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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
About Eugene...
Population
161,649

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Eugene Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    221
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    644
    500
  • Theft
    2,803
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    384
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,859
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Eugene Reviews

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After living in Eugene for only a week, I have become enamored with this town! Full of life and culture, I see and experience new things everyday! Additionally, Eugene is an outdoorsy town. There are so many parks, trails, and outdoor spaces for it's occupants to enjoy. As for the people, there is a common attitude of kindness and openness. There is a relaxed vibe, and those who I've seen seem quite happy. I am looking forward to spending the next 4 years here.
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Pretty impressive list of entertainers that come here, big name concerts to garage bands, plus indie films and art exhibits. The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are well protected and provide stunning views and lots of recreation. Impressive vineyards and breweries, lots of farm to table dining. One hour to the coast or mountains, not much further to the desert. Northwest paradise!
Eugene is an awesome mid sized city. It's a great place if you're a foodie as there is a nice variety of ethnic foods, many family owned restaurants, and healthy vegan or gf options. Being an eco conscious (obsessed) city means the food is local, sustainable and organic when possible. There's an excellent array of markets as well, no plastic bags. Bring your own! Public transportation is top notch and will get you anywhere.