Did you know that in 1859 Oregon became the 33rd U.S. State? The Oregon Territory was created 11 years prior, in 1848. This week we are discussing Oregon employment background check information, OR crime data, and other general Oregon state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Oregon Population and Age Distribution. Oregon’s estimated population was 3.9 million. The median age was 38.9 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $49,161. The total number of households was 1,516,957 with an average of 2.51 people.
Oregon Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.4% of the Oregon population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 39th in the nation. The Oregon unemployment rate is 11.0% which was ranked 8th in the country.
Types of OregonEmployers. The types of employers in Oregon were as follows: 138,131 (7.9%) were self-employed, 239,990 (13.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,357,949 (78.1%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Oregon Industries. The top five industries by percent in Oregon were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.3%), Retail (12%), Manufacturing (11.5%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (10.7%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (10%).
Oregon Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Oregon’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.1%), Sales and Office (23.9%), Service (19.2%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12.1%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.7%).
Oregon Health Insurance Coverage. 85% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (15% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 66% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.
Disability. 14% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Oregon reported a disability. The Oregon disability claim rate was ranked 14th in the country.
For a list of Oregon counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Oregon Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Oregon had 9,653 total violent crimes (which ranked 34th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.25% (which ranked it 41st among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 92 were murders, 1,140 were forcible rapes, 2,413 were robberies, and 6,008 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Oregon had 125,723 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 21,901 were burglaries, 93,619 were larceny/thefts, and 10,203 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Oregon had the 44th most law enforcement employees per population. Oregon ranked 50th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Oregon crime information, please see the Oregon.gov Criminal History Record Checks website of the Oregon Public Records Unit.
Oregon Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Oregon employment background check products: an Oregon county criminal background check and an Oregon state criminal background check.
The Oregon state criminal background check includes an Oregon Judicial Information Network Criminal Data, Oregon corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Oregon as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The Oregon state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Oregon criminal background check webpage.
The Oregon county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit, Justice, and County courts. The Oregon county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Oregon employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Oregon” data is from 2011. “Oregon Crime Data” data is from 2012.