Economic analysis

Short-term state forecast

Short-term population forecasts by age and sex for Oregon through the year 2020 are generated in conjunction with the Economic and Revenue Forecast, with details located in Appendix C of the Forecast. Demographic forecast release dates are: March 1, June 1 (May 15 during odd-numbered years), September 1, and December 1.

Oregon's annual short-term population forecast through 2026 

Demographic forecast methodology


Long-term county forecast

IMPORTANT: The responsibility of long-term sub-state population forecast shifted to Population Research Center, Portland State University by legislative decision. For most recent forecast release, please visit Oregon Population Forecast Program of PRC/PSU. 

In a growing economy, long-term projections become increasingly important as the implications for resource utilization become understood. Please feel free to contact Kanhaiya Vaidya at 503-378-4967 or for questions and concerns.

2013 release

​Oregon's long-term county population forecast, 2010-2050


2010 Interim "unofficial" forecasts update (does not incorporate 2010 Census results)

State and county population forecasts, 2000 to 2040

2004 release

State and county population forecasts and components of change, 2000 to 2040

State and county population forecasts by age and sex, 2000 to 2040

A brief description of forecast procedure


Related information

​​Data and reports

​Annual certified population estimates of Oregon, its counties, and incorporated places - Population Research Center, Portland State University
​Oregon's demographic trends - Oregon Office of Economic Analysis ​

​Oregon Hispanic Origin Month, 2018 - Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

​​Personal income and per capita personal income by state and county - Bureau of Economic Analysis
​State and county quickfacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Population Research Center - Portland State University 
​Children in the States - Children's Defense Fund
​Federal Poverty Guidelines - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
​Forecasting Division - Washington State Office of Financial Management
​Local area data for Oregon - University of Oregon library
​Northwest Economic Research Center - Portland State University
​Oregon Vital Statistics: Center for Health Statistics - Oregon Health Authority
​Oregon's economic and employment data and analysis - Oregon Employment Department
​Oregon state public school enrollment data - Oregon Department of Education
​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
​​U.S. Census Bureau