Hood River County’s 2016 Per Capita Personal Income Ranked Fifth Highest in Oregon

by Dallas Fridley

April 27, 2018

Hood River County’s 2016 per capita personal income ranked fifth among Oregon counties at $48,498. Hood River County held a per capita personal income advantage of nearly $3,100 over Oregon’s $45,399. Per capita incomes in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties ranked second through fourth, respectively, while Columbia Gorge neighbor Sherman County led the state. On a nominal basis, Hood River County’s total personal income reached $1.127 billion in 2016 with 23,232 residents, while Oregon’s totaled $185.8 billion and its population rose to nearly 4.1 million.
Net earnings by place of residence represented 60.6 percent of Hood River County’s personal income total, at $682.8 million. On a per capita basis, Hood River County’s net earnings ranked fifth in Oregon.

Dividends, interest, and rent brought in $266.7 million or 23.7 percent of Hood River County’s 2016 personal income total. On a per capita basis, dividends, interest, and rent earned a first place ranking for Hood River County at $11,481.
Transfer receipts represented just 15.7 percent of Hood River County’s personal income, totaled at $177.2 million. On a per capita basis, Hood River County ranked 33rd out of 36 counties in 2016 at $6,287.

Hood River County’s per capita income ranked fifth among Oregon counties in each of the last three years (2014-2016), climbing from sixth in 2012 and 2013. On a nominal basis, Hood River County’s total personal income rose by $50.2 million in 2016, an increase of 4.7 percent.


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