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 2020 and will be in effect through the end of 2020. 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, 2020

Posted Dec 31, 2019

Distressed Counties, 2020

County Index Components 2020 Distressed Index
Relative
U-Rate
Relative
PCPI
Payroll
Change
Employment
Change
Distressed
Index
Index <1.0
Oregon 1.00 1.00 1.12 1.03 1.16 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.76 0.80 1.08 1.01 0.67 Distressed
Benton 1.31 0.92 1.11 1.04 1.40 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.11 1.15 1.13 1.04 1.49 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.02 0.89 1.10 1.02 1.03 Non-Distressed
Columbia 0.82 0.87 1.13 1.04 0.85 Distressed
Coos 0.78 0.86 1.10 1.01 0.74 Distressed
Crook 0.70 0.81 1.00 1.02 0.57 Distressed
Curry 0.69 0.84 1.05 1.00 0.60 Distressed
Deschutes 1.00 1.08 1.18 1.07 1.36 Non-Distressed
Douglas 0.78 0.79 1.08 1.02 0.69 Distressed
Gilliam 1.08 0.95 1.14 1.03 1.20 Non-Distressed
Grant 0.58 0.82 1.10 1.00 0.52 Distressed
Harney 0.68 0.77 1.09 1.00 0.56 Distressed
Hood River 1.27 1.11 1.19 1.05 1.77 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.88 0.92 1.10 1.04 0.92 Distressed
Jefferson 0.76 0.65 1.14 1.05 0.59 Distressed
Josephine 0.76 0.81 1.14 1.06 0.74 Distressed
Klamath 0.66 0.78 1.10 1.01 0.57 Distressed
Lake 0.74 0.78 1.10 1.02 0.65 Distressed
Lane 0.93 0.90 1.09 1.02 0.94 Distressed
Lincoln 0.86 0.87 1.12 1.02 0.85 Distressed
Linn 0.89 0.84 1.13 1.04 0.88 Distressed
Malheur 0.91 0.61 1.07 1.01 0.60 Distressed
Marion 0.98 0.85 1.13 1.03 0.97 Distressed
Morrow 0.98 0.77 1.13 1.00 0.85 Distressed
Multnomah 1.14 1.14 1.13 1.03 1.50 Non-Distressed
Polk 0.95 0.81 1.12 1.04 0.91 Distressed
Sherman 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.01 1.11 Non-Distressed
Tillamook 0.95 0.88 1.10 1.02 0.94 Distressed
Umatilla 0.86 0.78 1.09 1.03 0.75 Distressed
Union 0.78 0.80 1.14 1.00 0.71 Distressed
Wallowa 0.69 0.89 1.09 1.01 0.67 Distressed
Wasco 0.98 0.86 1.05 0.98 0.86 Distressed
Washington 1.20 1.20 1.11 1.04 1.66 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 1.20 0.73 1.12 1.06 1.04 Non-Distressed
Yamhill 1.11 0.89 1.13 1.03 1.15 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, 2020

Non-Distressed
County
Distressed
City/Place
2014-2018 ACS 2020 Distressed
BA or
Higher
U-Rate PCPI Poverty
Rate
Sum Over
Average
SUM>=3

Oregon 32.9% 6.0% $32,045 12.9%

Benton Alsea 2.4% 6.8% $17,560 30.3% 4 Distressed

Blodget 0.0% N/A $14,557 38.3% 3 Distressed

Corvallis 59.5% 6.9% $29,234 13.1% 3 Distressed

Kings Valley 21.7% 0.0% $15,648 4.5% 3 Distressed

Monroe 10.1% 7.4% $21,792 8.0% 3 Distressed

Summit 42.2% 26.6% $12,279 33.6% 3 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 28.0% 7.5% $30,129 9.3% 3 Distressed

Gladstone 25.4% 6.9% $30,231 13.3% 4 Distressed

Jennings Lodge 24.7% 5.8% $31,771 15.0% 3 Distressed

Johnson City 14.4% 4.1% $26,924 17.0% 3 Distressed

Molalla 12.9% 4.5% $25,437 15.3% 3 Distressed

Mulino 23.9% 13.8% $27,614 14.8% 4 Distressed
Clatsop Cannon Beach 29.6% 1.4% $29,125 16.2% 3 Distressed

Jeffers Gardens 29.2% 6.7% $28,789 2.0% 3 Distressed

Seaside 19.4% 8.5% $26,367 12.5% 3 Distressed

Westport 18.5% 0.0% $31,257 13.7% 3 Distressed
Deschutes La Pine 13.7% 6.3% $21,070 18.1% 4 Distressed

Redmond 17.0% 6.7% $25,403 11.1% 3 Distressed

Terrebonne 42.2% 9.8% $29,331 9.4% 3 Distressed

Three Rivers 24.5% 5.2% $27,717 15.1% 3 Distressed
Gilliam Arlington 17.5% 17.5% $22,120 24.5% 4 Distressed

Condon 18.5% 11.0% $26,507 8.0% 3 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 15.7% 11.8% $23,402 13.8% 4 Distressed

Mount Hood 5.6% 0.0% $9,443 36.3% 3 Distressed

Parkdale 2.6% 0.0% $23,125 17.6% 3 Distressed
Multnomah Gresham 21.2% 6.9% $25,879 18.5% 4 Distressed

Troutdale 23.1% 6.4% $29,838 11.9% 3 Distressed

Wood Village 10.5% 2.2% $23,086 17.4% 3 Distressed
Sherman Grass Valley 18.6% 3.2% $23,232 24.3% 3 Distressed

Moro 25.3% 13.1% $22,835 11.7% 3 Distressed

Rufus 2.5% 0.0% $28,698 21.2% 3 Distressed
Washington Aloha 29.8% 6.5% $28,370 12.8% 3 Distressed

Forest Grove 25.6% 7.3% $27,318 10.7% 3 Distressed

Gaston 6.0% 3.4% $26,416 15.1% 3 Distressed
Wheeler Fossil 6.4% 10.4% $19,253 22.4% 4 Distressed

Mitchell 0.0% 0.0% $23,749 25.4% 3 Distressed

Spray 4.5% 23.4% $12,175 27.6% 4 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 12.8% 10.9% $20,363 19.5% 4 Distressed

Carlton 13.2% 10.0% $24,451 7.4% 3 Distressed

Dayton 17.6% 7.7% $20,951 13.4% 4 Distressed

Gaston 6.0% 3.4% $26,416 15.1% 3 Distressed

Grand Ronde 15.7% 10.2% $22,163 12.4% 3 Distressed

McMinnville 25.1% 5.9% $27,918 16.1% 3 Distressed

Newberg 31.2% 4.5% $26,126 15.1% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 9.6% 7.5% $16,629 11.6% 3 Distressed

Willamina 8.4% 13.1% $18,436 23.8% 4 Distressed

Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.