These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Oregon


We analyzed over 98 places in Oregon to determine where the 1% live.

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Bethany, West Haven-Sylvan, Happy Valley: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Oregon. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Beaver State.

Bethany in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $111,023 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.9%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Oregon share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 98 places in Oregon with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Beaver State:

  1. Bethany
  2. West Haven-Sylvan
  3. Happy Valley
  4. Sherwood
  5. Bull Mountain
  6. Cedar Mill
  7. Oak Hills
  8. West Linn
  9. Rockcreek
  10. Raleigh Hills

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Oregon? That would be Ontario.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Oregon

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think 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 2010-2014 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 98 places with more than 5,000 people in Oregon, we ranked each place from 1 to 98 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, Bethany, crowned the “Richest Place In Oregon”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 98 places.

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1. Bethany

Bethany, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 21,658
Median Income: 11102300.0%
Poverty Level: 3.9%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

2. West Haven-Sylvan


Population: 7,861
Median Income: 8295800.0%
Poverty Level: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

3. Happy Valley

Happy Valley, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 15,693
Median Income: 10043800.0%
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%

4. Sherwood

Sherwood, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,687
Median Income: 8436000.0%
Poverty Level: 6.2%
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%

5. Bull Mountain


Population: 8,977
Median Income: 9555600.0%
Poverty Level: 9.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%

6. Cedar Mill


Population: 15,482
Median Income: 9636100.0%
Poverty Level: 7.4%
Unemployment Rate: 7.8%

7. Oak Hills


Population: 11,946
Median Income: 7680000.0%
Poverty Level: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate: 7.8%

8. West Linn

West Linn, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,710
Median Income: 8393300.0%
Poverty Level: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

9. Rockcreek


Population: 9,261
Median Income: 7668700.0%
Poverty Level: 8.4%
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

10. Raleigh Hills


Population: 6,197
Median Income: 6658100.0%
Poverty Level: 9.7%
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Oregon

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 OR, according to data:

Poorest: Ontario
2nd Poorest: Milton-Freewater
3rd Poorest: Winston
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Oregon

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Bethany 1 21,658 $111,023 3.9% 5.6%
West Haven-Sylvan 2 7,861 $82,958 3.8% 5.2%
Happy Valley 3 15,693 $100,438 4.0% 7.5%
Sherwood 4 18,687 $84,360 6.2% 7.5%
Bull Mountain 5 8,977 $95,556 9.8% 4.8%
Cedar Mill 6 15,482 $96,361 7.4% 7.8%
Oak Hills 7 11,946 $76,800 7.0% 7.8%
West Linn 8 25,710 $83,933 5.7% 8.1%
Rockcreek 9 9,261 $76,687 8.4% 6.2%
Raleigh Hills 10 6,197 $66,581 9.7% 7.4%
Lake Oswego 11 37,310 $84,244 7.3% 9.1%
Damascus 12 10,711 $85,708 8.4% 8.9%
Oatfield 13 13,618 $67,740 9.8% 8.1%
Cedar Hills 14 8,757 $65,396 11.0% 7.6%
Sandy 15 9,945 $56,476 8.4% 8.5%
Tigard 16 49,633 $60,849 10.5% 8.3%
Hillsboro 17 95,765 $66,668 12.4% 8.4%
Wilsonville 18 20,335 $58,757 9.8% 8.9%
Garden Home-Whitford 19 6,019 $56,794 9.4% 9.1%
West Slope 20 7,240 $61,685 10.3% 9.2%
Tualatin 21 26,604 $65,903 10.5% 9.6%
Mount Hood Village 22 5,417 $57,965 8.2% 10.1%
Aloha 23 52,902 $62,988 12.1% 9.7%
Molalla 24 8,247 $52,193 8.1% 9.8%
Hood River 25 7,311 $49,350 15.5% 4.2%
Fairview 26 9,094 $53,381 17.2% 5.4%
Beaverton 27 92,593 $57,068 13.3% 9.2%
Oregon City 28 33,834 $59,429 12.5% 9.8%
Bend 29 79,698 $52,471 13.5% 8.3%
Deschutes River Woods 30 5,358 $44,306 10.5% 7.9%
Canby 31 16,821 $58,653 10.8% 10.3%
Creswell 32 5,065 $49,867 7.2% 10.3%
Newberg 33 22,451 $54,856 19.0% 7.9%
Scappoose 34 6,778 $62,244 12.4% 12.1%
Gladstone 35 11,668 $54,494 13.5% 9.9%
Keizer 36 36,875 $50,897 14.2% 9.5%
Milwaukie 37 20,449 $55,827 13.6% 10.2%
Oak Grove 38 17,202 $50,435 9.9% 11.4%
Central Point 39 17,443 $46,765 12.0% 10.1%
Hermiston 40 17,031 $46,655 17.4% 8.1%
Eagle Point 41 8,599 $56,597 13.5% 12.1%
Portland 42 602,568 $53,230 18.0% 9.4%
Warrenton 43 5,089 $38,693 15.1% 5.5%
Pendleton 44 16,830 $45,930 14.4% 9.7%
The Dalles 45 15,068 $41,561 14.7% 8.3%
Silverton 46 9,342 $53,929 14.9% 11.3%
Newport 47 10,045 $40,448 17.9% 7.1%
Brookings 48 6,350 $41,704 11.4% 10.2%
Troutdale 49 16,339 $58,790 15.8% 12.8%
Astoria 50 9,503 $45,104 21.7% 7.8%
Forest Grove 51 22,070 $48,365 15.1% 10.9%
Cornelius 52 12,068 $55,203 12.5% 16.3%
Jennings Lodge 53 7,416 $52,580 14.5% 13.9%
Altamont 54 19,278 $41,795 16.9% 10.3%
Ashland 55 20,412 $43,500 21.2% 9.5%
Talent 56 6,164 $32,168 20.9% 7.0%
Gresham 57 108,250 $47,706 20.0% 12.1%
Dallas 58 14,788 $50,170 17.1% 14.4%
North Bend 59 9,591 $43,097 15.5% 12.5%
Salem 60 157,967 $46,273 18.0% 12.9%
St. Helens 61 13,017 $47,421 16.6% 15.1%
Lebanon 62 15,761 $40,791 20.6% 10.0%
Albany 63 51,210 $45,478 19.8% 12.5%
Umatilla 64 6,998 $44,038 20.4% 12.5%
Seaside 65 6,481 $41,037 18.3% 12.2%
Baker City 66 9,774 $35,963 17.5% 10.8%
Florence 67 8,498 $32,459 18.5% 9.8%
White City 68 8,355 $47,119 21.0% 14.1%
Eugene 69 158,131 $42,715 28.5% 10.0%
Corvallis 70 54,735 $40,425 36.0% 8.7%
McMinnville 71 32,839 $44,451 23.7% 12.1%
La Grande 72 13,090 $36,536 26.7% 9.4%
Junction City 73 5,566 $40,625 17.4% 14.6%
Medford 74 76,648 $42,366 22.5% 12.2%
Hayesville 75 18,611 $41,059 20.7% 13.6%
Stayton 76 7,719 $41,432 19.9% 15.1%
Sutherlin 77 7,776 $37,764 21.9% 11.8%
Woodburn 78 24,282 $43,144 24.1% 13.6%
Four Corners 79 17,202 $44,254 21.7% 16.3%
Sheridan 80 6,081 $40,729 17.4% 21.5%
Coos Bay 81 16,022 $36,360 23.0% 11.1%
Springfield 82 59,882 $39,355 22.1% 12.9%
Lincoln City 83 7,977 $35,524 24.4% 10.4%
Cottage Grove 84 9,772 $35,717 22.0% 12.8%
Sweet Home 85 9,042 $36,387 21.0% 14.7%
Roseburg 86 21,858 $39,081 22.4% 14.2%
Madras 87 6,419 $40,631 25.9% 14.0%
Monmouth 88 9,769 $35,750 36.3% 10.9%
Green 89 7,954 $39,817 22.3% 16.0%
Grants Pass 90 34,916 $33,240 22.4% 13.3%
Redmond 91 27,002 $39,008 23.0% 19.5%
Roseburg North 92 6,140 $30,951 26.3% 13.6%
Independence 93 8,654 $40,904 32.6% 18.8%
Klamath Falls 94 21,165 $33,604 26.0% 16.2%
Prineville 95 9,184 $29,249 27.8% 15.0%
Winston 96 5,356 $30,843 27.8% 15.1%
Milton-Freewater 97 7,094 $33,082 29.7% 17.0%
Ontario 98 11,148 $26,512 31.3% 15.1%

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