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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is the 9th most extensive state in the country and the 27th most populous, with Portland being the biggest city with 632,309 residents. It’s nicknamed “The Beaver State” for the abundance of such animals, even having a city named after them: Beaverton. It’s also home of the “Silicon Forest”, a name for the cluster of high-tech companies located in Portland and its surroundings, analogous to Silicon Valley in California.

There are a little over 4 million people in Oregon. The state’s unemployment rate is exactly the same as the nation’s average, at 4.6%, with Portland having an even lower rate, at 3.4%. In terms of crime rate, it’s one of the states with the lowest violent crime rate, being ranked in number 40, out of the 50 United States. There are 232.3 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens and a poverty rate of 16%.

Oregon has a lot of cities to live, but here we present the Top 15 Worst Places to Live in Oregon:

15. Woodburn


Population: 24,496

Unemployment rate: 11.8%

Median household income: $46,309

The city of Woodburn is in Marion County, located at the northwestern region of the state. It was incorporated in 1889 and named after a slash burn that got out of control and burned down a nearby woodlot in the 1880s. The majority of the population in the city identifies as Latino or Hispanic.

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