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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Coos Bay is a town in Oregon with a population of 16,176. Coos Bay is in Coos County. Living in Coos Bay offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Coos Bay and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Coos Bay 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
    255
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    121.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    85
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,044.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,563.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Coos Bay

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,779
National
$55,322
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Coos Bay Reviews

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Beautiful quaint town in the Southern Oregon Coast. There is not much to do in this town, in terms of shopping, dining or nightlife. However, there are a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, crabbing, clamming, and so much more! In my opinion, this place is a beautiful hidden gem.

The community is very friendly, however not diverse. On the other hand, the only real con in this place is the real estate market, which is a hit or miss in this area. The rental market is close to non-existent. It is extremely difficult finding a rental property.
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Coos Bay is a beautiful area to live. Beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, waterfalls. Great restaurants, shopping. Very low key, outdoor activities are everywhere. Friendly people. Super dog friendly. The city housing is picking up. NEW WATERFRONT, condos restaurants and new housing. Tons of community activities and festivals. Wednesday market outdoors. The famous Oregon dunes are stunning. Close to Charleston, Bandon and beautiful Florence. Coos Bay is finally becoming a place to enjoy for it’s beautiful beaches. Great food, beaches, fresh air what else do you need. Just stunning!
The climate here is the main draw, usually cool summers and mild but wet winters. The mild climate is what draws homeless here, it's surviveable outside year round, I don't blame them for being drawn to a mild climate! Rents are high, to buy is now ridiculously expensive. You get very little for your money. Food and gas prices are painfully high. Nothing in the way of shopping, or things to do. I've been here 5 years,and been miserable. People are unfriendly and insular for the main part. The town itself is industrial and ugly, though there are beautiful spots very close by if you enjoy hiking.