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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Stayton is a town in Oregon with a population of 8,025. Stayton is in Marion County. Living in Stayton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Stayton and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Stayton...
Population
8,025

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Stayton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    312.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,236.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    288.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Stayton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,269
National
$55,322

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Stayton Reviews

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I have lived in Stayton Oregon all of my life and absolutely love it! Stayton is a small town ,south of Portland, with a semi rural vibe. Living in Stayton I definitely got to know my neighbors, which can be very helpful and inviting. Since Stayton is small it is also not hard to find a way around town.I have enjoyed living in Stayton during my life and my favorite part is the smaller local businesses because we know what our money is going towards and it can create a feeling of content.
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Stayton is actually a fairly nice place in comparison to some other towns that are similar in size. It’s in a really convenient spot easily accessible to Salem, Portland, Eastern Oregon etc. People are friendly and quick to say hi and I often see people I know at stores and other places. However, there is a rising drug issue and a lot of property crime. Parts of town are more run down than others, with downtown being run down. Along with there not having much to do except outdoorsy kinds of things. A revitalized downtown and more sit down places and even fast food places would go a long way. There’s so much potential in this little town.
Stayton is actually a pretty good town, it's right in between many cool places. Like an hour from Portland, an hour from the mountains, an hour from Eugene, 15 mins from Salem, and even an hour from the coast. Even though the nightlife may be lacking you can just drive into Salem and do whatever there. Overall I believe Stayton to be a great town to live in