Beaverton 80 Exceptional
Beaverton Livability #20 ranked city in Oregon#3,528 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Beaverton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Beaverton Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Oregon
12626% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Beaverton cost of living
B Beaverton Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Oregon
Total crime
2,25912% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4512% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
16%Year over year crime is up
Beaverton crime
C- Beaverton Employment Household income is 12% higher than Oregon
Median household income
$59,6208% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,9217% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%18% higher than the US average
Beaverton employment
B- Beaverton Housing Home value is 23% higher than Oregon
Median home value
$303,50064% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09415% higher than the US average
Home ownership
48%25% lower than the US average
Beaverton real estate or Beaverton rentals
B+ Beaverton Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Oregon
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:130% higher than the US average
Beaverton K-12 schools
A+ Beaverton User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Beaverton
Overall user rating
85% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 10 total surveys
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      Living in Beaverton, OR

      Beaverton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. The city has a population of 94,865 residents. With a population density of 4,848 people per square mile, Beaverton is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 75% of Beaverton residents are White, 11% Asian and 2% Black. Beaverton is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Beaverton, Oregon. To help you find the best places to live in and around Beaverton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.

      The livability score in Beaverton is 78 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 89th percentile of all cities across America. Based on this score, Beaverton would be considered a very livable city! If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Beaverton ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (B+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Beaverton. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Beaverton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 174 crimes per 100,000 residents, Beaverton has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Beaverton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Beaverton come in at $303,500, which is 22.8% higher than the Oregon average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Beaverton, the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 10.9% higher than the Oregon average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Beaverton area were 5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.6%.

      Beaverton transportation information

      Average one way commute25min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.3%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.0%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.4%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%6.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)29711

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      Source: The Beaverton, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).