Oregon by the Numbers

Key measures for Oregon and its counties (2020 edition)

This printed report, updated for 2020, assembles a suite of community measures and displays them in an easy-to-digest format including charts and infographics. It features compact county portraits for all 36 Oregon counties as well as corresponding measure profiles, with rankings whenever possible. Measures include demographics, community, education, the economy, health and infrastructure.

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141 pages. ©2020.
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Review posted November 24, 2021


It's a useful book, revealing info. about "my" county and others. The writing is NOT dry and NOT confusing. Highly recommended for adults and teens.

Justin Chin

Review posted November 18, 2021


Always a resource for the most updated and in-depth snapshot of community health and vitality

Susan Lynch

Review posted August 29, 2021


Oregon by the Numbers captures our state and counties' pertinent statistics in an easy to read and easy to correlate layout, in order for one to make an easy assessment of one's own community's strengths and needs. It shattered by own views and assumptions of my own county's strengths and weaknesses.


Review posted August 18, 2021


I use this reference all the time. This is a great resource, thank you for making it available!


Review posted August 18, 2021


This is an excellent reference chock full of information and produced with clear, easy-to-follow graphics.


Review posted August 18, 2021


Interesting overview of measures for Oregon counties. It will be interesting to see how census results affect this.


Review posted July 16, 2021


While this information is available on the web, having the whole state at your fingertips is especially useful. Plus, you can browse through a bunch of information you might not necessarily be looking for and learn something new and useful. That is hard to do through a web based search that targets specific information. Love learning more about Oregon but also had my concerns heightened especially the number of families living on the edge of poverty.


Review posted June 17, 2021


This is a valuable reference guide which details the evolution of our great state. Thank you for providing it!


Review posted May 12, 2021


This was extremely informative. You live here, work here but don"t understand fully what is going . To see so many households at or below the poverty level was saddening. How do we expect the students to do well in school when they come to school hungry not knowing where they will be sleeping that night.


Review posted March 27, 2021


Oregon by the Numbers is a valuable resource book providing a snapshot of important data for all Oregon counties. Population, economic and housing data are provided along with more obscure data such as child poverty , food insecurity, education performance, and financial hardship, making this gem of a book a priceless resource for local leaders and community organizations invested in the betterment of their communities.

Sherrill Kirchhoff

Review posted March 24, 2021


As a SNOB (Society of Native Oregon Born) I thought I knew a lot about my State. Not so fast! But after digesting "Oregon By the Number", I now feel more informed and aware of the qualities shared and differences that shape all parts of our State. Hooray for "Oregon by the Numbers"!; I look forward to the annual report.


Review posted February 10, 2021


Excellent numbers and demographics of different Oregon counties.


Review posted February 5, 2021


I was excited to receive this wonderful publication. I am native Oregonian, having lived roughly the first half of my life in Marion county (Salem) and the second half in Lane county (Eugene). I believe I have at least been through all 36 counties and have stayed a while is several. I still live in Lane county but have moved to a rural community. I plan to use this resource to assist me in learning what living rural is all about


Review posted February 3, 2021


I ordered this book because I enjoy comparing and analyzing numbers. This book was formatted well and easy for the average person to understand. It was interesting to compare counties and how they ranked on certain topics.

Gretchen Stadler

Review posted January 27, 2021


Oregon by the Numbers provides a useful look at all the counties and how they compare with each other on important measures like population by age, education and financial hardship. The graphs and charts are good visuals for quickly seeing how my county of Baker compares with other rural and urban counties. The list of Federally recognized tribes is a good addition.


Review posted January 4, 2021


Seeing data about the state I live in was helpful in so many ways. County by county getting to know the population demographics, thinking of where I fit in, helped my personal journey out the mental isolation of being a person with an invisible disability. I am definitely not alone, even in this Covid induced isolation on top of isolation. I began to think of ways I can contribute to the community via volunteering and mutual aid. Thank You for the opportunity to review this book.

Debi Higgins

Review posted December 14, 2020


This book is a great tool for all Oregonians, but especially for someone who works for the state or agency that is connected to state work. For anyone looking to choose a place to live, it's very helpful, as well. It is full of all kinds of information you may not even think you needed to know.


Review posted November 21, 2020


This is a terrific resource for learning about Oregon. I went through all 36 counties, including some I have never heard of, and feel like I now know our state a lot better. The latter part of the book has comparative data for all the counties on everything from poverty levels and school completion to job growth and broadband access. The book is an annual and I can see myself buying an update edition next year.


Review posted October 28, 2020


As somebody who works for a public agency, this book is so incredibly valuable. The snapshots provided for each county are helpful in determining who your agency is serving, what their needs may be, and what your agency should focus its attentions on.