A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$508,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,371
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Lake Oswego 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    160
    500
  • Theft
    952
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,979
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Lake Oswego Reviews

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Gorgeous area with friendly community. Love, love, love living here! There are lots of great parks and family-friendly events, as well as decent restaurants in the immediate area. The rec center has fabulous classes for kids and adults alike, and there is always something going on. The library is also great and hosts a wonderful story time each week.
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Overall, LO is a lovely place to live. Our schools are great for the area as well as the state of Oregon as a whole. It continually is growing and changing, bringing in local buisnesses and keeping them afloat. The lake in the summer time is also beautiful. It is a 20 min drive from Portland on a good day so you still get the perks of the big city but live in a more affordable suburb. However, they don't call us "lake no negro" for no reason. We lack diversity SO much. We have a few hispanic and lations represented, as well as asian families and students, but we are seriously lacking in people of color. I went to college on the east coast and I loved how much diversity ther was in the population. It opens your eyes and your heart to new people and cultures.
Lake Oswego is clean, mostly friendly, and offers a lot in terms of local businesses and small food spots. However, if you are looking for diversity it hardly exists here. And, if you want to own property the fees are incredibly high.