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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.


  • 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

    The unemployment rate in Benton County is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Benton County jobs have Decreased by 0.17 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Benton County's cost of living is 19.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Benton County's population is 85,501 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.40 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Benton County is $253,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.70 percent.
    Benton County public schools spend $10,906 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Benton County.

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