Forest Grove 74 Excellent
Forest Grove Livability #58 ranked city in Oregon#8,811 ranked city in the USARanks better than 69% of areas
A+ Forest Grove Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Forest Grove Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Oregon
Forest Grove
11515% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Forest Grove cost of living
B+ Forest Grove Crime Total crime is 31% lower than Oregon
Total crime
2,06717% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4917% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Forest Grove crime
D Forest Grove Employment Household income is 6% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$49,85710% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,62824% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Forest Grove employment
D+ Forest Grove Housing Home value is 6% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$232,40026% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$84211% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Forest Grove real estate or Forest Grove rentals
F Forest Grove Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Oregon
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Forest Grove K-12 schools
A+ Forest Grove User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Forest Grove
Overall user rating
86% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
95% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Forest Grove, OR

      Forest Grove, Oregon is a mid-sized city with a population of 23,214 people. With a population density of 3,966 people per square mile, Forest Grove is well above the nation's average density level. At 84%, the majority of the Forest Grove population is White; this is followed by 4% Asian and 1% American Indian and Alaskan. Forest Grove could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 33 years old is below the nation’s average. 75% of the people in Forest Grove (over the age of 15) are married and 50% 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.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Forest Grove is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Oregon, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Forest Grove and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Oregon and national averages.

      The livability score in Forest Grove is 69 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 61st percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Forest Grove ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B+). Forest Grove does not do well for the following: cost of living (D-), education (F) and employment (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Forest Grove, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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 Forest Grove is actually affordable. The median home price for Forest Grove homes is $232,400, which is 6% lower than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Forest Grove, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 2.2% higher than the Oregon average.

      Forest Grove transportation information

      StatisticForest GroveOregonNational
      Average one way commute26min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.6%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.1%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.1%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.0%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home7.5%6.4%4.6%

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