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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Forest Grove is a suburb of Portland with a population of 23,554. Forest Grove is in Washington County. Living in Forest Grove offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Forest Grove there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Forest Grove and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Forest Grove...
Population
23,554

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$900
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Forest Grove 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    57
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,478
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Forest Grove

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,503
National
$55,322
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Forest Grove is a nice small town that encompasses Pacific University. You have the convenience of being close to a major metropolitan area (Portland) while at the same time being a bit removed from the hustle and bustle that goes along with living in a city. Lots of fun restaurants and a cute downtown with many local wineries and farmers markets year round!
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Small college town. Great restaurants! Real Estate prices are going up as people from Portland move out west. Still, great commute of Googel, Intel and other tech companies
One thing i like about forest grove is the community and how friendly and welcoming everyone is. Although the forest grove school district can use a lot of improvement on their academics, the staff is very supportive and friendly. Another area that can be improved is the lack of activities and events forest grove has to offer, you'd have to go out to Hillsboro if you're looking to have some fun