Ever wondered how your city compares? So did we.

LOC Research Hub

One of the questions every city asks itself at one point or another is: how do we compare? While each city is unique, there is a lot to be learned by looking at trends across regions and the state. Along with satisfying that curiosity, these trends can help determine how and in what ways to invest resources.

The LOC’s ongoing research helps tell the story of Oregon’s cities and the challenges they are facing. LOC researchers conduct surveys of member cities, analyze the data and compile reports that provide cities with crucial information.

View Research Surveys and Reports in the Reference Library

See something missing from the list of reports or data sets?

Need help navigating a data set or understanding the methods used?

Contact LOC's Research Coordinator

Looking for the raw data?

In addition to providing written reports, LOC also provides access to the raw data in Excel format for those that would like to manipulate it themselves.

Explore available data sets

Research Partners

LOC actively partners with other organizations that strive to study and provide data to cities in Oregon. One of these organizations is Oregon’s very own Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) and their Diversity Dashboard project. This project is the first-ever data collection on the gender, race, age, and veteran status of local government chief administrative officers and assistant chief administrative officers

Explore the Diversity Dashboard