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Lake Oswego, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Oswego had a population of 39,335 as of July 1, 2019. Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego is located at latitude 45.4207 and longitude -122.6706 in Clackamas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Oswego encompass a land area of 10.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Clackamas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 180 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Lake Oswego are located in Clackamas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Multnomah County, and Washington County.

The City of Lake Oswego (GNIS ID: 2411606) 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 Lake Oswego is located within Northwest Clackamas Division of Clackamas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Oswego: Oswego.

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Lake Oswego, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lake Oswego, OR Housing Affordability Index is 93
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Lake Oswego, OR Wealth Index is 247
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 39,335
Population in Households 39,131
Population in Families 30,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density 3,650
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $116,299
Average Household Income $162,497
Per Capita Income $69,997
Wealth Index3 247

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,939 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,076 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,145 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $625,741
Housing Affordability Index2 93
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,015
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 10,730
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 race 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.71% 0.94%
Households 0.68% 0.91%
Families 0.6% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Lake Oswego, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Oswego to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 15 96th
Population Density # 52 87th
Diversity Index # 188 50th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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