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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for three of the best places to retire in Oregon.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Oregon Cities
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City Type
City Type Mountains, Wine Country West Coast Mountains, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 81,636 16,292 91,122 78,040
Population (1990) 46,951 15,076 20,469 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 26 11 33 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,140 1,481 2,761 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $281,210 $202,629 $390,052 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 94.5% 78.5% 121.4% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 5.4% 6.1% 1.8% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 4.3% 3.7% 5.1% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $399,000 $303,000 $303,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 57% 54% 104% 101%
Big City Portland Eugene Eugene na
Monthly Rent $1,308 $1,137 $1,385 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 14.4 12.0 18.9 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 91% 79% 104% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 251 253 316 72%
Moderate Days 98 83 32 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 7 8 1 3%
Unhealthy Days 2 2 2 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 1 0 1 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 31% 36% 31% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 70% 65% 70% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 37 81 33 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 273 miles 219 miles 162 miles 72 miles
City Portland Portland Portland na
Recreation
National Parks 4 1 2 7
National Campgrounds 34 31 52 26
State Parks 8 19 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 1 2 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 339 12 1,014 346
2015 243 7 899 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 40% 71% 13% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 38 42 37 37
White 86.0% 87.1% 91.3% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.9% 0.6% 0.5% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2% 2.6% 0.8% 0.8%
Asian 1.5% 1.4% 1.2% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.5% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 6.0% 2.8% 3.4% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.9% 5.2% 2.6% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 13.8% 7.6% 8.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,915 $47,998 $64,128 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 92% 88% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 8% 12% 17%
Home Ownership 52% 55% 58% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.80 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 107 days 107 days 107 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Dry Temperate & Humid Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 31 F 39 F 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 88 F 67 F 81 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 21 in 64 in 12 in 35 in
Elevation 1,457 ft 6 ft 3,660 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 5% 10% 4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood High Very High Moderate Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano High Ash Fall No Risk High Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 45 29 21 40
Property Crimes 566 494 383 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,894 4,490 7,042 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 426 12 147 1,253
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