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Data: Refugees in Oregon
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Since 1975, tens of thousands of refugees have resettled in Oregon. Most of these refugees initially settle in the greater Portland metro area. Currently, the most common refugee groups arriving in Oregon are from the former Soviet Union, Cuba, Burma, Iraq, and Somalia.


Oregon's Refugee Arrival Population

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Total
61,431
26,224
42.69 %
35,207
57.31 %
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2013
1,105
0
0.00 %
1,105
100.00 %
69,930
1.58 %
2012
968
0
0.00 %
968
100.00 %
58,238
1.66 %
2011
944
0
0.00 %
944
100.00 %
56,424
1.67 %
2010
1,185
5
0.42 %
1,180
99.58 %
73,311
1.62 %
2009
820
14
1.71 %
806
98.29 %
74,652
1.10 %
2008
811
1
0.12 %
810
99.88 %
60,191
1.35 %
2007
830
7
0.84 %
823
99.16 %
48,281
1.72 %
2006
1,135
18
1.59 %
1,117
98.41 %
41,277
2.75 %
2005
1,142
30
2.63 %
1,112
97.37 %
53,813
2.12 %
2004
1,660
25
1.51 %
1,635
98.49 %
73,851
2.25 %
2003
912
16
1.75 %
896
98.25 %
28,461
3.20 %
2002
1,126
27
2.40 %
1,099
97.60 %
26,317
4.28 %
2001
1,582
55
3.48 %
1,527
96.52 %
68,426
2.31 %
2000
1,678
38
2.26 %
1,640
97.74 %
72,515
2.31 %
1999
1,771
107
6.04 %
1,664
93.96 %
85,525
2.07 %
1998
2,084
140
6.72 %
1,944
93.28 %
76,554
2.72 %
1997
1,657
147
8.87 %
1,510
91.13 %
70,085
2.36 %
1996
1,864
280
15.02 %
1,584
84.98 %
75,693
2.46 %
1995
2,116
546
25.80 %
1,570
74.20 %
99,490
2.13 %
1994
1,937
842
43.47 %
1,095
56.53 %
112,682
1.72 %
1993
1,845
657
35.61 %
1,188
64.39 %
119,231
1.55 %
1992
2,542
912
35.88 %
1,630
64.12 %
131,291
1.94 %
1991
1,926
729
37.85 %
1,197
62.15 %
111,022
1.73 %
1990
2,350
545
23.19 %
1,805
76.81 %
119,317
1.97 %
1989
1,853
583
31.46 %
1,270
68.54 %
105,688
1.75 %
1988
914
620
67.83 %
294
32.17 %
75,754
1.21 %
1987
793
621
78.31 %
172
21.69 %
64,828
1.22 %
1986
886
727
82.05 %
159
17.95 %
62,440
1.42 %
1985
966
656
67.91 %
310
32.09 %
68,045
1.42 %
1984
1,164
955
82.04 %
209
17.96 %
71,113
1.64 %
1983
1,029
768
74.64 %
261
25.36 %
61,861
1.66 %
1982
1,862
1,378
74.01 %
484
25.99 %
97,355
1.91 %
1981
4,123
3,573
86.66 %
550
13.34 %
159,252
2.59 %
1980
6,213
5,774
92.93 %
439
7.07 %
207,116
3.00 %
1979
2,086
1,876
89.93 %
210
10.07 %
111,363
1.87 %
1978
649
649
100.00 %
0
0.00 %
36,507
1.78 %
1977
356
356
100.00 %
0
0.00 %
19,946
1.78 %
1976
484
484
100.00 %
0
0.00 %
27,206
1.78 %
1975
2,063
2,063
100.00 %
0
0.00 %
146,158
1.41 %


Oregon Arrivals By Ethnicity

  
  
  
Cambodian
3,474
5.66 %
Lao
5,799
9.44 %
Vietnamese
16,955
27.60 %
Afghan
716
1.17 %
Bhutanese
737
1.20 %
Burmese
1,062
1.73 %
Bosnian
1,445
2.35 %
Congolese
161
0.26 %
Cuban
2,972
4.84 %
Czech
29
0.05 %
Ethiopian
943
1.54 %
Haitian
204
0.33 %
Hungarian
39
0.06 %
Iranian
521
0.85 %
Iraqi
1,163
1.89 %
Kosovar
121
0.20 %
Polish
241
0.39 %
Rumanian
2,066
3.36 %
Somalian
1,875
3.05 %
Sudanese
96
0.16 %
Former Soviet
19,329
31.46 %
Other African
406
0.66 %
Other
1,077
1.76 %
Grand Total
61,431

Notes:

  • The Lao accumulative figure includes Lao, Hmong and Mien numbers.
  • The Vietnamese accumulative fIgure includes the ethnic Chinese population.
  • The Soviet numbers include people from all the republics of the former USSR.
  • The US arrival data is from the Department of State and does not include the private Sector Initiative numbers.
  • The Oregon arrival population data is from consultations with local voluntary resettlement agencies.
  • FFY '95-'12 ethnic arrivals to Oregon data is from Oregon State records.
  • Starting FFY 2004, the 'Other' category has been divided Other African' and 'Other.
  • Starting FFY 2004, Oregon arrivals include asylees 
  • Startubg 2008, Burmese and Bhutanese categories were created.
  • Starting FFY 2010, Congolese category was created.
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