Oregon City, OR


Highest Appreciating Oregon City Neighborhoods Since 2000

Oregon City, OR Real Estate Data

Oregon City Housing Market Information

With 35,831 people, 12,639 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $337,753, real estate costs in Oregon City are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Oregon communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Oregon City, accounting for 70.35% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Oregon City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.97%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.70%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.44%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Oregon City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 64.05% owning and 35.95% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Oregon City built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Oregon City built between 2000 and later ( 21.53%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.32%). There's also some housing in Oregon City built before 1939 ( 13.46%).

Oregon City Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Oregon City have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 7.94%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Oregon City house appreciation rate of 0.77%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Oregon City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Oregon City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Oregon City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.45%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Oregon City. Oregon City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.15%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 17.68%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Oregon City's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Oregon, our data show that Oregon City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Oregon.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Oregon City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Oregon City - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Oregon City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,383,000 0.6
$1,037,001 - $1,383,000 0.3
$692,001 - $1,037,000 2.9
$553,001 - $692,000 3.4
$415,001 - $553,000 19.7
$277,001 - $415,000 46.0
$138,001 - $277,000 18.0
$69,001 - $138,000 3.3
$0 - $69,000 5.8

High for OR
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
13.4449844820519 23.6714975845411

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,463 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 64.05
Renters 35.95
Vacant 4.73

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Oregon City HOMES
2000 or Newer 21.5
1970 - 1999 49.7
1940 - 1969 15.3
1939 or Older 13.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.3
Townhomes 4.4
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 16.0
Mobile Homes 3.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.45
1 Bedroom 6.54
2 Bedrooms 23.90
3 Bedrooms 48.69
4 Bedrooms 16.21
5 or more bedrooms 3.21

Oregon City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
74.33% 3.32% 8 9
* 10 is highest