend, Mount Hood, Willamette Valley, Astoria, New Port, Eugene etc. 

Key Facts:

  • The Per Capita Personal Income as of 2020 in Oregon was 56,765 U.S. dollars.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Oregon was 222.38 billion U.S. dollars.
  • In May 2020, the value of Oregon’s imports amounted to about 1.27 billion U.S. dollars; however, its exports valued at two billion U.S. dollars that month.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Oregon was at 7.6 percent. 
  • The Per Capita real GDP product of Oregon was 52,726.