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 2017 and will be in effect through the end of 2017. 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, 2017

Posted January 9, 2017

Distressed Counties, 2017

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 1.14 1.06 1.21 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.83 0.80 1.10 1.01 0.74 Distressed
Benton 1.33 0.95 1.09 1.05 1.44 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.10 1.13 1.14 1.06 1.50 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.02 0.92 1.09 1.05 1.07 Non-Distressed
Columbia 0.79 0.89 1.15 1.06 0.85 Distressed
Coos 0.75 0.88 1.11 1.01 0.74 Distressed
Crook 0.67 0.83 1.07 1.04 0.62 Distressed
Curry 0.67 0.88 1.10 1.02 0.67 Distressed
Deschutes 0.95 1.01 1.23 1.12 1.33 Non-Distressed
Douglas 0.74 0.82 1.12 1.04 0.71 Distressed
Gilliam 0.88 1.00 1.09 0.99 0.94 Distressed
Grant 0.64 0.88 1.14 1.00 0.65 Distressed
Harney 0.78 0.87 1.14 1.04 0.81 Distressed
Hood River 1.21 1.05 1.13 1.01 1.44 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.83 0.93 1.12 1.05 0.91 Distressed
Jefferson 0.77 0.73 1.12 1.08 0.69 Distressed
Josephine 0.72 0.82 1.18 1.07 0.75 Distressed
Klamath 0.71 0.80 1.09 1.02 0.63 Distressed
Lake 0.73 0.84 1.12 1.04 0.71 Distressed
Lane 0.97 0.91 1.13 1.05 1.04 Non-Distressed
Lincoln 0.84 0.89 1.09 1.02 0.83 Distressed
Linn 0.83 0.85 1.13 1.05 0.84 Distressed
Malheur 0.88 0.69 1.05 0.99 0.63 Distressed
Marion 0.93 0.85 1.15 1.07 0.97 Distressed
Morrow 0.98 1.01 1.43 1.02 1.45 Non-Distressed
Multnomah 1.14 1.12 1.12 1.06 1.53 Non-Distressed
Polk 1.00 0.84 1.17 1.08 1.06 Non-Distressed
Sherman 0.90 1.31 1.25 1.06 1.58 Non-Distressed
Tillamook 0.98 0.87 1.16 1.07 1.07 Non-Distressed
Umatilla 0.88 0.83 1.05 1.03 0.78 Distressed
Union 0.90 0.83 1.11 1.01 0.84 Distressed
Wallowa 0.72 0.96 1.15 1.05 0.84 Distressed
Wasco 1.00 0.94 1.08 0.97 0.98 Distressed
Washington 1.19 1.19 1.18 1.06 1.77 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 1.10 0.83 1.05 0.98 0.93 Distressed
Yamhill 1.08 0.89 1.15 1.06 1.17 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, 2017

Non-Distressed
County
Distressed
City/Place
2011-2015 ACS 2017 Distressed
BA or
Higher
U-Rate PCPI Poverty
Rate
Sum Over
Average
SUM>=3

Oregon 30.8% 9.3% $27,684 16.5%

Benton Albany 24.5% 11.8% $22,563 19.8% 4 Distressed

Blodget 0.0% N/A $14,721 30.4% 4 Distressed

Philomath 36.2% 10.8% $24,658 19.3% 3 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 19.4% 6.9% $17,210 21.1% 3 Distressed

Estacada 10.2% 9.0% $21,149 24.3% 3 Distressed

Jennings Lodge 21.5% 12.9% $27,108 15.8% 3 Distressed

Johnson City 11.3% 9.7% $19,028 16.3% 3 Distressed

Molalla 12.6% 9.6% $23,614 8.7% 3 Distressed
Clatsop Astoria 30.1% 6.5% $26,151 19.7% 3 Distressed

Gearhart 30.1% 4.5% $26,892 19.7% 3 Distressed

Jeffers Gardens 8.3% 22.9% $17,722 13.7% 3 Distressed

Seaside 21.8% 9.9% $25,792 19.3% 4 Distressed

Warrenton 20.7% 6.2% $22,372 16.7% 3 Distressed
Deschutes La Pine 17.5% 15.7% $19,619 23.0% 4 Distressed

Redmond 18.9% 16.5% $19,119 24.7% 4 Distressed

Three Rivers 24.0% 8.8% $26,963 19.1% 3 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 16.8% 12.0% $20,309 18.6% 4 Distressed

Odell 5.9% 9.9% $16,158 5.5% 3 Distressed
Lane Cottage Grove 12.7% 13.5% $17,768 22.5% 4 Distressed

Creswell 15.9% 9.7% $23,137 6.8% 3 Distressed

Eugene 39.7% 9.4% $26,493 24.4% 3 Distressed

Florence 22.9% 10.2% $24,362 14.2% 3 Distressed

Junction City 15.3% 13.0% $19,240 22.8% 4 Distressed

Oakridge 14.5% 14.0% $21,789 21.4% 4 Distressed

Springfield 15.9% 10.6% $19,759 21.5% 4 Distressed

Veneta 17.3% 14.0% $20,400 25.2% 4 Distressed

Westfir 11.2% 14.3% $23,099 12.5% 3 Distressed
Morrow Boardman 6.7% 5.9% $16,489 25.5% 3 Distressed

Heppner 22.7% 5.7% $21,581 21.5% 3 Distressed

Ione 19.6% 10.8% $25,744 7.5% 3 Distressed

Irrigon 10.8% 12.6% $16,255 15.8% 3 Distressed
Multnomah Fairview 19.5% 6.3% $24,485 16.6% 3 Distressed

Gresham 19.4% 10.6% $21,946 21.3% 4 Distressed

Troutdale 23.6% 11.9% $25,705 14.5% 3 Distressed

Wood Village 11.2% 10.0% $17,845 33.2% 4 Distressed
Polk Dallas 20.5% 12.5% $22,719 16.7% 4 Distressed

Falls City 11.0% 15.6% $15,828 25.7% 4 Distressed

Grand Ronde 8.9% 10.4% $19,980 8.7% 3 Distressed

Independence 19.0% 13.2% $16,501 24.8% 4 Distressed

Monmouth 34.0% 10.5% $16,702 32.3% 3 Distressed

Salem 27.0% 10.6% $23,076 18.2% 4 Distressed

Willamina 12.3% 15.1% $17,709 22.8% 4 Distressed
Sherman Grass Valley 29.1% 6.0% $27,607 27.8% 3 Distressed

Moro 17.6% 12.0% $17,177 23.6% 4 Distressed

Rufus 4.7% 0.0% $18,552 29.8% 3 Distressed

Wasco 10.5% 16.0% $21,382 33.4% 4 Distressed
Tillamook Garibaldi 14.6% 8.7% $22,746 18.0% 3 Distressed

Idaville 6.0% 44.5% $14,063 17.2% 4 Distressed

Pacific City 26.9% 35.2% $16,628 31.6% 4 Distressed

Rockaway Beach 24.2% 10.8% $19,672 20.0% 4 Distressed

Tillamook 11.2% 9.1% $17,289 31.6% 3 Distressed

Wheeler 16.3% 11.0% $24,786 9.0% 3 Distressed
Washington Cornelius 11.8% 13.1% $17,660 12.5% 3 Distressed

Forest Grove 24.0% 9.8% $21,749 16.9% 4 Distressed

Gaston 9.6% 10.6% $23,883 5.5% 3 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 11.1% 17.4% $19,635 17.1% 4 Distressed

Carlton 14.6% 10.0% $21,620 5.1% 3 Distressed

Dayton 14.2% 14.8% $17,586 19.9% 4 Distressed

Gaston 9.6% 10.6% $23,883 5.5% 3 Distressed

Grand Ronde 8.9% 10.4% $19,980 8.7% 3 Distressed

McMinnville 21.3% 11.6% $22,769 21.2% 4 Distressed

Newberg 27.3% 8.0% $23,512 20.5% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 10.5% 20.5% $14,433 19.4% 4 Distressed

Willamina 12.3% 15.1% $17,709 22.8% 4 Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.