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Thursday, March 22, 2012

BY BRANDON SAWYER

In honor of the April tax-filing season, Oregon Business compiled a list of the state’s top 21 wealthiest cities as ranked by personal income.  Lake Oswego topped the list, with $97,209 average annual income per 2009 tax returns, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue. Perhaps showing how hard it has been hit by the economy, Bend came in No. 21 with an average annual income of $50,357. Claiming middle ground, Portland ranked No.12, with an average annual income of $56,088.

RANKED BY PERSONAL INCOME
RANK CITY AVERAGE ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PER 2009 TAX RETURN
1 Lake Oswego $97,209
2 West Linn $89,915
3 Sherwood $75,291
4 Tualatin $66,569
5 Hillsboro $65,745
6 Damascus $65,555
7 Happy Valley $65,420
8 Wilsonville $64,821
9 Tigard $61,462
10 Boring $56,864
11 Newberg $56,126
12 Portland $56,088
13 Corvallis $54,540
14 Oregon City $54,278
15 Beaverton $53,762
16 Scappoose $52,029
17 Hood River $51,877
18 Silverton $50,769
19 Philomath $50,539
20 Aloha $50,467
21 Bend $50,357
 

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