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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    D
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  11. Commute
    B-
Clackamas County is located in Oregon with a population of 405,788. In Clackamas County, 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 above average.
Population
405,788

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$369,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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

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
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Clackamas County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,597
National
$55,322

Clackamas County Reviews

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Great for outdoors and nature lovers. Plenty of hiking trails, bike safe roads, and a whole lot of camping opportunities. There are many waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and all sorts of other out of the way attractions to stumble upon. Offers a nice small-town feel but isn't very far from Downtown Portland for city life adventures. There are all sorts of farmers markets, bazaars, and small businesses to explore and buy from. Schools are currently overfilled but many districts are actively working to get class sizes down. Fun activities can be found for all ages such as sports teams, archery lessons, community theatres, and much more. I personally love the wide variety of opportunities presented here.
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Clackamas County is a very safe place to live, especially in areas like Clackamas and Happy Valley. Crime rate is low and neighbors are constantly watching out for each other. The schools in Clackamas County are also great schools. I've had good experiences at Clackamas High School, and most teachers are supportive, and the graduation rate is high. However, there isn't many activities to do around here. Teens don't have many places to go out to and visit besides places like Clackamas Town Center and the movie theater. I would like to see more attractions added around Clackamas Town Center, besides restaurants and shopping stores.
It is full of nice people and pretty views. However, there are some bad areas. Including some homeless population. Some areas are unkempt or old. But in most areas there are nice homes and a more stable population. I really like living here and would only more to be closer to a more rural area. Clackamas is close to some rural areas but I wouldn't consider it to be a rural town itself. I have lived in a lot of towns and enjoy Clackamas. The roads are nice and it is filled with nice landscaping. ( In the nice areas) There are many nice shops and grocery stores in the area as well. You don't need to leave very often because you have most of what you need right there.