Tangent is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population 1,164 as of the 2010 US census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 933 people, 339 households, and 262 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.9 people per square mile (95.3/km2). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 96.9 per square mile (37.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.71% White, 1.07% Native American, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.