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Pros

-Educated population
-Nearby recreation
-Attractive setting

Cons

-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain
-Housing quality


What Bert Has To Say About Corvallis Metro Area


The Corvallis area includes the cities of Corvallis and Albany, 12 miles apart in the central part of the Willamette Valley. Corvallis is the home of Oregon State University, and while the university is a strong factor in the makeup and economy of the town, it isn’t the whole story, and we’ve seen stronger college-town influence and amenities in other places. A large research facility makes Hewlett-Packard the largest private employer. Educational attainment and resources are notably strong. College sports provide entertainment, and nearby recreation in the mountains and coastal areas is excellent.



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Highlights


  • Location: North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 80 miles south of Portland
  • Country: United States
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Benton County
  • Metro Area: Corvallis

Quick Facts About Benton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Benton County is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Benton County jobs have Increased by 2.66 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Benton County's cost of living is 23.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Benton County's population is 87,572 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.66 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Benton County is $296,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 21.99 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Benton County public schools spend $10,815 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.1 students per teacher in Benton County.

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