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Lane County, Oregon Feb 27, 2017

Location

Lane County Oregon is home to the neighboring metropolitan cities of Eugene and Springfield. Situated in the alluring Willamette Valley, Eugene and Springfield are positioned along Interstate-5, the major freeway linking Canada and Mexico. Lane County is focused on the future and is rich with opportunity.

Population

2010 Population Figures

Oregon

3,831,074

Lane County MSA

351,715

Eugene

156,185

Springfield

59,403

Cottage Grove

9,686

Florence

8,466

Junction City

5,392

Oakridge

3,205

Creswell

5,031

Dunes City

1,303

Veneta

4,561

Lowell

1,045

Coburg

1,035

Westfir

253

* Source: 2010 Census of Population & Housing

 

Transportation

Lane County's transportation infrastructure is designed to handle current and future needs. Interstate-5, the main north-south arterial makes the area extremely accessible for the delivery of raw materials and the transport of products to market. Major land, rail and air routes intersect the Eugene/Springfield area and links Lane County to a network of western and Pacific Rim trade.

Air

Eugene Airport, a regional terminal, provides passenger and cargo air service with easy access to all world markets. Allegiant Air, United Express, Delta Connection and Horizon Air connect Lane County passengers to all major destinations.

Land

Motor freight companies provide overnight service to Los Angeles and Salt Lake City; and 72-hour service to Phoenix and Denver.  More than 50 carriers serve the Eugene and Springfield area.

Rail

Mainline rail carriers provide cargo transportation services to all four corners of the country and passengers enjoy nationwide travels.

Ports

Lane County is within close proximity to three deep-water ports, including two of the West Coast’s largest, the Port of Portland and the International Port of Coos Bay for full sized freighters. Oregon ports are a full day closer to Asian Countries than Los Angeles.

 

Taxation and Workman’s Comp Insurance

Lane County has no sales tax, no business inventory tax and moderate corporate income tax rate of 6.6% of Oregon taxable income (7.6% for income over $10,000,000) and property tax rate of $15 per thousand or 1.5% except for bonded indebtedness approved by the voters..  Personal income tax rates are as low as 5%.  Unemployment insurance rates vary from 2.2% to 5.4%. Worker’s Compensation Insurance fees in Oregon are among the lowest in the country; Oregon businesses are paying 38.9% less for worker's comp insurance as a result of worker's comp reform legislation approved in 1990.

Personal Income

Lane County Personal Income

Average Household

$49,260

Per Capita

$26,171

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