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Lake Oswego is a suburb of Portland with a population of 38,065. Lake Oswego is in Clackamas County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Lake Oswego offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Oswego there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Lake Oswego and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Oswego are highly rated.
About Lake Oswego...
Population
38,065

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%
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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
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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 is such a fun place to be! There are great places to walk around, have a picnic, and even some nice clothing shops! There is also great food there, with Bamboo Sushi about to open there too, and a Salt and Straw that EVERYONE wants to go get every day. Everyone there is very kind and friendly, and it's always a great place to hang out.
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Lake Oswego has an outstanding school system. Students that go through the Lake Oswego school system seem to be far ahead of other students from different public school districts. The passion and dedication from the teachers and staff members motivate students to be as successful as they can be. I feel that I myself received a large advantage in life by attending the Lake Oswego school system for elementary, middle school, and high school. I highly recommend moving to Lake Oswego to give your children an advanced public school education.
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.