Corvallis Businesses & Demographics
Corvallis city is the county seat in Benton County, central western Oregon, United States. It ranks as the 10th most populous city in Oregon state with a population of 59,730.
Nicknamed the Heart of the Valley, the city is ranked amongst the greenest and safest cities in the US. It has a diverse landscape and population, where 76% of its population is white, 10% Asian, 8% Hispanic, and the rest of other minority races combined.
The city has warm and temperate weather, conducive to the many outdoor and cultural activities that the city is famous for all year round. There is plenty to see and do in Corvallis, from amazing cuisines, and fantastic wines, to breathtaking views, nature, and wildlife.
The Willamette Valley and mountain ranges surrounding the city make it ideal for biking and hiking. The coastline is just a few hours’ drive away for those who enjoy beach activities.
Corvallis ranks first in Oregon in cities whose income is above the poverty line, with its income per household being $36,328. Recently, the job market has increased by 0.1%, seeing the unemployment rate stand at 4.7%, below the US average of 6.0%. However, the rent prices have been on the increase now for several years, pushing its cost of living index to 112.8, way above the US average of 100.
The main economic activities in Corvallis are education, sawmilling, agriculture, truck farming, real estate, tourism, technology, and winemaking. Of the city's largest employers, Oregon State University (OSU), located on the edge of the downtown area, leads the way.
Other top employers in this college town include the Corvallis Clinic, Stahlbush Island Farms, SIGA Technologies, NuScale Power, Samaritan Health Services, Mid-Willamette Mortgage, Timberhill Athletic Club, Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers, and Evanite Fiber.