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Oregon, Ohio
"City of Opportunity" & “On the Bay”
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Total 28.90 sq mi (74.84 km2)
 • Land 28.52 sq mi (73.87 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total 20,291
 • Estimate 
 • Density 703.19/sq mi (271.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
43605, 43616, 43618
Area code(s) 419/567
FIPS code 39-58730
GNIS feature ID 1049043

Oregon is a city in Lucas County, Ohio. It is a lakefront residential, industrial and agricultural suburb of Toledo, located on Lake Erie, just east of the city. Oregon is known for scenic lakefront, bike trails, refineries, power plants, and Maumee Bay State Park . The population was 19,950 at the 2020 Census.


Oregon is located at 41°38′57″N 83°27′41″W / 41.64917°N 83.46139°W / 41.64917; -83.46139 (41.649094, -83.461514).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.04 square miles (98.52 km2), of which 29.98 square miles (77.65 km2) is land and 8.06 square miles (20.88 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 13,319
1970 16,563 24.4%
1980 18,682 12.8%
1990 18,334 −1.9%
2000 19,355 5.6%
2010 20,291 4.8%
2019 (est.) 20,055 −1.2%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 20,291 people, 8,196 households, and 5,555 families residing in the city. The population density was 676.8 inhabitants per square mile (261.3/km2). There were 8,759 housing units at an average density of 292.2 per square mile (112.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

There were 8,196 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.


Perhaps the most well-known attraction in Oregon is the Sundance Drive-In, one of the last in the region. Pearson Park, within the city limits, and Maumee Bay State Park, located in neighboring Jerusalem Township, have preserved or re-created sections of the original Black Swamp topography and forest. The state park also offers a waterfront resort off Lake Erie, and features a links golf course that has held numerous U.S. Open local qualifiers. Its location at the confluence of major migration routes brings birdwatchers and hunters to nearby shoreland areas. Boating and fishing on Lake Erie are popular pursuits. The city sponsors an extensive softball and baseball recreation program. The annual ethnic German American festival draws over 30,000 people each year.


Oregon Public Schools are part of the Oregon City School District. There are three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one junior high school, and one high school in the district. Clay High School offers students career and technology education which leads students into a better career paths and immediate employment after high school.

Founded in 1960, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy, a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, also resides within the city limits. The school's namesake, Cardinal Samuel Stritch, was Toledo's second Bishop, serving from 1921 to 1930.

Oregon has a public library located on Dustin Road, a branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

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