Oregon State Government Resources
A reference point for easy access to Oregon State government information
The SOU Hannon Library is a depository for Oregon state government publications.
Oregon State Government (State agencies)
Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Judicial Dept. (Supreme and other Court Opinions)
Oregon Blue Book
The OREGON ENCYCLOPEDIA
Oregon Legislative Committees
Fiscal and Revenue Impact statements of legislative measures and staff measure summaries are found here.
Legislative Fiscal Office
A non-partisan legislative service agency that provides research and analysis of state expenditures and fiscal impact statements on legislative measures.
Legislative Revenue Office
A non-partisan legislative service agency that provides research and analysis on tax policy and school finance issues; also revenue impact statements on legislative measures that affect Oregon state or local revenue. Links provided to LRO analyses.
Committee Services Office
Provides research and legislative oversight assistance to members of the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives. Background briefs and annual legislative summaries are particularly valuable for understanding current Oregon issues.
Oregon Law (from the Law Library of Congress)
Links to Oregon Constitution, laws, Supreme and other court opinions, and miscellaneous site relating to Oregon law.
State of Oregon homepage with lots of links to most asked for state information.
Oregon State Government
A to Z listing of links to Oregon State government web pages.
A few important Oregon state departments:
Criminal Justice Commission
Economic & Community Development
Fish and Wildlife
Labor and Industries
Land Conservation and Development
Public Employees Retirement System
Secretary of State
Oregon University System
Watershed Enhancement Board
City Government Home Page (Oregon cities)
With communities profiles and maps.
County Government Home Page (Oregon counties)
Links to county webpages, maps, histories, economic indicators, and U.S. Census Bureau's "County Quick Facts."
Oregon Community Profiles Oregon Economic & Community Development Dept.
Data on incorporated Oregon communites: population, employment, economics, education facilities and infrastructure, such as sewer, water, transportation and housing
Data for Local Communities
"Gathering place for statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about the cities, counties and other civil, economic and natural regions of Oregon," a service of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
- Annual Oregon Population Report (Portland State University. Population Research Center)
Current population estimates for Oregon, Counties, and Cities
- Oregon QuickLinks (U.S. Census Bureau)
Links to a variety of Census statistics on Oregon: population, demographics, housing, business, governments, etc.
- Oregon State & County QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau)
Key state and county statististics, many from the current year.
- Population of Oregon Counties by Decennial Census 1900 to 1990
Oregon Fact Sheet (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
Data for Oregon, including population, per-capita income, earnings per job, poverty, unemployment, etc.
- Business, Labor, and Economy
Oregon Labor Market Information System
Oregon Employment Dept.'s compilation of statistics on business, careers, cost of living, education, industries, jobs, population, regions, unemployment and wages.
Business Information Center
Provides economic, demographic, and workforce information for counties in Oregon.
Occupational Information Center
Find data on wages, employment projections, employment by industry, skill sets, educational requirements, and training providers in Oregon.
Oregon Economic and Community Development Dept. offers economic overviews, data on cost of living, tools for business and community development, foreign exports, economic data, and economic studies and reports.
- County Business Patterns-Oregon
Provides economic data by industry: establishments, paid employees, and payroll. Covers most NAICS sectors. (Choose year and "Oregon.")
- Oregon Data Sheets
Tables containing annual data on population, labor force, covered employment and payroll, gross farm sales, per capita income, and housing permits for each county in Oregon.
Oregon Economy at a Glance - Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the state and 5 metropolitan areas. Includes Labor Force Data, Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment, and Mass layoffs. More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Get Detailed Statistics" link at the top of the page.
- Consumer Price Index for Portland, Oregon
- Oregon Charities Database
Oregon charities registered with the OR Department of Justice.
Oregon Annual Uniform Crime Reports
Crime statistics on Oregon counties.
- Oregon Crime Data (Oregon Criminal Justice Commission)
Generate charts and graphs by crime and county for Person, Property, Behavior, and Index Crimes
Juvenile Justice Information System Annual Data & Evaluation Reports (Oregon Youth Authority)
Statistics on juvenile offenses by county with data for gender, age, and race; recidivism; detention; dispositions and restitutions.
Department of Corrections Research and Statistics
Oregon prisons and prisoners, including Measure 11 data.
State of the Cities Data Systems Crime Data Retrieval
This system provides crime data from a database derived from FBI crime data. It contains crime rates for metropolitan central/principal cities and metropolitan suburban places. Find property and violent crime statistics for Oregon cities, 1992-2003.
Oregon Public School Districts (Oregon School Board Association)
Oregon Statewide Report Cards
Statewide results of academic achievement K-12.
Reports (Oregon Dept. of Education)
Statistical reports on assessment, curriculum, district profiles, school finance, school profiles, staff and students.
Oregon Elections History
Historical results of Oregon elections, including voter's guides and statistics.
Southern Oregon Digital Archives
SOU Hannon Library's digital library (over 2500 full-text volumes) from our collections of federal, state, and county publications on the bioregion and native inhabitants of southwestern Oregon.
Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center-Publications and Reports (Oregon State Univ.)
Download reports on endangered species, plant communities, the Oregon GAP Analysis, riparian vegetation and more.
Oregon Air Quality Index
Shows current air pollution levels for major cities in Oregon.
Climate Information (U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Weather information from reporting stations in each Oregon county-- temperature and precipitation over a number of years
Oregon Climate Service (Oregon State University)
Excellect compilation of information, both current and historical, on Oregon weather
Oregon Annual Timber Harvest Reports
Annual data on timber removed from each county in Oregon.
National Forests of Oregon and Washington
Links to National Forest webpages and employee directory
Oregon Soil Survey Reports
Maps, text, and tables for each county.
Science In Your Backyard: Oregon
USGS data on Oregon: news releases, water data, earthquake and volcanic activity, minerals and more
Oregon Geologic Data Compilation
"The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has completed (May 2009, OGDC-5) a six-year project to digitally compile geologic data for the entire state. A subset of the Oregon Geologic Data Compilation from the first three years is now available to view on the web."
Oregon Earthquake Information
USGS earthquake activity--maps and data.
Toxic Release Inventory State Fact Sheet (EPA)
Click on map for "Oregon "
Oregon Water Quality Index
Provides water quality reports on river basins in Oregon.
Water Resources of Oregon
USGS water data, current streamflow conditions, ground-water conditions and USGS publications.
Surf Your Watershed-Oregon
Watersheds and water quality: includes environmental information, wetlands, drinking water, air pollution, watershed groups, etc.
Oregon Maps - Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (Univ. of North Texas)
Variety of Oregon state and historical city maps
Atlas of Oregon's Forests (Or. Dept. of Forestry)
Maps of vegetation, climate, forest types, forest ownership, etc.
Oregon Coastal Atlas
Draw your own Oregon coast maps with a variety of overlay data.
TripCheck (Oregon Dept. of Transportation)
Check Oregon road conditions for travel.
Southern Oregon Digital Archives - First Nations Collection
SOU Hannon Library's digital library (over 2200 full-text volumes) from our collections of federal, state, and county publications on the bioregion and native inhabitants of southwestern Oregon.
The Oregon Index 1995-
A selective index of Oregon newspapers and other publications. Maintained by the Oregon State Library.
DHS Data (Oregon Dept. of Human Services)
Oregon birth, death, marriage, divorce, disease, hazardous substances events, HIV/AIDS, injury, race and ethnicity health data, risk behavior, sexually transmitted disease, tobacco use, tuberculosis, and teen pregnancy and suicide statistics.
Oregon Vital Statistics County Data
Published annually by the Oregon Center for Health Statistics, gives statistics by county on births, deaths, unmarried mothers, substance use, prenatal care, suicide attempts, teen pregnancy rates, etc.
Food, Cash, and Housing (Dept. of Human Services)
Data on DHS assistance programs, including (TANF) Temporary Assistance to Needy families, Food Stamps, Housing, and domestic violence services
Oregon One Night Homeless Count Reports 2001-2009
Oregon Benchmark Biennial Publications
Oregon Benchmarks measure data on Oregon's quality of life.: "1) quality jobs for all Oregonians, 2) safe, caring and engaged communities, and 3) healthy, sustainable surroundings. Benchmarks are organized into seven categories: economy, education, civic engagement, social support, public safety, community development and environment."
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Select "State & County Data" or "School District Data," to display more current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than the most recent decennial census.
Oregon Center for Public Policy (Not an Oregon State government entity)
The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues in Oregon)
Oregon Policy Directory (U. of Oregon Library)
A directory of local, state, and regional organizations that work on all areas of public policy in Oregon and from all points of view
The OREGON ENCYCLOPEDIA
A collaborative effort of Portland State University and the Oregon Historical Society, this online work commemorates the Oregon Sesquicentennial. Find signed scholarly entries on Oregon history, places, events, etc.