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A+ Klamath Falls Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Klamath Falls Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Oregon
Klamath Falls
973% less expensive than the US average
11414% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Klamath Falls cost of living
F Klamath Falls Crime Total crime is 9% higher than Oregon
Total crime
3,57030% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2930% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Klamath Falls crime
F Klamath Falls Employment Household income is 31% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$36,97733% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,52128% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%85% higher than the US average
Klamath Falls employment
D Klamath Falls Housing Home value is 44% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$139,30025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$71924% lower than the US average
Home ownership
44%30% lower than the US average
Klamath Falls real estate or Klamath Falls rentals
F Klamath Falls Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Oregon
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Klamath Falls K-12 schools or Klamath Falls colleges

Living in Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Falls is a mid-sized city located in the state of Oregon. The city has a population of 21,322 residents. According to the most recent Census, 86% of Klamath Falls residents are White, 3% American Indian and Alaskan and 1% Black. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Klamath Falls is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 14 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Klamath Falls can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Oregon, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Klamath Falls and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 65 out of 100, Klamath Falls is ranked #17,236 in the United States and #191 in Oregon. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Klamath Falls has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+). Unfortunately for Klamath Falls, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: weather (D), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Klamath Falls 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: Klamath Falls Skatepark, Klamath County Museum, and Roe Outfitters.

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 Klamath Falls is actually affordable. The median home price for Klamath Falls homes is $139,300, which is 43.6% lower than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Klamath Falls, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 17.4% 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 Klamath Falls were 6.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.6%.

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I live here currently and have for about a year. There's a lot of cons but a lot of good things too. The nearest mall is an hour and a half away. Not too much shopping or things to do at all. Very hard to find work. However it's affordable. Rents not too high, no sales tax is great all my necessities are cheap. The people are friendly, you know your neighbors and such. I was in the hospital and my coworkers came to visit me and helped me out a lot. Great community. Some people think the crime is bad, but coming up here from california I disagree. You can walk around town at night and not get robbed.
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Klamath Falls, OR: Perhaps More of a Vacation Place Than a Moving Option

Klamath Falls is a perfect place to live for a nature lover and adventurer like me. It's sunny, we have the beautiful Klamath Lake, and there are beautiful parks. Moore Park is full of trails which have been nicely landscaped and designated for different levels of athletic ability. I am one of many here who enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and canoeing. The weather is perfect most of the time here, too.

Mountain Lakes Wilderness Area is popular among people who like to go fishing. The lakes are clean and gorgeous. You can gaze at the mountains that are clearly reflected in them.

Not too far outside Klamath Falls are the famous Crater Lake National Park and
Lava Beds National Monument.

I grew up in a family that earned a good living with businesses related to tourism. However, the average person would probably have a hard time finding work here. There are often high unemployment rates. Many of the jobs that are available are for seasonal workers and other laborers.
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Source: The Klamath Falls, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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