The 10 Richest Cities In Oregon For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Oregon.

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 2021. 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 76 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 2021:

  1. Sherwood
  2. Happy Valley
  3. Scappoose
  4. Lake Oswego
  5. Cornelius
  6. Eagle Point
  7. West Linn
  8. Tigard
  9. Tualatin
  10. Canby

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 2021? According to the data, that would be, Sherwood.

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 2021

1. Sherwood

Sherwood, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,625
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $103,512
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Sherwood: Real Estate | Photos

2. Happy Valley

Happy Valley, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,971
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $125,676
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Happy Valley: Real Estate | Photos

3. Scappoose

Scappoose, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,270
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 8)
Median Income: $80,171
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 8.8%
More on Scappoose: Real Estate | Photos

4. Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego, OR

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 39,127
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $108,927
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Lake Oswego: Real Estate | Photos

5. Cornelius

Cornelius, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,638
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 14)
Median Income: $67,207
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Cornelius: Real Estate | Photos

6. Eagle Point

Eagle Point, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,154
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $78,235
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 9.8%
More on Eagle Point: Real Estate | Photos

7. West Linn

West Linn, OR

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,656
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Income: $111,042
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on West Linn: Real Estate | Photos

8. Tigard

Tigard, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 53,312
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Income: $79,809
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.9%
More on Tigard: Real Estate | Photos

9. Tualatin

Tualatin, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 27,527
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $85,772
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.2%
More on Tualatin: Real Estate | Photos

10. Canby

Canby, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,695
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $73,038
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
More on Canby: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Oregon For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 76 places with more than 5,000 people in Oregon, we ranked each place from 1 to 76 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, Sherwood, crowned the "Richest City In Oregon For 2021". 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 76 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Oregon For 2021

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: Madras
2nd Poorest: Prineville
3rd Poorest: Ontario

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oregon

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Sherwood 2.0 $103,512
2 Happy Valley 2.0 $125,676
3 Scappoose 7.67 $80,171
4 Lake Oswego 7.67 $108,927
5 Cornelius 10.33 $67,207
6 Eagle Point 11.33 $78,235
7 West Linn 12.0 $111,042
8 Tigard 12.33 $79,809
9 Tualatin 12.67 $85,772
10 Canby 13.67 $73,038
11 Hood River 14.33 $60,542
12 Creswell 15.67 $61,149
13 Wilsonville 16.33 $72,312
14 Hillsboro 16.67 $82,275
15 Sandy 17.33 $73,443
16 Troutdale 18.33 $76,598
17 Oregon City 19.67 $76,149
18 Fairview 21.67 $68,259
19 Bend 24.0 $65,662
20 Beaverton 24.33 $71,806
21 Warrenton 25.0 $58,191
22 Milwaukie 26.33 $61,902
23 Forest Grove 27.0 $64,172
24 Stayton 27.0 $63,995
25 Keizer 28.33 $64,638
26 Portland 28.33 $71,005
27 Newberg 30.0 $64,202
28 Mcminnville 31.0 $54,254
29 Silverton 31.33 $64,296
30 Junction City 31.67 $55,000
31 Molalla 32.33 $65,064
32 Independence 32.33 $53,599
33 The Dalles 33.33 $50,678
34 Redmond 33.67 $65,088
35 Astoria 36.0 $48,813
36 Gladstone 36.67 $64,045
37 Brookings 37.0 $62,384
38 Central Point 37.67 $57,432
39 Albany 39.33 $60,624
40 Woodburn 39.33 $50,093
41 Sutherlin 40.33 $46,290
42 Tillamook 42.0 $41,109
43 Salem 42.0 $55,920
44 Sheridan 42.67 $51,960
45 Ashland 43.0 $56,315
46 Seaside 43.0 $46,505
47 Dallas 43.33 $56,429
48 North Bend 46.33 $54,243
49 Gresham 48.0 $54,084
50 Newport 50.0 $49,039
51 St. Helens 50.0 $51,199
52 Roseburg 50.33 $44,970
53 Winston 50.67 $41,593
54 Medford 50.67 $50,116
55 Lincoln City 51.67 $39,344
56 Milton-Freewater 53.33 $47,355
57 Corvallis 55.0 $52,942
58 Grants Pass 57.0 $44,185
59 Pendleton 57.0 $51,315
60 Lebanon 57.0 $45,642
61 Hermiston 57.33 $54,123
62 Baker City 57.67 $44,537
63 Eugene 57.67 $50,962
64 Florence 58.0 $42,356
65 Coos Bay 58.67 $48,919
66 Monmouth 60.67 $39,704
67 Springfield 61.33 $47,695
68 Cottage Grove 62.0 $47,752
69 La Grande 63.67 $42,375
70 Umatilla 66.0 $41,995
71 Talent 66.67 $40,385
72 Sweet Home 67.33 $43,589
73 Klamath Falls 71.33 $41,444
74 Ontario 73.0 $36,922
75 Prineville 73.33 $35,871
76 Madras 74.33 $34,858

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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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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