The Central Oregon Community

The Central Oregon Community

Overview of Central Oregon 

 With over 4.5 million visitors each year, it’s no wonder so many choose to call Central Oregon home. Tourists and residents alike are attracted to the outdoor lifestyle, temperate climate, and small-town feel of Central Oregon, while still having the amenities and economic opportunity of much larger cities.


244,650 Residents of Central Oregon

52% Have at least a college degree

$60,563 Median household income

39 Median age of residents

130 Points local students score higher on SAT

Major Industries:

Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Professional & Business Services, and Manufacturing top the list for employment in Central Oregon. Central Oregon is also quickly becoming a technology hub, and hosts Facebook’s largest U.S. data center campus.

Cost of Living:

Home prices have increased substantially across the nation, and Central Oregon is no exception. As of July 2021, median home prices in Redmond were $438k, compared to a national average of $350k.

Key Statistics :

#2 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. (Bend, 2020) 

#1 county for Oregon investment (Deschutes) 

#2 Fastest Job Growth in U.S. (Forbes, 2019) 

#4 Best Small Cities for Starting a Business (Redmond)

Lifestyle incluides 300 days of sunshine , World-class skiing in your backyard ,30 golf courses , Flourishing arts and culture scene and the #3 most “Fitness Friendly Places to Live.

With over 300 days of blue skies and the beautiful backdrop of the Cascade Mountains, living in Central Oregon, is like being on a permanent vacation.