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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
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Eugene is a city in Oregon with a population of 163,135. Eugene is in Lane County. Living in Eugene offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Eugene there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Eugene and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Eugene are above average.
About Eugene...
Population
163,135

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    219.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    60
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    670.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,734.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    323.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    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%

Working in Eugene

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,489
National
$55,322
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Eugene Reviews

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Overall, I love Eugene. I grew up here and have moved back as an adult. This city has everything! Eugene has wonderful shopping centers, tons of amazing restaurants and breweries, lots of entertainment including performances at the Hult Center, good schools such as the University of Oregon and Lane Community College, and great ways to network your business through the local chamber offices. The only thing I wish I could change about Eugene is how crowded it feels at times. There is a large population and sometimes its super busy, which can clog the roads occasionally. The great things Eugene offers completely outweigh the rest!
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Amazing diverse location! Between beaches and mountains, surrounded by forests and waterfalls. Even the desert isn’t too far of a drive. The Eugene airport is a breeze, non stop flights to all major western cities and it’s super quick to Seattle or San Fran where a lot of business people are headed. The fresh air and friendly people make it a great place to live.
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.