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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Oregon City is a suburb of Portland with a population of 35,483. Oregon City is in Clackamas County. Living in Oregon City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oregon City there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oregon City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oregon City are above average.
About Oregon City...
Population
35,483

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    235.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,622.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Oregon City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,813
National
$55,322
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I've lived my whole life in Oregon City. It's a pretty quiet city with a lot of rural areas. Downtown Oregon City is underrated, however. It's a gem that not many outside of Oregon City know about! It's becoming a very trendy environment with lots of innovative restaurants.
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Love the small town preserved historical feeling of downtown Oregon city. Love the high school; so very many clubs and activities. Inclusion is inherently evident.One down side to Oregon city is that small town thinking and ideals are still unfortunately a problem and are constantly needing reinforcement in some. With that being said, safety is clearly a priority and resources/officers are always available. Overall Oregon city is a great place!
Oregon City is a unique town with a hearty appetite for diversity and rich culture. The end of the Oregon Trail, located in Oregon City, offers a little piece of United States history. Without a doubt this small town is family friendly, safe, and never fails to make its guests feel right at home. Plenty of cafes, brew pubs, and eateries will satisfy the tastes of even the pickiest eaters. Oregon City welcomes you on your next and hopefully soonest adventure!