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Eugene, Oregon is a moderately-sized city with a population of 161,649 residents. With a population density of 3,661 people per square mile, Eugene is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Eugene residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 72% of the people in Eugene (over the age of 15) are married and 63% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good 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, cost of living, weather and more.

Eugene has a livability score of 68/100 and is ranked #133 in Oregon and #13,402 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Eugene ranks very well for amenities (A+). On a less positive 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Eugene. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Eugene are 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. Real estate appreciation rates in Eugene are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Eugene homes comes in at 8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.

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Compare Eugene, OR Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Eugene, OR

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Eugene High School, Eugene833.7825
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene785.3636
Crest Drive, Eugene774.25,124
Cal Young, Eugene752.419,815
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Southeast, Eugene745.611,881
Far West, Eugene742.64,552
Whiteaker, Eugene7323,646
Fairmount, Eugene724.74,307

Best Cities Near Eugene, OR

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Philomath, OR7633.84,584
Corvallis, OR7534.655,766
Junction City, OR749.75,735
Bellfountain, OR7322.693
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Brownsville, OR7022.81,615
Yoncalla, OR6934.11,109
Lebanon, OR693316,162
Alpine, OR6920.7131
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Source: The River Road, Eugene, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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