Madras Oregon is located in Jefferson County just 26 miles north of Redmond and 43 miles north of Bend. Madras was incorporated in 1910 and built as a service center for agriculture and the railroad. Today the community has become an established industrial center and home to the region’s largest private employer, Bright Wood Corporation. The town’s close proximity to the Portland metropolitan area (two hours via car, or ½ hour via air) makes it an excellent location for manufacturing or distributing products dependent on the I-5 or Vancouver/Portland urban market. The Warm Springs Forest Products Industry, a multi-million dollar complex owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, is the single biggest industry.

Jefferson County has the third fastest growing population behind Deschutes and Crook counties. With 300 days of sunshine and low annual rainfall, boating, water-skiing, camping, fishing, hunting, mountaineering, and rock hunting are near year-round activities for tourists and residents alike. This active, quality lifestyle makes Madras a very desirable area.

Madras, Oregon - Stats at a Glance
Population (July 2008) 6,640 (Madras); 22,450 (Jefferson County)
Median Resident Age23.7 (2000) / 35.3 (Jefferson County 2005-07)
Estimated Median Hh Income (2007) $20,179 (2005-07)
Median single family home price (YTD thru Dec 2008)$139,950 (Jefferson Co.)
Average household size4.02 (2000) / 2.74 (Jefferson County 2005-07)
Property Tax Rate 2007/2008$21.4159 per $1000 assessed value
Assessed Value 2008$1,258,956,914
Telecommunications InfrastructureCrestview Cable (commercial and residential), others?
Major Employers in the County
Bright Wood, Keith Manufacturing, Warm Springs Composite Products, Mountain View Hospital, Shielding International, Double Press
Top 5 Jefferson County Taxpayers in 2008-09 (in order)Portland General Electric, Gas Transmission Northwest Corporation, Bright Wood Corporation, PacifiCorp, Keith Manufacturing, Inc.
Madras, Oregon Quick Links
Jefferson County Economic Development, Inc.
Wayne Pearson, Manager 541-390-3121
2028 NW Airpowrt Way, Madras OR 97741
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Roger Lee, Executive Director
109 NW Greenwood Ave., Suite #102, Bend OR 97701
City of Madras541-475-2344
City Hall, 71 SE D Street, Madras OR 97741
Jefferson County - Administrative Offices541-475-2449
66 SE D Street, Madras OR 97741
Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce541-475-2350
274 SW 4th Street, PO Box 770, Madras, OR 97741
Work Source Oregon541-548-8196
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B, Redmond OR 97756
Oregon Employment Department Office541-388-6070
1645 NE Forbes Rd #100, Bend, OR 97701
Madras Pioneer newspaper541-475-2275
241 SE 6th Street, Madras OR 97741
Spilyay Tymoo News
(Warm Springs newspaper)
Warm Springs Indian Reservation
PO Box 870, Warm Springs, OR 97761