B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$890
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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
    176
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    85
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    683
    525
  • Theft
    2,852
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    338
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,101
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Eugene Reviews

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Eugene is a hippy-flavored health, environment and family-minded community with great opportunities for low-income entrepreneurship (especially for crafters, craftsmen, and artists.) It hosts strong farmers' and crafts market (the Saturday Market) year-round. It is home to the University of Oregon with its renowned track and football programs (Nike) and environmental law program. Recreationally, it is situated an hour from both coastal and forest hiking and camping destinations. In the summer we have the Oregon Country Faire-an entirely unique 30+ year old kaleidoscope of a music and crafts fair in the woods. People are friendly, pay is not great, life is kept simple and healthy. Gray skies 9 months out of the year, but the best home base in the summer!
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I like eugene how close the community is. Everyone is friendly and smile! When I first moved to Eugene I was so worried it would be hard to start life, but it was really easy to get a job & be employed, searching for the right apartment was easy. Currently attend Lane Community College and everything at the campus is well organized and barely had any issues, and really easy transportation. If you attend LCC they give you a student bus pass to take anywhere around Eugene/Springfield area. The dog parks are clean and tidy never had issues personally. The food & drink and night life their is always something to do! I would recommend living and moving here.
Eugene is great! I like the diversity in Eugene, both socially and politically. The job market is good. Rent isn't terribly overpriced for a town this size. We have several colleges, including the University of Oregon and Northwest Christian University. We have over 400 restaurants in the area, and have several notable wineries. The climate here is a bit damp, but it stays beautiful and green most of the year. We are just an hour drive from the Oregon Coast (we get a lot of that coastal weather here), and Portland is less 2 hours away.