Is My Community Rural?


The Oregon Office of Rural Health utilizes annual population numbers from the Population Research Center at Portland State University to inform its definition of Rural.

The Urban/Rural Check List  is a list of all Oregon incorporated towns, their population, and whether or not they qualify as urban or rural by the ORH Urban/Rural Definition -  based on 10 mile radius from a city of 40,000 or more.

The Rural Assistance Center has a form that creates a custom report of rural definitions.

To find your rural eligibility status for grants from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, go to HRSA's website.

2008 Oregon Population Density Map (March 2009). See where the population in Oregon is concentrated.

If you have any questions about rural definitions please contact Emerson Ong, Data/GIS Analyst | | (503) 494-4450 | toll-free 866-674-4376.