Oregon Census Records

Statewide Census Records that exist for Oregon are 18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940. There are Industry and Agriculture Schedules 1870 and 1880; the Mortality Schedules for the years 1870 and 1880; and the Union Veterans Schedules for 1890.The Oregon Historical Society Library, Oregon State Library, and Oregon State Archives each have federal census records for Oregon available on microfilm. The Oregon Historical Society Library is also home to supplemental schedules.

Censuses were regularly taken of the territory and then the state. Those census records were taken in the following years: 1842, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905

In several cases, only some of the records have survived from a given census. Generally, only the names of heads of households were recorded, but the census records for 1895 and 1905 do include information about other people living in each residence. The Oregon State Archives website “Oregon Historical Records Index” database includes an inventory of state census records. Also, most of the state census records for Oregon are on microfilm at the FHL.


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