West Linn 86 Exceptional
West Linn Livability #2 ranked city in Oregon#921 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ West Linn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F West Linn Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Oregon
West Linn
13939% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Linn cost of living
A+ West Linn Crime Total crime is 70% lower than Oregon
Total crime
95863% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10563% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-32%Year over year crime is down
West Linn crime
B West Linn Employment Household income is 69% higher than Oregon
Median household income
$89,80662% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,06354% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
West Linn employment
D+ West Linn Housing Home value is 61% higher than Oregon
Median home value
$397,500115% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,31539% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
West Linn real estate or West Linn rentals
A+ West Linn Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Oregon
High school grad. rates
96%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
75%52% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:135% higher than the US average
West Linn K-12 schools
A+ West Linn User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in West Linn
Overall user rating
89% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
94% 4 total surveys
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      Living in West Linn, OR

      West Linn, Oregon is a moderately-sized city with a population of 26,242 residents. In West Linn, there are 3,556 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (89% White). Given that fact, West Linn could be considered less diverse than other cities. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 83% of the population considered married and 58% with kids under the age of 18, West Linn could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in West Linn is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling 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. Finding the best places to live in West Linn and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, education, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 81 out of 100, West Linn is ranked #1,504 in the United States and #5 in Oregon. Compared to the US average, West Linn ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! West Linn also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that West Linn has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B). On a more negative note, West Linn 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.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., West Linn 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 notable things to do include: Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery, Cayuse Cycles, and Fiala Farms.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in West Linn have a test score average of 75%, which is well above the US average.

      West Linn real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in West Linn. The median home price for West Linn homes is $397,500, which is 60.8% higher than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Linn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 4.3% lower than the Oregon average. Real estate appreciation rates in West Linn 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 West Linn homes comes in at 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.8%.

      West Linn transportation information

      StatisticWest LinnOregonNational
      Average one way commute27min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.7%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.8%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home9.3%6.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)29711

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