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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Coos County is located in Oregon with a population of 62,921. In Coos County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Coos County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
62,921

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Coos County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    846.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,086
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    758.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Coos County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,848
National
$55,322

Coos County Reviews

3 reviews
I grew up in Coos County, in the small town of Coos Bay. For my schooling, I attended two private schools: Christ Lutheran Church and School and Kingsview Christan School. Overall, both schools did not benefit me when I entered North Bend High School because I was behind in science and math compared to my peers. During high school, my friends and I struggled from time to time to find things to do. There are no major shopping centers in Coos County, the only major stores are Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart. Like everyone else in this town we travel to either Eugene or Portland to satisfy our shopping desires. Sadly, this causes annoyance for Southwestern Oregon Community College students because there is literally nothing to do. Honestly, Coos County is a retirement community. The great things about Coos County though are the sand dunes and the ocean. Talking trails around Shore Acres is an adventurous activity and riding ATVs on the sand dunes provide a thrilling experience.
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Coos County has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. Despite the beauty, Coos County could use some major improvements. There's isn't much to do for entertainment, especially if you aren't the type that is into hunting and being outdoors.
It's a nice vacation county but there are those people that just have to mess things up. Stores are closing down but some new buildings are being built in the hope of keeping the county active.