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The city of Oregon is located in Ogle County<1> and is the County Seat for Ogle County.

The pronunciation of Oregon: AWR-ee-guhn<2>

Oregon was established in 1833.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oregon has a population of 3,478 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Oregon is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oregon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Oregon: (815) and (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Oregon: 61061<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oregon had an population of 3,478 people. This is a decrease of 6.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oregon had a population of 3,721 people (or 6.96% of the total population of Ogle County). This makes Oregon the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Oregon represents 0.03% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 387th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,721 people, the population of Oregon decreased 8.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,060 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oregon.

Communities Also Named Oregon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Oregon - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York (3), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oregon.

Communities near Oregon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oregon.

  • Dixon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Rochelle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Byron
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Winnebago
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Mount Morris
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Davis Junction
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Amboy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,287 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amboy <7>
  • Polo
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Forreston
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forreston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forreston
    • Forreston is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,338 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forreston <7>
  • Hillcrest
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oregon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oregon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oregon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oregon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oregon. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oregon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oregon ...

Looking for more information about Oregon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oregon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oregon.

Adding Oregon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oregon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oregon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Oregon post office opened in 1843.

We also found Oregon in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oregon.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oregon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ogle County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Ogle, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Oregon. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oregon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oregon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oregon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oregon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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