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What is the legal age a child can be left home alone in Oregon?

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July 25, 2014 8:15PM

Answer There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages, but many state agencies have published guidelines (Georgia, Illinois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with very specific ages). Oregon states that 10 years old is the minimum age. Typically 8 year olds and over can be left at home for up to several hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work).