Only 12 of Oregon’s 36 counties saw their home values rise between 2010 and 2014; all were rural with the exception of Benton County. Wheeler County’s median home value climbed the most since 2010, rising by $27,700 (21.8%) to $126,800. Wheeler County’s in-state ranking also improved, rising from dead last in 2010 (36th) to 33rd position in 2014.
In 2014, the state’s highest owner-occupied median home value resided in Hood River County. Hood River County’s $309,500 median was $13,900 higher than second place Clackamas County’s $295,600 and 32 percent above Oregon’s $234,100.
To learn more about home values in various counties, read Regional Economist Dallas Fridley's article: Hood River County’s 2014 Home Values the Highest in Oregon.