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The City of Eugene is the 2nd largest city in Oregon with a population of 175,548 as of July 1, 2021. Eugene ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eugene is located at latitude 44.0521 and longitude -123.0868 in Lane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eugene encompass a land area of 43.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 430 feet.

The City of Eugene has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Eugene is located within Eugene-Springfield Division of Lane County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eugene: Eugine City.

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Eugene, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 175,548 (100%)
Population in Households 168,181 (95.8%)
Population in Families 106,915 (60.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,367 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 3,977
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $55,271
Average Household Income $77,621
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $33,149
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 77,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,892 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,681 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,708 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $337,002
Average Home Value $414,311
Housing Affordability Index3 89


Total Households 74,574
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 37,201
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.01% 0.99%
Households 1.01% 1.01%
Families 0.78% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   1.09%

Eugene, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eugene to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 46 88th
Median Household Income # 212 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 93 25th
Per Capita Income # 130 66th
Diversity Index # 105 72nd

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