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Southern Oregon

Coordinates: 42°48′N 122°54′W / 42.8°N 122.9°W / 42.8; -122.9
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Dark red denotes counties that are always included in the definition, while light red denotes counties that are only sometimes included.

Southern Oregon is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon south of Lane County and generally west of the Cascade Range, excluding the southern Oregon Coast. Counties include Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, and Josephine. It includes the Southern Oregon American Viticultural Area, which consists of the Umpqua and Rogue River drainages. As of 2015, the population in the four counties is about 471,000, and in the greater, seven-county definition, it is about 564,000.[1][2]


Always included:

Total population: 471,013

Sometimes included:

Total seven-county population: 564,446


City County Population (2015)[1]
Medford Jackson 79,805
Grants Pass Josephine 37,088
Roseburg Douglas 22,114
Klamath Falls Klamath 21,399
Ashland Jackson 20,861
Central Point Jackson 17,995
Coos Bay Coos 16,182
North Bend Coos 9,673
Eagle Point Jackson 8,902
Sutherlin Douglas 7,912
Brookings Curry 6,476
Talent Jackson 6,411
Winston Douglas 5,393
Phoenix Jackson 4,553
Reedsport Douglas 4,107
Coquille Coos 3,858
Myrtle Creek Douglas 3,459
Bandon Coos 3,115
Shady Cove Jackson 3,022
Jacksonville Jackson 2,883
Myrtle Point Coos 2,514
Lakeview Lake 2,296
Gold Beach Curry 2,279
Rogue River Jackson 2,227
Cave Junction Josephine 1,932
Canyonville Douglas 1,911
Lakeside Coos 1,737
Gold Hill Jackson 1,266
Riddle Douglas 1,191
Drain Douglas 1,157
Port Orford Curry 1,146
Yoncalla Douglas 1,053
Oakland Douglas 936
Glendale Douglas 881
Merrill Klamath 825
Malin Klamath 804
Chiloquin Klamath 721
Powers Coos 670
Butte Falls Jackson 433
Bonanza Klamath 411
Paisley Lake 240
Elkton Douglas 199


Southern Oregon generally supports candidates of the Republican Party in both state and federal elections, but some liberal outliers such as Ashland and Port Orford mean Democrats are usually able to win larger shares of the vote in this region compared to Eastern Oregon. Other than Jackson County, which is considered a swing county, no Democrat has won any county of Southern Oregon in presidential elections since 1996 using the seven-county definition, or since 1964 using the four-county definition. Josephine County has not supported a Democrat for president since 1936.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates for Oregon and its Counties" (PDF). Population Research Center, Portland State University. December 15, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2008.

42°48′N 122°54′W / 42.8°N 122.9°W / 42.8; -122.9