Rural Oregonians' incomes have slipped more than the incomes of their peers nationwide.
Still, personal income in Oregon's rural counties was 94 percent of the U.S. non-metro average that year. Metro-area income, meanwhile, was 91 percent of the national urban mark.
In 1969, per capita personal income in Oregon's non-metro areas was 113 percent of the national average. Today it's 94 percent. Metro personal income slipped three percentage points over the same stretch.
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