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 2021 and will be in effect through the end of 2021. The department publishes updated lists every year at the end of December under the normal methodology and every month under the temporary methodology.

Distressed Areas in Oregon, 2021

Posted December 31, 2020

Distressed Counties, 2021

County Index Components 2021 Distressed Index
Relative
U-Rate
Relative
PCPI
Payroll
Change
Employment
Change
Distressed
Index
Index <1.0
Oregon 1.00 1.00 1.08 1.01 1.09 Non-Distressed
Baker 0.80 0.80 1.05 1.02 0.69 Distressed
Benton 1.28 0.92 1.07 1.00 1.25 Non-Distressed
Clackamas 1.09 1.16 1.06 1.01 1.36 Non-Distressed
Clatsop 1.00 0.89 1.06 1.01 0.95 Distressed
Columbia 0.82 0.87 1.05 1.01 0.76 Distressed
Coos 0.78 0.87 1.08 0.99 0.70 Distressed
Crook 0.70 0.80 0.99 1.03 0.57 Distressed
Curry 0.71 0.85 1.06 1.00 0.64 Distressed
Deschutes 0.95 1.06 1.18 1.03 1.12 Non-Distressed
Douglas 0.76 0.80 1.05 1.01 0.64 Distressed
Gilliam 1.00 1.04 1.20 1.11 1.39 Non-Distressed
Grant 0.54 0.81 1.04 1.02 0.46 Distressed
Harney 0.70 0.79 1.04 1.06 0.60 Distressed
Hood River 1.16 1.06 1.07 1.01 1.33 Non-Distressed
Jackson 0.84 0.91 1.07 1.01 0.82 Distressed
Jefferson 0.73 0.66 1.06 1.02 0.52 Distressed
Josephine 0.74 0.82 1.07 1.02 0.67 Distressed
Klamath 0.60 0.78 1.05 0.99 0.48 Distressed
Lake 0.69 0.81 1.04 1.04 0.60 Distressed
Lane 0.90 0.89 1.06 1.00 0.85 Distressed
Lincoln 0.86 0.86 1.08 0.99 0.79 Distressed
Linn 0.86 1.04 0.89 1.02 0.81 Distressed
Malheur 0.90 0.65 1.07 0.99 0.62 Distressed
Marion 0.95 0.85 1.08 1.02 0.88 Distressed
Morrow 0.90 0.91 1.07 1.00 0.88 Distressed
Multnomah 1.12 1.14 1.09 1.01 1.40 Non-Distressed
Polk 0.90 0.81 1.08 1.02 0.80 Distressed
Sherman 1.09 1.07 1.05 1.05 1.29 Non-Distressed
Tillamook 0.95 0.86 1.06 1.02 0.88 Distressed
Umatilla 0.77 0.79 1.08 1.00 0.66 Distressed
Union 0.77 0.78 1.06 1.00 0.64 Distressed
Wallowa 0.64 0.87 1.07 1.03 0.61 Distressed
Wasco 0.90 0.82 1.07 0.97 0.77 Distressed
Washington 1.19 1.20 1.07 1.02 1.57 Non-Distressed
Wheeler 0.86 0.74 1.07 0.98 0.67 Distressed
Yamhill 1.09 0.89 1.07 1.02 1.06 Non-Distressed

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

Distressed Cities/Places, 2021

Non-Distressed
County
Distressed
City/Place
2015-2019 ACS 2021 Distressed
BA or
Higher
U-Rate PCPI Poverty
Rate*
Sum Over
Average
SUM>=3

Oregon 33.7% 5.5% $33,763 12.1%

Benton Albany 27.4% 6.4% $29,664 11.3% 3 Distressed

Alsea 2.6% 9.8% $18,371 33.8% 4 Distressed

Corvallis 59.1% 6% $30,615 13.2% 3 Distressed

Monroe 12.6% 6.6% $23,421 10.1% 3 Distressed

Summit 11.8% 21.6% $14,921 31.4% 4 Distressed
Clackamas Barlow 19.2% 6.1% $30,797 8.3% 3 Distressed

Gladstone 24.9% 6.1% $31,677 12.3% 4 Distressed

Jennings Lodge 26.1% 5.1% $32,511 13.3% 3 Distressed

Molalla 11.6% 5.0% $26,498 13.4% 3 Distressed

Mulino 29.4% 15.4% $31,872 15.0% 4 Distressed
Deschutes Deschutes River Woods 17.6% 7.7% $25,955 16.5% 4 Distressed

La Pine 14.2% 6.8% $23,813 41.8% 4 Distressed

Redmond 18.5% 6.0% $27,156 10.4% 3 Distressed

Terrebonne 25.1% 14.3% $30,423 12.7% 4 Distressed

Three Rivers 28.3% 6.0% $31,173 17.8% 4 Distressed
Gilliam Arlington 15.5% 9.7% $23,902 18.1% 4 Distressed

Condon 13.7% 9.1% $29,829 8.3% 3 Distressed

Lonerock 0.0% 0.0% $16,750 12.5% 3 Distressed
Hood River Cascade Locks 15.3% 9.8% $24,193 8.6% 3 Distressed

Mount Hood 6.4% 0.0% $8,858 41.6% 3 Distressed

Parkdale 0.0% 0.0% $25,215 21.1% 3 Distressed
Multnomah Gresham 22.3% 6.2% $26,338 15.9% 4 Distressed

Wood Village 11.8% 2.8% $21,521 17.8% 3 Distressed
Sherman Grass Valley 9.4% 0.0% $19,714 21.3% 3 Distressed

Moro 27.5% 13.8% $24,405 12.1% 3 Distressed

Rufus 7.1% 2.9% $30,274 19.4% 3 Distressed

Wasco 17.0% 4.7% $33,495 15.9% 3 Distressed
Washington Aloha 31.1% 5.7% $30,363 10.9% 3 Distressed

Gaston 7.8% 0.8% $25,736 18.5% 3 Distressed
Yamhill Amity 13.4% 4.1% $22,556 20.5% 3 Distressed

Carlton 17.0% 8.4% $28,170 7.5% 3 Distressed

Gaston 7.8% 0.8% $25,736 18.5% 3 Distressed

Grand Ronde 15.1% 8.6% $22,426 19.5% 4 Distressed

Newberg 31.5% 4.0% $27,675 29.3% 3 Distressed

Sheridan 10.1% 6.5% $23,052 66.7% 4 Distressed

Willamina 7.6% 11.5% $19,832 21.0% 4 Distressed

*Poverty Rate, 3 Years+, Excl College Students
Source: Business Oregon, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates.