How Gresham Compares

Gresham is Oregon's fourth-largest city and it operates on one of the lowest permanent property tax rates of any major city in Oregon. We are proud of what we are able to accomplish on that limited rate, yet it significantly constrains our resources and ability to provide services that protect life and property.

In the early 1990s, Gresham was a smaller city of about 70,000 people, with fewer urban problems. Now its population tops 106,000, and the community faces graffiti, gangs and other quality of life issues.

Property Tax Rate Per $1,000 Assessed Value for Oregon's Four Largest Cities


General Fund Employees Per 1,000 Residents for Oregon's Four Largest Cities


Gresham faces growing urban problems with a small-town property tax rate -- one of the lowest for large cities in Oregon. 

*Includes levy for Firefighter and Police Disability Retirement


  City of Gresham General Fund employees per 1,000 residents for Oregon's four largest cities 

Gresham residents pay significantly less per month for police, fire, parks and other services compared to residents of the other nine largest cities in Oregon.