The 10 Richest Cities In Oregon For 2022


We analyzed 76 places in Oregon to determine where the 1% live.

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Don’t let Oregon’s carefree, hippie vibe confuse you, the state has many places that are only for The Beaver State’s rich and famous.

Folks, Oregon’s wealthy did not get this way by sitting on their back sides. And since HomeSnacks thinks that people who work hard deserve to play hard and live it up in some of the wealthiest places a state has to offer, we created a list of the top ten richest places in Oregon for 2022. You know, a list of the places that cater to the one percent.

How did we determine the richest places in this Pacific Northwest paradise? We looked at the latest Census data from the American Community Survey for 78 Oregon cities with 5,000 residents. We then looked at a places median income, unemployment rate, and poverty rate and assigned each a score.

When you choose to live in one of Oregon’s richest places, you are choosing to live where it’s going to be a little more expensive. The upside, however, these places have strong economies, posh neighborhoods and homes, blue ribbon schools, and five star amenities. There’s a reason many of Oregon’s richest places are also the the state’s best. And those amenities we mentioned — well, when all of that cash starts to burn a hole in your pocket, there are coastal five star resorts like Gurney’s in Newport and great ski vacations to Mt. Bachelor in Bend ready to lighten your load.

So want to know where Oregon’s ‘other half’ lives? Keep reading.

Here are the 10 richest places in Oregon for 2022:

  1. Happy Valley
  2. Sherwood
  3. Scappoose
  4. Lake Oswego
  5. Creswell
  6. Sandy
  7. Troutdale
  8. Tigard
  9. Philomath
  10. Warrenton

Did we mention that crime is virtually nonexistent in Oregon’s richest places? That’s right, many of Oregon’s richest are also the state’s safest. And, folks, Oregon’s number one richest does not disappoint in the safety area either.

But, what is Oregon’s number one richest place for 2022? According to the data, that would be, Happy Valley.

Want to know where the rest of Oregon’s ‘Richie Rich’ live, take a look below. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, the rest are just a click away.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Oregon:

The 10 Richest Cities In Oregon For 2022

1. Happy Valley

Happy Valley, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 22,049
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $124,381
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Happy Valley: Real Estate | Photos

2. Sherwood

Sherwood, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,745
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $107,537
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Sherwood: Real Estate | Photos

3. Scappoose

Scappoose, OR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,436
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $79,375
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on Scappoose: Real Estate | Photos

4. Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego, OR

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 39,476
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $114,444
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Lake Oswego: Real Estate | Photos

5. Creswell

Creswell, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,445
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Median Income: $72,305
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Creswell: Real Estate | Photos

6. Sandy

Sandy, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,319
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 9)
Median Income: $81,262
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 8.4%
More on Sandy: Real Estate | Photos

7. Troutdale

Troutdale, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,433
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 9)
Median Income: $81,881
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
More on Troutdale: Real Estate | Photos

8. Tigard

Tigard, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 54,149
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $86,757
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Tigard: Real Estate | Photos

9. Philomath

Philomath, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,143
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $77,938
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 8.4%
More on Philomath: Real Estate | Photos

10. Warrenton

Warrenton, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,635
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 11)
Median Income: $61,991
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Warrenton: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Oregon For 2022

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Oregon
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2016-2020 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 78 places with more than 5,000 people in Oregon, we ranked each place from 1 to 78 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Happy Valley, crowned the “Richest City In Oregon For 2022”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 78 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Oregon For 2022

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Oregon, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Oregon.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Oregon, according to data:

Poorest: Ontario
2nd Poorest: Madras
3rd Poorest: Klamath Falls

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oregon

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Happy Valley 2.0 $124,381
2 Sherwood 4.67 $107,537
3 Scappoose 5.67 $79,375
4 Lake Oswego 9.67 $114,444
5 Creswell 10.33 $72,305
6 Sandy 10.67 $81,262
7 Troutdale 11.0 $81,881
8 Tigard 12.0 $86,757
9 Philomath 12.33 $77,938
10 Warrenton 14.67 $61,991
11 Oregon City 15.0 $81,039
12 Canby 15.0 $74,825
13 West Linn 15.67 $119,415
14 Newberg 16.67 $75,225
15 Cornelius 18.67 $72,788
16 Hood River 19.33 $65,567
17 Eagle Point 19.33 $76,711
18 Beaverton 20.67 $77,745
19 Hillsboro 22.0 $85,586
20 Tualatin 22.67 $92,454
21 Wilsonville 25.33 $72,541
22 Milwaukie 26.67 $70,037
23 Bend 28.33 $67,973
24 Veneta 29.0 $49,240
25 Keizer 29.0 $64,671
26 Fairview 29.33 $61,377
27 Forest Grove 29.67 $69,513
28 Silverton 32.33 $68,350
29 Junction City 33.67 $59,411
30 Central Point 33.67 $73,015
31 Stayton 35.0 $64,631
32 Portland 35.33 $73,159
33 Seaside 36.67 $41,625
34 Molalla 37.0 $68,590
35 Sutherlin 37.67 $46,293
36 Woodburn 37.67 $52,251
37 Brookings 38.33 $66,714
38 Gladstone 40.0 $69,266
39 Redmond 40.67 $64,852
40 Independence 41.0 $54,617
41 Mcminnville 42.0 $53,628
42 Sheridan 42.0 $53,929
43 Tillamook 43.0 $45,737
44 Winston 43.33 $45,114
45 Albany 43.67 $62,172
46 Astoria 44.67 $52,817
47 St. Helens 45.67 $57,234
48 Roseburg 46.67 $47,920
49 The Dalles 46.67 $53,457
50 Florence 48.33 $48,944
51 Medford 48.67 $52,243
52 Ashland 48.67 $58,364
53 Salem 49.33 $58,726
54 Dallas 49.33 $58,398
55 Lincoln City 49.33 $46,080
56 Gresham 49.67 $58,250
57 Monmouth 51.33 $47,585
58 North Bend 52.67 $59,577
59 Hermiston 55.0 $58,341
60 Pendleton 57.0 $54,834
61 Baker City 58.0 $46,607
62 Grants Pass 58.0 $46,580
63 Newport 58.33 $49,792
64 Umatilla 58.67 $48,677
65 Corvallis 60.33 $55,390
66 Milton-Freewater 61.33 $39,028
67 Coos Bay 61.67 $49,478
68 Eugene 62.67 $52,689
69 Springfield 63.33 $49,938
70 Cottage Grove 63.33 $50,765
71 Talent 64.67 $36,051
72 Sweet Home 67.67 $45,424
73 Prineville 67.67 $42,298
74 La Grande 68.67 $45,573
75 Lebanon 70.33 $45,215
76 Klamath Falls 73.67 $40,783
77 Madras 75.33 $39,107
78 Ontario 76.0 $35,917

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Oregon.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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