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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Prineville is a town in Oregon with a population of 9,748. Prineville is in Crook County. Living in Prineville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prineville there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Prineville and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Prineville Rankings

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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
    314.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    88.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    736.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,739.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    166.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Prineville

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,630
National
$55,322
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Prineville Reviews

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I overall enjoy Prineville, Oregon. I went to middle school and graduated high school in 2016. I never realized all the issues in the town until I graduated school. I wish the drugs weren't an issue there, but just like other small towns it is always going to be a thing. Drugs is one of the issues there, kids start very young with just trying things and than leads to addiction. Overall Prineville is a great place but has little rough spots like anywhere else would.
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Prineville is a wonderful town located just close enough to large cities for shopping convenience, yet still have that special small town feel.
It's a small town, but it's peaceful, quiet, and not much crime. I can go out and take walks by myself without fear of anything happening to me. We're nestled in a canyon where we have great views of the surrounding mountains.