Eugene 65 Below average
Eugene Livability #185 ranked city in Oregon#17,715 ranked city in the USARanks better than 39% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Eugene Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Eugene Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Oregon
11515% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Eugene cost of living
F Eugene Crime Total crime is 49% higher than Oregon
Total crime
4,39087% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2387% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
Eugene crime
D Eugene Employment Household income is 16% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$44,85919% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,1679% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%8% higher than the US average
Eugene employment
D- Eugene Housing Home value is equal to Oregon
Median home value
$246,40033% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9213% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%23% lower than the US average
Eugene real estate or Eugene rentals
C- Eugene Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Oregon
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Eugene K-12 schools
C- Eugene User Ratings There are a total of 38 ratings in Eugene
Overall user rating
61% 38 total ratings
User reviews rating
48% 9 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 29 total surveys
all Eugene poll results

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      Living in Eugene, OR

      Located in the state of Oregon, Eugene is a medium-sized city with a population of 161,649 people. Eugene has a population density of 3,661 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Eugene is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 63% with kids under the age of 18, Eugene could be considered a very suitable city for families.

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

      Eugene, OR receives 68/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #133 in Oregon and #13,402 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Eugene has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). On a more negative note, Eugene does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (D-), cost of living (F), employment (D) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Eugene, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: King Estate Winery, Studio West Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, and Studio West Glassblowing Studio and Gallery.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Eugene is actually affordable. The median home price for Eugene homes is $246,400, which is 0.3% lower than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Eugene, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 19.6% 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 Eugene area were 8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.

      Eugene transportation information

      Average one way commute18min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work64.9%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.5%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle7.4%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk7.4%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home5.8%6.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Eugene, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).