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Oregon Almanac

The Oregon Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Oregon.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Oregon. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 834. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union February 14, 1859
Capital Salem, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Beaver State, Web-Foot State, Hard Case State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Alis Volat Propriis, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 98,386 square miles Rank among states 9th
Land area 96,003 square miles Rank among states 10th
Water area 2,383 square miles Rank among states 19th
Greatest distance East to West 401 miles
Greatest distance North to South 473 miles
Highest point 11,239 feet (Mount Hood) Rank among states 13th
Lowest point Sea level (Pacific Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 3,300 feet Rank among states 9th
Highest recorded temperature 119 degrees on August 10, 1898 at Pendleton
Lowest recorded temperature -54 degrees on February 10, 1933 at Seneca
Highest monthly average temperature 82.6 degrees Rank among states 46th
Lowest monthly average temperature 32.8 degrees Rank among states 45th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 28 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
3,421,399 Rank among states 28th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
35.64 Rank among states 39th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Portland 529,121 6. Hillsboro 70,186
2. Eugene 137,893 7. Medford 63,154
3. Salem 136,924 8. Springfield 52,864
4. Gresham 90,205 9. Bend 52,029
5. Beaverton 76,129 10. Corvallis 49,322
Median age 34.5
Average Lifetime (l1979-1981) 74.99 Rank among states 13th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 5,765.6 Rank among states 14th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 503.1 Rank among states 28th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 5,262.5 Rank among states 12th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,660 Rank among states 25th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,185 Rank among states 29th
Median household income (1993) $33,138 Rank among states 35th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Oregon

Encyclopedia of Oregon, Nancy Carapace. 443 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishing, Inc.; (April 1999)

The Encyclopedia of Oregon contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Oregon State Book Store for additional Oregon related books, including Oregon Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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