Gresham 65 Below average
Gresham Livability #189 ranked city in Oregon#17,917 ranked city in the USARanks better than 38% of areas
A+ Gresham Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Gresham Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Oregon
11313% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gresham cost of living
F Gresham Crime Total crime is 11% higher than Oregon
Total crime
3,26939% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3139% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Gresham crime
D- Gresham Employment Household income is 6% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$49,86610% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,97623% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Gresham employment
C- Gresham Housing Home value is 9% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$224,00021% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9581% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Gresham real estate or Gresham rentals
F Gresham Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Oregon
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Gresham K-12 schools
C Gresham User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Gresham
Overall user rating
64% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Gresham, OR

      Gresham is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Oregon. The city has a population of 110,042 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,720 people per square mile, Gresham is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (78% White). Given that fact, Gresham could be considered less diverse than other cities.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Gresham could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Oregon if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Gresham and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Gresham has received a livability score of 67 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 50th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Gresham has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+). Unfortunately for Gresham, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (D-), education (F) and employment (D-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Gresham 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Gresham Golf Course, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium, and Gresham Pioneer Museum.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Gresham. 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 Gresham are affordable. Median real estate prices in Gresham come in at $224,000, which is 9.4% lower than the Oregon average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Gresham, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 2.2% lower than the Oregon average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Gresham were 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.2%.

      Gresham transportation information

      Average one way commute29min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.8%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.9%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.9%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.4%6.4%4.6%

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