A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  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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I have lived here all my life an I am in love with the Pacific Northwest.

Lake Oswego is perfect because it's not too small but it has the hometown feel but not too big.

It is only 10 minutes from Urban Portland Area, an hour away from the coast and two hours away from the dessert.

It is in primo spot, the houses are nice, the schools are the best in the state and the people are kind.
Lake Oswego is a nice area, safe and good for children. However, it is not necessarily the most "hopping" or greatest for young singles.