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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B-
Clackamas County is located in Oregon with a population of 399,962. Living in Clackamas County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Clackamas County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Clackamas County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clackamas County are highly rated.
Population
399,962

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Clackamas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,126.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    186.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Clackamas County Reviews

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Clackamas is a very peaceful area that’s always filled with new people and things to see. It is also very close to Portland, and allows many people to spend the afternoon exploring small businesses and trying out different restaurants. It is a very safe area for families and young children and there are many paths and creeks for to bike or run along. There are also many parks close by and many opportunities to try new things or meet new people. There are many 5k runs nearby and many clubs and teams for different sports.
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Clackamas is a wonderful city to live in. It has excellent shopping, great schools, and safe neighborhoods. Also, within Clackamas the recreational options very from hiking, rafting, biking, and many others. It is a twenty minute drive to downtown Portland and a twenty minute drive into the mountains. Really the best of both worlds! All of its positive attributes make it such a desirable place to live that traffic is getting pretty congested but that is really the only day to day downside of living in such a charming location.
Good school district; offers a variety of education opportunities from public, private, and charter schools. Close to Portland; easy commuting; takes about 20 min to downtown. Provides good employment opportunities. Within minutes of the outdoors for hiking, skiing, camping. Examples include Mt Hood, Timothy Lake, and many state/county parks.