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 2018 and will be in effect through the end of 2018. 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, 2018

Posted December 29, 2017

Distressed Counties, 2018

County Index Components 2017 Distressed Index
Relative
U-Rate
Relative
PCPI
Payroll
Change
Employment
Change
Distressed
Index
Index <1.0
Oregon 1.00 1.00 1.13 1.08 1.23 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.77 0.80 1.13 1.06 0.74 Distressed
Benton 1.26 0.93 1.10 1.07 1.38 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.11 1.13 1.15 1.08 1.57 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.02 0.91 1.11 1.08 1.11 Non-Distressed
Columbia 0.79 0.88 1.15 1.08 0.86 Distressed
Coos 0.75 0.88 1.10 1.05 0.76 Distressed
Crook 0.70 0.81 1.11 1.07 0.67 Distressed
Curry 0.71 0.87 1.12 1.09 0.76 Distressed
Deschutes 1.00 1.05 1.22 1.14 1.47 Non-Distressed
Douglas 0.77 0.82 1.12 1.07 0.75 Distressed
Gilliam 0.83 0.97 1.11 1.04 0.94 Distressed
Grant 0.63 0.86 1.06 1.03 0.59 Distressed
Harney 0.78 0.83 1.12 1.09 0.79 Distressed
Hood River 1.17 1.07 1.14 1.03 1.47 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.84 0.92 1.13 1.08 0.96 Distressed
Jefferson 0.73 0.72 1.10 1.08 0.62 Distressed
Josephine 0.74 0.82 1.15 1.08 0.75 Distressed
Klamath 0.71 0.79 1.09 1.06 0.65 Distressed
Lake 0.77 0.83 1.07 1.03 0.70 Distressed
Lane 0.96 0.90 1.12 1.08 1.05 Non-Distressed
Lincoln 0.86 0.87 1.10 1.05 0.86 Distressed
Linn 0.84 0.85 1.15 1.08 0.89 Distressed
Malheur 0.88 0.65 1.09 1.07 0.67 Distressed
Marion 0.96 0.84 1.14 1.09 1.00 Non-Distressed
Morrow 0.98 0.92 1.27 1.07 1.22 Non-Distressed
Multnomah 1.14 1.13 1.13 1.08 1.59 Non-Distressed
Polk 0.96 0.83 1.16 1.09 1.02 Non-Distressed
Sherman 1.07 1.23 1.15 1.05 1.59 Non-Distressed
Tillamook 0.98 0.86 1.16 1.07 1.05 Non-Distressed
Umatilla 0.91 0.83 1.06 1.06 0.84 Distressed
Union 0.83 0.81 1.08 1.06 0.77 Distressed
Wallowa 0.73 0.96 1.17 1.08 0.89 Distressed
Wasco 1.00 0.93 1.13 1.03 1.09 Non-Distressed
Washington 1.17 1.19 1.12 1.09 1.70 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 1.14 0.77 1.03 0.96 0.88 Distressed
Yamhill 1.04 0.88 1.09 1.08 1.08 Non-Distressed

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

Distressed Cities/Places, 2018

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 31.4% 8.1% $22,822 15.7%

Benton Albany 26.4% 10.1% $25,010 17.2% 4 Distressed

Alsea 2.6% 4.7% $18,445 27.2% 3 Distressed

Blodget 0.0% N/A $14,380 36.4% 4 Distressed

Monroe 6.4% 8.3% $20,218 13.9% 3 Distressed

Summit 70.3% 19.6% $25,280 19.3% 3 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 19.3% 5.5% $18,395 18.1% 3 Distressed

Estacada 10.6% 5.2% $22,401 17.2% 3 Distressed

Gladstone 21.2% 8.8% $27,832 12.7% 3 Distressed

Johnson City 12.1% 7.1% $21,120 21.7% 3 Distressed

Mulino 19.9% 12.3% $25,050 13.7% 3 Distressed
Clatsop Jeffers Gardens 14.2% 8.7% $20,689 3.7% 3 Distressed

Seaside 20.9% 12.1% $26,031 17.7% 4 Distressed
Deschutes La Pine 15.7% 11.8% $19,905 21.1% 4 Distressed

Redmond 19.6% 9.8% $21,455 20.0% 4 Distressed

Terrebonne 17.8% 13.1% $29,982 15.8% 3 Distressed

Three Rivers 21.1% 8.6% $26,227 20.5% 4 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 17.2% 16.9% $20,181 20.3% 4 Distressed
Lane Coburg 23.2% 8.3% $25,339 12.5% 3 Distressed

Cottage Grove 12.8% 10.7% $19,105 21.9% 4 Distressed

Creswell 16.4% 8.5% $25,037 5.1% 3 Distressed

Eugene 39.7% 8.3% $27,167 23.1% 3 Distressed

Florence 21.3% 11.0% $23,598 17.4% 4 Distressed

Junction City 16.7% 9.5% $21,041 17.1% 4 Distressed

Oakridge 13.1% 15.1% $18,945 29.7% 4 Distressed

Springfield 16.8% 9.8% $20,166 22.6% 4 Distressed

Veneta 15.3% 8.4% $20,315 23.9% 4 Distressed

Westfir 12.6% 25.4% $21,160 17.7% 4 Distressed
Marion Aumsville 8.7% 9.0% $20,290 17.7% 4 Distressed

Donald 16.5% 14.1% $24,968 8.8% 3 Distressed

Four Corners 10.9% 11.4% $18,813 20.2% 4 Distressed

Gates 13.2% 13.0% $23,916 13.0% 3 Distressed

Gervais 8.2% 12.6% $15,523 16.2% 4 Distressed

Hayesville 14.3% 10.8% $17,735 19.8% 4 Distressed

Idanha 5.5% 26.7% $17,849 18.8% 4 Distressed

Jefferson 14.7% 7.8% $20,212 21.1% 3 Distressed

Keizer 26.0% 8.2% $25,880 15.6% 3 Distressed

Marion 0.0% 11.5% $18,979 0.0% 3 Distressed

Mill City 10.9% 20.2% $17,682 22.0% 4 Distressed

Salem 27.0% 9.0% $23,586 17.2% 4 Distressed

Silverton 31.3% 8.3% $28,225 11.6% 3 Distressed

Stayton 14.2% 13.1% $19,838 19.7% 4 Distressed

Turner 16.1% 11.8% $28,144 12.1% 3 Distressed

Woodburn 12.9% 9.6% $17,553 26.3% 4 Distressed
Morrow Boardman 6.3% 5.4% $17,900 25.0% 3 Distressed

Heppner 22.0% 6.7% $22,832 16.0% 3 Distressed

Ione 17.5% 9.3% $23,852 15.6% 3 Distressed

Irrigon 8.2% 10.1% $16,488 16.0% 4 Distressed
Multnomah Gresham 19.8% 8.8% $22,976 20.4% 4 Distressed

Troutdale 25.4% 11.6% $27,963 15.2% 3 Distressed

Wood Village 12.0% 8.5% $20,254 28.2% 4 Distressed
Polk Dallas 21.1% 11.2% $23,861 15.4% 3 Distressed

Falls City 13.0% 18.2% $16,464 21.3% 4 Distressed

Independence 20.5% 11.28% $18,955 22.4% 4 Distressed

Salem 27.0% 9.0% $23,586 17.2% 4 Distressed

Willamina 9.6% 15.5% $19,322 22.9% 4 Distressed
Sherman Grass Valley 18.0% 5.6% $25,886 36.2% 3 Distressed

Moro 21.7% 12.8% $20,536 18.6% 4 Distressed

Rufus 2.9% 0.0% $22,027 24.5% 3 Distressed

Wasco 14.1% 18.1% $35,431 24.1% 3 Distressed
Tillamook Idaville 9.6% 45.1% $15,513 14.5% 3 Distressed

Pacific City 22.1% 28.9% $15,622 29.1% 4 Distressed

Rockaway Beach 26.6% 11.1% $19,922 21.3% 4 Distressed

Tillamook 10.4% 7.1% $18,357 29.3% 3 Distressed

Wheeler 17.0% 10.1% $24,325 10.2% 3 Distressed
Wasco Antelope 4.3% 0.0% $12,275 49.1% 3 Distressed

Chenoweth 14.9% 10.6% $23,933 16.5% 4 Distressed

Maupin 12.9% 10.7% $21,336 11.1% 3 Distressed

Mosier 14.2% 9.6% $19,008 8.4% 3 Distressed

Pine Grove 14.3% 31.8% $25,542 3.8% 3 Distressed

Pine Hollow 10.6% 0.0% $20,769 17.0% 3 Distressed

Rowena 19.5% 0.0% $16,629 22.9% 3 Distressed

Tygh Valley 8.7% 0.0% $24,389 30.3% 3 Distressed
Washington Cornelius 13.3% 11.5% $18,557 9.9% 3 Distressed

Gaston 7.1% 10.5% $22,314 10.0% 3 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 13.2% 17.2% $20,891 19.4% 4 Distressed

Dayton 16.4% 10.0% $19,250 15.7% 3 Distressed

Gaston 7.1% 10.5% $22,314 10.0% 3 Distressed

McMinnville 22.2% 10.3% $23,972 19.8% 4 Distressed

Newberg 28.3% 6.6% $24,416 19.1% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 10.4% 15.8% $15,779 16.5% 4 Distressed

Willamina 9.6% 15.5% $19,322 22.9% 4 Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.