Recently, Crook County has been the state’s fastest-growing county. Nationwide, it’s the 38th fastest-growing county with a population of more than 10,000. Much of the growth from comes from nearby Deschutes County — the state’s second fastest-growing county. Crook County has lower rents, and more moderate price per square footage, which is always attractive to those looking for housing. The median house price is $290,000 and there are plenty of local real estate brokers to choose from.