Oregon Counties Information

Name
Created
County Seat
Sq.Miles
2010 Pop.

Baker
22 Sep 1862Baker City3,06816,134

Benton
23 Dec 1847Corvallis67685,579

Champoeg
5 Jul 1843became Marion County in 1849

Clackamas
5 Jul 1843Oregon City1,868375,992

Clatsop
22 Jun 1844Astoria82737,039

Columbia
16 Jan 1854St. Helens
65649,351

Coos
22 Dec 1853Coquille
1,60063,043

Crook
24 Oct 1882Prineville
2,97920,978

Curry
18 Dec 1855Gold Beach
1,62722,364

Deschutes
13 Dec 1916Bend
3,018157,733

Douglas
7 Jan 1852Roseburg
5,036107,667

Gilliam
25 Feb 1885Condon
1,2041,871

Grant
14 Oct 1864Canyon City
4,5287,445

Harney
25 Feb 1889Burns
10,1347,422

Hood River
23 Jun 1908Hood River
52222,346

Jackson
12 Jan 1852Medford
2,785203,206

Jefferson
12 Dec 1914Madras
1,78021,720

Josephine
22 Jan 1856Grants Pass
1,63982,713

Klamath
17 Oct 1882Klamath Falls
5,94466,380

Lake
24 Oct 1874Lakeview
8,1357,895

Lane
28 Jan 1851Eugene
4,554351,715

Lincoln
20 Feb 1893Newport
97946,034

Linn
28 Dec 1847Albany
2,292116,672

Malheur
17 Feb 1887Vale
9,88731,313

Marion
1849Salem
1,183315,335

Morrow
16 Feb 1885Heppner
2,03211,173

Multnomah
22 Dec 1854Portland
435735,334

Polk
22 Dec 1845Dallas
74175,403

Sherman
25 Feb 1889Moro
8231,765

Tillamook
15 Dec 1853Tillamook
1,10225,250

Tuality
1843became Washington County in 1849

Umatilla
27 Sep 1862Pendleton
3,21575,889

Umpqua
1851merged with Douglas County in 1862

Union
14 Oct 1864La Grande
2,03625,748

Wallowa
11 Feb 1877Enterprise
3,1457,008

Wasco
11 Jan 1854The Dalles
2,38125,213

Washington
3 Sep 1849Hillsboro
723529,710

Wheeler
17 Feb 1899Fossil
1,7141,441

Yamhill
5 Jul 1843McMinnville
71599,193

36 counties as of 1916
Total
95,996
3,831,074

 

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  • In 1900, Oregon had a population of 413,536. Multnomah County had population of 103,167 and was the only county which enumerated more than 100,000 persons.

  • In 1940, Oregon reported a population of 1,089,684, the first census exceeding one million. Multnomah was still the only county reporting more than 100,000 persons; the count was 355,099.

  • By 1950, Oregon's population had increased to 1,521,341, a 40% increase over 1940. Multnomah county was up to 471,537. For the first time, two other counties exceeded 100,000 in population. Lane County surged to 125,776 from 69,096. Marion County just made it by growing to 101,401 from 75,246.

  • As of the 2010 census, 9 of 36 counties had a population exceeding 100,000. The 2013 estimate has Yamhill county also over 100,000.