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Lake Oswego is a suburb of Portland with a population of 39,127. Lake Oswego is in Clackamas County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Lake Oswego offers residents a dense 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.

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About Lake Oswego...
Population
39,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$637,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,614
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Lake Oswego Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    25.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    15
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    137.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    952.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

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