Population: 20,700

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 58%
Single 42%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Forest Grove has a low population density. Forest Grove is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

4,501 Forest Grove
27,441 New York

City Info

Forest Grove, OR is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Forest Grove has a population density of 4,501, with 20,700 current residents.

Out of the 20,700 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 58% of the residents are married and 42% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 39% Sun
  • 45% Rain
  • 10% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 28 years Median home age
  • $214,140 Median home price
  • -11.64% Home appreciation rate
  • 10.92% Annual property tax
  • 52.8%
    Homes owned
  • 42.3%
    Homes rented
  • 4.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Forest Grove, the air quality is 37% and the weather, on average, is 39% sunny, 45% rainy, and 10% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Forest Grove, you should know that 52.8% of homes are owned while 42.3% of homes are rented, and 4.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $214,140, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -11.64% and the annual property tax is 10.92%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Forest Grove, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Forest Grove’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Forest Grove is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 59.82% Democratic, 37.69% Republican, and 2.50% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:20


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 77%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Forest Grove, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.40% of residents are unemployed in Forest Grove (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Forest Grove residents: 7.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.02% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.9% are in the customer service field, 23.3% are in the sales field, 2.42% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 20.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:20. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 77.48%, 5.96% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.62% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.43% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Forest Grove, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Forest Grove have a few different options. 70% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.

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