6. Cottage Grove
Home Values: $161,700 (18th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 13.5% (8th worst)
If, by some reason, you were driving through Cottage Grove, after stopping to ask for directions, you may have noticed that things aren’t so peachy keen here.
It’s tough out there for people to stay afloat when their income levels are so low ($37,058) and they can’t get good jobs (13.5% unemployment rate).
Cottage Grove ranks as the 6th wost place in Oregon.