Race and Ethnicity: State of Oregon, Population by Race, Asian or Pacific Islander
Asian or Pacific Islanders have lived in Oregon since statehood. The population peaked at almost 13,000 in 1900; that peak was not reached again until 1970.
From 1970 to 1980, the population more than doubled, and it nearly doubled again by 1990. By 2010, 206,324 Oregonians identified as Asian or Pacific Islander. Over one-quarter of those also identified as another race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.
In recent censuses, Asians and Pacific Islanders have been reported as separate race categories. They are combined in this chart for historic comparability. Although Oregon's 2010 Pacific Islander population (alone or in combination with other races) of 25,785 was small compared with other groups, its 61 percent growth rate between 2000 and 2010 surpassed all other races.