Oregon State Government Resources

Oregon State Government Resources

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A reference point for easy access to Oregon State government information

The SOU Hannon Library is a depository for Oregon state government publications.

Map of Oregon
Reference Quick Jumps Business, Labor
and Economy
Oregon Native Tribes
Governor's Office Criminal Justice Newspapers
Oregon Legislature Education and Libraries Social and Health Characteristics
Oregon State Government Elections Links to Explore
Oregon Cities and Counties
Ashland Medford Jackson County

Air Climate Fish Forests Geology Parks Pollution Water Wildlife

General Population Statistics



Reference Quick Jumps

Oregon State Government (State agencies)
Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Judicial Dept. (Supreme and other Court Opinions)
Oregon Blue Book

Governor's Office

Governor Ted Kulongoski
Executive Orders
Governor's Legislative Actions

Oregon Legislature

Oregon State Legislature-Bills and Laws
Oregon State Senate
Oregon House of Representatives

Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Administrative Rules

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 District Maps

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.


Oregon State Government

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
Elections Division
Fish and Wildlife
Human Services
Labor and Industries
Land Conservation and Development
Public Employees Retirement System
Secretary of State
Oregon University System
Watershed Enhancement Board


Oregon Cities and Counties

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


City of Ashland

Ashland Municipal Code

Ashland Adopted Budget for 2007-08

FY 2007-08 Budget In Brief

FY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

City of Ashland Comprehensive Plan


City of Medford

Medford Municipal Code

Medford Adopted Budget for FY 2007-2009

City of Medford Comprehensive Plan


Jackson County

Jackson County Online

Jackson County Land Use Codes and Ordinances

2007-2008 Adopted Budget

Jackson County Comprehensive Plan


General Population Statistics

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.

Economic Information
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.

Criminal 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.


Education and Libraries

Oregon Public School Districts (Oregon School Board Association)

Oregon Statewide Report Cards
Statewide results of academic achievement K-12.

District Report Cards

Reports (Oregon Dept. of Education)
Statistical reports on assessment, curriculum, district profiles, school finance, school profiles, staff and students.

Oregon Library Directories

Oregon State Library (Salem) Online Catalog



Oregon Elections History
Historical results of Oregon elections, including voter's guides and statistics.

Ballot Measures (Project Vote Smart)




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 Plan for Salmon and Watersheds


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.


National Parks in Oregon

Oregon State Parks


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 Wildlife Refuges



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.


Oregon Native Tribes

2009-2011 Oregon Directory of American Indian Resources

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.



Ashland Daily Tidings

Medford Mail Tribune


The Oregon Index 1995-
A selective index of Oregon newspapers and other publications. Maintained by the Oregon State Library.


Social and Health Characteristics

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

2009 Oregon County One Night Homeless Reports

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.


Links to Explore and Miscellaneous

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

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.

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