Milwaukie 79 Exceptional
Milwaukie Livability #22 ranked city in Oregon#4,200 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas
A+ Milwaukie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Milwaukie Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Oregon
11818% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Milwaukie cost of living
A- Milwaukie Crime Total crime is 48% lower than Oregon
Total crime
1,65336% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6136% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Milwaukie crime
D+ Milwaukie Employment Household income is 5% higher than Oregon
Median household income
$55,8801% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,5004% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Milwaukie employment
C Milwaukie Housing Home value is 1% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$245,00033% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9722% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Milwaukie real estate or Milwaukie rentals
C- Milwaukie Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Oregon
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Milwaukie K-12 schools
A+ Milwaukie User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Milwaukie
Overall user rating
86% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Milwaukie, OR

      Milwaukie is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Oregon. The city has a population of 20,643 residents. Milwaukie has a population density of 4,280 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 89% of Milwaukie residents are White, 3% Asian and 2% Black.

      Living in Milwaukie can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Oregon, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Milwaukie, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

      The livability score in Milwaukie is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 83rd percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the national average, Milwaukie ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Milwaukie has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (A-). On a less positive note, Milwaukie does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F). 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 Milwaukie, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bob's Red Mill Tour, North Clackamas Aquatic Park, and Milwaukie Farmers Market.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Milwaukie has a violent crime rate of 152 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Milwaukie. 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 Milwaukie are affordable. Median real estate prices in Milwaukie come in at $245,000, which is 0.9% lower than the Oregon average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Milwaukie, the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 4.3% lower than the Oregon average. Real estate appreciation rates in Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie homes comes in at 2.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 12.9%.

      Milwaukie transportation information

      Average one way commute25min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.8%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.6%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.0%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home5.5%6.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.

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      Source: The Milwaukie, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).