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 2014 and will be in effect through the end of 2014. 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, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014

Distressed Counties, 2014

County Index Components 2014 Distressed Index
Relative
U-Rate
Relative
PCPI
Payroll
Change
Employment
Change
Distressed
Index
Index >1.0
Oregon 1.00 1.00 1.09 21.0 1.11 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.87 0.83 1.03 0.98 0.73 Distressed
Benton 1.43 1.02 1.04 1.03 1.55 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.10 1.23 1.07 1.03 1.50 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.13 0.95 1.06 1.00 1.14 Non-Distressed
Columbia 0.92 0.90 1.04 1.02 0.88 Distressed
Coos 0.81 0.87 1.04 1.01 0.75 Distressed
Crook 0.62 0.82 1.14 1.01 0.58 Distressed
Curry 0.75 0.87 1.04 0.97 0.67 Distressed
Deschutes 0.77 0.98 1.07 1.01 0.81 Distressed
Douglas 0.71 0.83 1.04 0.99 0.61 Distressed
Gilliam 1.18 0.95 0.90 0.97 0.97 Distressed
Grant 0.65 0.84 1.06 0.98 0.56 Distressed
Harney 0.69 0.81 0.99 0.96 0.53 Distressed
Hood River 1.24 0.96 1.09 1.02 1.33 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.81 0.93 1.06 1.00 0.79 Distressed
Jefferson 0.71 0.77 1.05 1.03 0.59 Distressed
Josephine 0.73 0.80 1.04 1.01 0.61 Distressed
Klamath 0.74 0.89 1.02 0.99 0.61 Distressed
Lake 0.68 0.88 1.06 0.99 0.63 Distressed
Lane 1.01 0.92 1.07 1.00 0.99 Distressed
Lincoln 0.94 0.93 1.05 0.99 0.91 Distressed
Linn 0.88 0.79 1.07 1.00 0.67 Distressed
Malheur 0.89 0.68 1.05 0.98 0.62 Distressed
Marion 0.91 0.90 1.03 0.99 0.83 Distressed
Morrow 1.06 1.06 1.12 1.02 1.27 Non-Distressed
Multnomah 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.03 1.40 Non-Distressed
Polk 1.04 0.84 1.04 0.99 0.89 Distressed
Sherman 1.04 1.49 1.12 1.02 1.78 Non-Distressed
Tillamook 1.02 0.92 1.01 0.97 0.92 Distressed
Umatilla 1.04 0.84 1.07 1.03 0.96 Distressed
Union 0.95 0.87 1.07 1.00 0.88 Distressed
Wallowa 0.85 0.96 1.06 0.99 0.86 Distressed
Wasco 1.10 0.92 1.10 1.04 1.17 Non-Distressed
Washington 1.23 1.13 1.16 1.04 1.67 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 1.14 0.78 1.09 1.03 1.01 Non-Distressed
Yamhill 1.02 0.90 1.07 1.03 1.01 Non-Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the Oregon Employment Department and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Distressed Cities/Places, 2014

Non-Distressed
County
Distressed
City/Place
2008-2012 ACS 2014 Distressed
BA or
higher
U-Rate PCPI Poverty
rate
Sum Over
Average
SUM>=3

Oregon 29.2% 10.8% $26,702 15.5%

Benton Albany 21.3% 10.9% $22,236 18.4% 4 Distressed

Alpine CDP 27.4% 14.8% $13,029 32.5% 4 Distressed

Alsea CDP 0.0% 0.09% $12,874 17.54% 4 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 9.2% 9.6% $20,353 18.6% 3 Distressed

Estacada 47.6% 42.9% $9,464 57.6% 3 Distressed

Johnson City 25.2% 10.6% $24,838 20.5% 3 Distressed

Molalla 18.7% 13.7% $16,098 0.0% 3 Distressed

Oregon City 5.7% 5.9% $16,004 16.1% 3 Distressed

Sandy 13.3% 12.8% $21,103 7.7% 3 Distressed
Clatsop Astoria 15.5% 17.0% $18,568 16.4% 3 Distressed

Seaside 14.3% 15.6% $17,582 16.9% 4 Distressed

Warrenton 14.4% 20.1% $16,691 15.1% 3 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 11.9% 7.7% $19,487 24.6% 4 Distressed
Morrow Boardman 23.3% 10.0% $26,004 17.8% 3 Distressed

Heppner 20.2% 11.2% $21,273 19.6% 3 Distressed

Irrigon 22.6% 3.8% $22,459 17.1% 4 Distressed
Multnomah Fairview 18.1% 11.9% $21,611 18.0% 3 Distressed

Gresham 18.7% 9.6% $21,124 34.4% 4 Distressed

Troutdale 8.3% 14.7% $18,582 15.6% 3 Distressed

Wood Village 6.9% 7.2% $17,096 27.0% 3 Distressed
Sherman Grass Valley 11.9% 11.6% $18,033 13.5% 3 Distressed

Moro 21.5% 10.4% $21,812 18.7% 3 Distressed

Rufus 8.2% 5.5% $26,182 17.0% 3 Distressed

Wasco 9.7% 11.1% $21,672 10.8% 3 Distressed
Wasco Antelope 14.5% 7.3% $18,389 35.6% 3 Distressed

Pine Grove CDP 22.3% 11.2% $25,696 13.5% 3 Distressed

Shaniko 3.1% 5.0% $10,737 62.9% 4 Distressed

Tygh Valley CDP 8.3% 4.4% $13,918 46.7% 3 Distressed
Washington Cornelius 16.7% 11.2% $24,927 7.0% 4 Distressed

Forest Grove 24.6% 12.1% $24,201 17.7% 4 Distressed
Wheeler Mitchell 0.0% 100.0% $9,892 23.1% 3 Distressed

Spray town 6.6% 16.8% $13,360 16.9% 4 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 1.0% 21.8% $16,535 20.7% 3 Distressed

Carlton 24.0% 13.2% $25,785 13.3% 3 Distressed

Dayton 12.5% 7.2% $24,465 46.9% 3 Distressed

Lafayette 17.5% 5.5% $20,619 16.8% 3 Distressed

McMinnville 6.1% 8.8% $22,478 21.4% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 10.0% 23.1% $17,536 19.1% 4 Distressed

Willamina 13.0% 10.8% $19,017 31.8% 4 Distressed