Opportunity Zones in Oregon

Oregon has 86 designated opportunity zones, including 81 low-income communities, plus 5 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, the large majority of Oregon’s census tracts are urban; just 21 percent are located in rural areas. But 31 percent of Oregon’s opportunity zones are rural. In Multnomah County — home to Portland — are 17 of the state’s 86 opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural in Oregon Opportunity Zones

Oregon Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Oregon’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 86 427 834
Low-income communities 81 261 342
Contiguous 5 165 170
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $39,418 $46,760 $56,495
Poverty rate 24.81% 19.00% 15.94%
Unemployment rate 10.24% 9.03% 8.23%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $201,007 $219,069 $260,973
Median rent/month $845 $892 $976
Homeownership 44.58% 58.58% 62.09%
Severe rent burden 26.78% 25.52% 24.03%
Vacancy rate 9.95% 10.79% 9.11%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 70.32% 76.84% 78.17%
Black alone 2.09% 1.95% 1.74%
Hispanic 17.61% 13.10% 11.56%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.40% 3.49% 3.97%
Younger than 18 20.88% 20.41% 20.81%
Older than 64 14.73% 17.09% 16.58%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 40.87% 38.75% 33.95%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 23.73% 25.55% 31.48%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 1.16% 2.81% 3.12%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 68.60% 72.13% 79.02%
In a micro area 23.26% 22.72% 17.03%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 8.14% 5.15% 3.96%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Oregon Counties & Cities

List of counties in Oregon: Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Oregon: Portland

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Oregon

Website: Oregon Business Development Department

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Oregon Baker 41001950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Benton 41003000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Benton 41003010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005022107 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005022108 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005022201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005022400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005022500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Clackamas 41005024400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Oregon Clatsop 41007950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Columbia 41009970700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Coos 41011000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Coos 41011000504 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Crook 41013950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Curry 41015950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Deschutes 41017000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Deschutes 41017001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Deschutes 41017001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Deschutes 41017001800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Douglas 41019010000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Douglas 41019130000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Harney 41025960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Hood River 41027950100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Oregon Hood River 41027950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Jackson 41029000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Jackson 41029001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Jackson 41029001301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Jefferson 41031940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Jefferson 41031960202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Josephine 41033360500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Klamath 41035970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Klamath 41035971800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lake 41037960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lane 41039003302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lane 41039003600 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Oregon Lane 41039003700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lane 41039003900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lane 41039004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Lincoln 41041950304 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Oregon Linn 41043020100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Linn 41043020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Malheur 41045970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Malheur 41045970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Marion 41047000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Marion 41047000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Marion 41047001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Marion 41047010303 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Oregon Marion 41047010305 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051001101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051002303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051005100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051005600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051005700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051007300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051008100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051008201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051009603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051009604 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051009701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051009801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051010001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051010304 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Multnomah 41051010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Polk 41053005100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Polk 41053020202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Sherman 41055950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Tillamook 41057960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Umatilla 41059940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Umatilla 41059950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Umatilla 41059951000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Union 41061970800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Wasco 41065970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Wasco 41065970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067030700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067030900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067031300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067031402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067032003 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067032005 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067032501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Washington 41067033200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Yamhill 41071030202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Yamhill 41071030502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Oregon Yamhill 41071030601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015