Rural Oregon incomes slip

Rural Oregon incomes slip

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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