Distressed Areas in Oregon

Business Oregon gives priority when funding technical assistance, programs and projects to geographic areas determined to be economically distressed as prescribed by Oregon law.

Below is a list of identified distressed areas in Oregon. This is the update for 2019 and will be in effect through the end of 2019. The department will publish updated lists every year at the end of December under the normal methodology and every month under the temporary methodology.

Distressed Areas in Oregon, 2019

Posted March 1, 2019

Distressed Counties, 2019

County Index Components 2019 Distressed Index
Relative
U-Rate
Relative
PCPI
Payroll
Change
Employment
Change
Distressed
Index
Index <1.0
Oregon 1.00 1.00 1.11 1.08 1.20 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.75 0.81 1.10 1.07 0.71 Distressed
Benton 1.26 0.94 1.11 1.07 1.39 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.11 1.17 1.14 1.08 1.60 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.00 0.89 1.10 1.06 1.04 Non-Distressed
Columbia 0.79 0.87 1.13 1.09 0.85 Distressed
Coos 0.75 0.87 1.08 1.05 0.73 Distressed
Crook 0.65 0.80 1.11 1.08 0.65 Distressed
Curry 0.67 0.85 1.05 1.06 0.64 Distressed
Deschutes 0.98 1.06 1.20 1.12 1.39 Non-Distressed
Douglas 0.76 0.81 1.10 1.07 0.72 Distressed
Gilliam 0.98 0.99 1.09 1.10 1.15 Non-Distressed
Grant 0.60 0.83 1.06 1.04 0.55 Distressed
Harney 0.65 0.79 1.08 1.05 0.59 Distressed
Hood River 1.14 1.08 1.16 1.07 1.53 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.85 0.92 1.12 1.08 0.95 Distressed
Jefferson 0.73 0.66 1.08 1.06 0.55 Distressed
Josephine 0.76 0.81 1.13 1.09 0.75 Distressed
Klamath 0.69 0.80 1.09 1.06 0.65 Distressed
Lake 0.72 0.79 1.09 1.05 0.66 Distressed
Lane 0.91 0.90 1.10 1.07 0.97 Distressed
Lincoln 0.87 0.86 1.10 1.05 0.87 Distressed
Linn 0.85 0.84 1.11 1.07 0.86 Distressed
Malheur 0.87 0.63 1.11 1.07 0.65 Distressed
Marion 0.95 0.85 1.13 1.08 1.00 Distressed
Morrow 0.93 0.84 1.04 1.07 0.87 Distressed
Multnomah 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.08 1.55 Non-Distressed
Polk 0.95 0.83 1.14 1.10 0.99 Distressed
Sherman 0.85 1.01 1.03 1.02 0.91 Distressed
Tillamook 0.95 0.87 1.12 1.05 0.97 Distressed
Umatilla 0.85 0.79 1.10 1.06 0.79 Distressed
Union 0.77 0.80 1.08 1.04 0.69 Distressed
Wallowa 0.73 0.89 1.11 1.06 0.77 Distressed
Wasco 1.00 0.87 1.12 1.09 1.07 Non-Distressed
Washington 1.17 1.19 1.10 1.08 1.66 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 1.05 0.71 1.09 1.09 0.89 Distressed
Yamhill 1.08 0.89 1.06 1.09 1.12 Non-Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Distressed Cities/Places, 2019

Non-Distressed
County
Distressed
City/Place
2012-2016 ACS 2018 Distressed
BA or
Higher
U-Rate PCPI Poverty
Rate
Sum Over
Average
SUM>=3

Oregon 32.3% 6.8% $30,410 13.5%

Benton Albany 27.1% 8.7% $26,978 13.3% 3 Distressed

Alpine CDP 18.1% 0.0% $23,170 14.1% 3 Distressed

Alsea 2.0% 6.4% $17,553 24.9% 3 Distressed

Blodget CDP 0.0% N/A $14,948 33.9% 3 Distressed

Kings Valley CDP 25.5% 0.0% $15,424 13.8% 3 Distressed

Monroe 6.2% 10.3% $23,070 11.4% 3 Distressed

Summit 39.2% 29.2% $11,798 34.5% 3 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 20.6% 5.1% $22,293 16.5% 3 Distressed

Estacada 12.8% 4.4% $25,481 14.7% 3 Distressed

Gladstone 22.0% 7.3% $27,411 11.5% 3 Distressed

Jennings Lodge CDP 21.5% 7.3% $28,972 14.4% 4 Distressed

Johnson City 15.8% 6.5% $25,908 17.7% 3 Distressed

Mulino 20.4% 13.4% $25,151 15.5% 4 Distressed
Clatsop Gearhart 29.1% 4.9% $29,524 17.1% 3 Distressed

Seaside 21.5% 9.9% $27,261 12.6% 3 Distressed
Deschutes Deschutes River Woods CDP 15.7% 6.3% $23,553 16.6% 3 Distressed

La Pine 16.3% 10.1% $21,114 21.0% 4 Distressed

Redmond 19.2% 7.7% $23,685 13.7% 4 Distressed

Three Rivers CDP 26.5% 5.3% $23,300 19.8% 3 Distressed
Gilliam Arlington 16.4% 14.3% $21,013 14.4% 4 Distressed

Lonerock 0.0% 0.0% $14,500 47.1% 3 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 13.9% 12.5% $21,867 16.5% 4 Distressed

Mount Hood CDP 19.8% 6.9% $16,016 0.0% 3 Distressed

Odell CDP 8.2% 7.6% $17,490 4.8% 3 Distressed
Multnomah Gresham 20.9% 8.0% $23,533 19.2% 4 Distressed

Troutdale 24.5% 8.3% $29,260 12.8% 3 Distressed

Wood Village 11.4% 5.9% $20,316 21.7% 3 Distressed
Wasco Antelope 6.8% 0.0% $10,713 47.4% 3 Distressed

Chenoweth CDP 13.4% 7.3% $27,847 20.1% 4 Distressed

Maupin 14.1% 8.8% $23,493 8.1% 3 Distressed

Mosier 11.8% 10.0% $20,356 6.3% 3 Distressed

Pine Grove CDP 11.6% 25.5% $26,764 8.7% 3 Distressed

Rowena CDP 18.8% 0.0% $13,588 15.1% 3 Distressed

Tygh Valley CDP 4.4% 0.0% $23,662 33.2% 3 Distressed
Washington Aloha CDP 28.8% 6.9% $27,066 13.1% 3 Distressed

Cornelius 13.8% 7.1% $19,850 10.0% 3 Distressed

Forest Grove 24.4% 7.0% $25,714 11.8% 3 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 14.5% 15.3% $19,859 19.4% 4 Distressed

Dayton 18.0% 8.2% $19,505 15.8% 4 Distressed

Grand Ronde CDP 14.0% 9.3% $23,433 10.9% 3 Distressed

Lafayette 15.1% 5.1% $22,860 14.4% 3 Distressed

McMinnville 23.9% 7.5% $26,778 14.9% 4 Distressed

Newberg 28.1% 6.0% $25,682 14.4% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 8.7% 10.0% $16,536 11.5% 3 Distressed

Willamina 9.4% 12.9% $19,787 20.9% 4 Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.