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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Damascus is a suburb of Portland with a population of 10,909. Damascus is in Clackamas County. Living in Damascus offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Damascus there are a lot of parks. Residents of Damascus tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Damascus are above average.
About Damascus...
Population
10,909

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,368
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Damascus 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Damascus

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,750
National
$55,322
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I think it's boring and there is nothing to do for a college kid. Families are fine and the roads are falling to bits, but you rarely see anyone between the ages of 15 and 30 unless they are here to watch someone's kids. It is a bit ironic since the public schools here are so bad that no one in their right mind actually sends their kids to the local schools. Ha!

All these families moved out here to get away from the bad schools and the crowded cities and then they moved built a bunch of houses out here and crowded up the road, schools and the area. Strikes me as kind of ironic.
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Damascus Oregon is a wonderful town. There is plenty of farms, and beautiful homes. It's 15 minutes from anywhere you'd need to go. But, there is horrible traffic in town.
At the beginning the town was very quite with very little traffic, it was filled with small shops and nothing more than a Dairy Queen. However, the population has grown and the once quite town is now a cut through for many people on their way to work.