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Central Oregonians Earned More In 2011


Central Oregon has proven to be a very attractive place for people to move to over the last two years because, it has something to offer for almost everyone, by moving to Bend you can enjoy: convenient airports, year-round recreation, plenty of job opportunities, affordable homes and so much more.

Central Oregon Incomes On The Rise

Besides being an ideal place to relocate, Central Oregon towns like Bend and Redmond have proven to be a great place for business and this fact was validated by a recent report by the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis which showed that the average resident of Deschutes County saw an increase in pay of over $2,000 per year from 2010 to 2011.

The average Deschutes County family that earned $35,874 in 2010 saw their pay increase to $37,084 in 2011 while in Jefferson County the average family who brought in $26,722 in 2010 saw their take home pay increase to $27,875 in 2011.

Making Incomes Stretch Further

Yes, incomes are going up around Central Oregon but families in this area are making their money stretch farther than they did just five or 10 years ago because, thanks to the economic recession, families in Bend, Prineville, Madras and other Central Oregon towns know that they can’t always depend on their job to bring in the income that they need every month.

If you’re concerned about stretching your income in 2012 and beyond, here are a few simple tips to follow:

  • Shop around for affordable insurance rates – You may have had a favorite insurance agent for years but are you really saving money? By shopping around for affordable rates you can save over $1,000 per year on all your insurance polices combined, get better coverage and also better customer service at the same time.
  • Use coupons more – Over the last year we’ve seen that coupons are no longer just for our mothers or grandmothers to use because, they are becoming an acceptable thing for everyone to use. You can easily find great coupons in the Sunday edition of the Bend Bulletin and Central Oregonian newspapers.

To learn more money saving tips and to get an affordable quote on any insurance that you need, contact Bend Oregon Allstate agent Tye Farnsworth today by calling (541) 318-8835.

My name is Tye Farnsworth, thank you for reading this bio! I was born and raised in Central Oregon. For an affordable insurance quote please contact me at (541) 318-8835 or connect with me online.