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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
La Grande is a town in Oregon with a population of 12,999. La Grande is in Union County. Living in La Grande offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in La Grande and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$718
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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La Grande Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    333.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,531.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in La Grande

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,750
National
$55,322

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La Grande Reviews

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La Grande is a great place for those who love small town comfort! It is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery that provides great outdoor adventure opportunity. Downtown sports a collection of quaint Georgia style shops and the folks are generally friendly. However, most people go out of town for retail shopping as there's not much aside from Walmart. But overall, La Grande is a nice place if you're looking for a quiet place to retire or to pick up farming!
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I absolutely love La Grande Oregon. We are a small community of family farms and ranches. It's small enough that you feel safe, but yet big enough that you don't feel like you are going to blow away in the dust for miles upon miles before you hit civilization! You can look around and find good in the world! It's a great community to raise your kids. Everybody knows everybody and are willing to help each other out. We have lots of local farms that have amazing products and produce. Overall its an amazing little town with a lot of soul and heart. I absolutely love my sweet little town that I get to call home!
I have lived in La Grande since I was 4. There is no greater sense of community than living here. Everyone is friendly and willing to lend a hand to those in need. The valley and surrounding mountains are gorgeous. We enjoy spending our summers camping, hiking, mushroom picking, and fishing. A change I would love to see is more places for children and teenagers to hang out. We are in the process of building a bowling alley, and have a skate park, but other than that there is not a lot for kids to do that does not involve money or transportation.