2018 Certified Estimates Certified population estimates for 2018 are now available!
The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and training unit for population-related data and research for the State of Oregon.

The mission of PRC is to provide population data, information, research, and analysis for Oregon and its communities. Center staff engage in a variety of demographic activities, including the Oregon State Data Center, the Oregon Population Estimates Program, and a variety of commissioned population projects. PRC staff also teach in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, supporting a graduate concentration in applied demography, and are developing a graduate certificate program in applied demography.

PRC News


Charles Rynerson presents his latest enrollment forecasts for Portland Public Schools at the Board's January 15 work session. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.

  • 2018 Census Data Users conference presentations are now available!  Download them here.
  • Webinar on Preparing for Census 2020: Resources for Local Communities: The American Community Survey Data Users Group held a webinar on March 13, 2018. In this webinar, Brian Timko  described the Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) and how participating governments are helping to improve the census count. Kevin Hawley  provided an overview and demonstration of the Census Bureau’s new Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) tool, which can be used to identify hard-to-survey areas. And Jason Jurjevich  provided a data user perspective on resources and tools—and a new website—that local stakeholders can use to improve the census count in their communities. View the webinar here.
  • Certified population estimates for Oregon counties, cities, and towns as of July 1, 2018 are now available. Click here for current and past estimates. 
  • Region 3 population forecasts are now complete. Download the reports here.
  • Keep up with PRC's publications on PDX Scholar.