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Overview

Introduction to Eugene

Eugene, Oregon enjoys a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the United States. The city is close to both the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon coast, and its community combines the best elements of small town charm and big city culture. The arts scene thrives here in many forms, as do sports, natural beauty, and politics. Eugene is Oregon’s second largest city, and it is known for its education, recreation, and attractions. Northwest coffeehouses and eclectic boutiques offer something for everyone. It is one of the most bike-friendly communities in the country, with an extensive network of paths and trails throughout the city.

Eugene Culture

Eugene is known for its very active and informed citizenry, and this has lead to numerous community development projects that have served as models for cities around the country. It still carries on the legacy that was started back in the 1970s when the city was full of co-operative and community projects. Today, small natural foods stores are common in almost every neighborhood, and alternative schools are numerous. The city also has excellent museums, such as the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. The facility has recently completed a renovation and has expanded to double its size. The galleries feature American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History also offers visitors exhibits on natural history and anthropology.

Eugene Sports and Leisure

Sports in Eugene are very much focused on the Oregon Ducks, which are members of the Pacific 10 Conference. Ducks football is popular, and spectators can enjoy the sport at the 59,000-seat Autzen Stadium, which is known for its intense hometown cheering. Eugene is also known as the "Track Capital of the World," with Bill Bowerman coaching the champion University of Oregon track team and U of O alumni Phil Knight founding Nike, Inc. There is a Nike store in Eugene that features a track history museum. Running clubs are very popular here, partly due to the year-round temperate weather. Minor-league baseball fans can enjoy the Class A Eugene Emeralds.

Eugene Outdoors

Eugene has an extensive system of outdoor parks for the public to enjoy. Alton Baker Park is the largest developed park in the city, and Hendricks Park is one of the most beautiful in the area. Other parks include Fern Ridge Reservoir, Owen Memorial Rose Garden, and Spencers Butte. Biking is hugely popular in Eugene, and the city has 28 miles of off-street paths, 78 miles of on-street bicycle lanes, and 4 bicycle bridges that cross the Willamette River. Hiking can be enjoyed at places like Kentucky Falls, which is 45 miles west of the city and features three waterfalls. Winter recreation includes Willamette Pass Ski Are, and Hoodoo Ski Area.

Eugene at Night

Lane County, where Eugene is located, is home to a wide range of restaurants, cafes, brew pubs, and coffeehouses. Every type of food is served in the city, from vegetarian to barbeque. The downtown area is known for its popular microbreweries. Eugene City Brewing has a lunch and dinner menu and features Rogue Ales on tap. High Street Brewery & Café has been open since 1988, is located in a renovated 1900’s residence, and has a backyard beer garden for warm summer nights. North Bank Pub is a McMenamins facility and overlooks a beautiful stretch of the Willamette River.

Demographics

People

Total Population161,649
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+74,041
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,020
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,906
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,969

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,318
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$246,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
German18.4%
Irish13.1%
English11.2%
Italian4.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Norwegian3.6%
Scottish3.3%
Swedish3%
Polish2.3%
Russian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
African0.6%
Arab0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Eugene Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lane County
Standard Zip Codes97401, 97402, 97403, 97404, 97405, 97408, 97412, 97455
P.O. Box Zip Codes97440
Phone Area Codes541,458
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.06
Approximate Longitude-123.08

Eugene Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEUGENE MAHLON SWEET AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCOTTAGE GROVE 1 NNE
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 48 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp48 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationDORENA DAM
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 49 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp50 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coburg1,194$58,269
Creswell5,154$58,069
Harrisburg3,687$60,938
Junction City5,735$52,419
Springfield60,611$47,842
Veneta4,741$53,725

Eugene Public Libraries

Eugene Public Library
100 W 10TH AVE
Eugene, Oregon
(541) 682-5450

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Eugene Hospitals

Sacred Heart University District
(Non-profit)
1255 Hilyard Street

Eugene Public Schools

Buena Vista Elementary School
1500 Queens Way
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Cal Young Middle School
2555 Gilham Rd
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 527
Coburg Community Charter School
91274 N Coburg Rd
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-3408
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Gilham Elementary School
3307 Honeywood St
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Holt Elementary School
770 Calvin St
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Monroe Middle School
2800 Bailey Ln
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Sheldon High School
2455 Willakenzie Rd
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-6600
High
Total Enrollment 1415
South Eugene High School
400 E 19th Ave
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-8000
High
Total Enrollment 1435
Willagillespie Elementary School
1125 Willagillespie Rd
ZIP: 97401
(541) 790-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Applegate Elementary School
85955 Territorial Rd
ZIP: 97402
(541) 935-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Cascade Middle School
1525 Echo Hollow Rd
ZIP: 97402
(541) 689-0641
Middle
Total Enrollment 339
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
1510 W 14th Ave
ZIP: 97402
(541) 790-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Clear Lake Elementary School
4646 Barger Ave
ZIP: 97402
(541) 689-0511
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Crow Middle/high School
25863 Crow Rd
ZIP: 97402
(541) 935-2227
High
Total Enrollment 152
Danebo Elementary School
1265 Candlelight Dr
ZIP: 97402
(541) 688-8735
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Fairfield Elementary School
3455 Royal Ave
ZIP: 97402
(541) 689-3751
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Kalapuya High School
1200 N Terry St
ZIP: 97402
(541) 607-9853
High
Total Enrollment 104
Malabon Elementary School
1380 Taney St
ZIP: 97402
(541) 461-6421
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Meadow View School
1855 Legacy St
ZIP: 97402
(541) 607-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Prairie Mountain School
5305 Royal Ave
ZIP: 97402
(541) 607-9849
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Shasta Middle School
4656 Barger Ave
ZIP: 97402
(541) 688-9611
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Willamette High School
1801 Echo Hollow Rd
ZIP: 97402
(541) 689-0731
High
Total Enrollment 1531
Camas Ridge Community Elementary
1150 E 29th Ave
ZIP: 97403
(541) 790-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Edison Elementary School
1328 E 22nd Ave
ZIP: 97403
(541) 790-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Awbrey Park Elementary School
158 Spring Creek Dr
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Corridor Elementary School
250 Silver Ln
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Howard Elementary School
700 Howard Ave
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Irving Elementary School
3200 Hyacinth St
ZIP: 97404
(541) 688-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Kelly Middle School
850 Howard Ave
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4740
Middle
Total Enrollment 399
Madison Middle School
875 Wilkes Dr
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
North Eugene High School
200 Silver Ln
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4500
High
Total Enrollment 961
River Road/el Camino Del Rio Elementary School
120 W Hilliard Ln
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Spring Creek Elementary School
560 Irvington Dr
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Yujin Gakuen Elementary School
250 Silver Ln
ZIP: 97404
(541) 790-4606
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Adams Elementary School
950 W 22nd Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Arts And Technology Academy At Jefferson
1650 W 22nd Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 296
Charlemagne At Fox Hollow Elementary School
5055 Mahalo
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-3177
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Rd
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1139
Edgewood Community Elementary School
577 E 46th Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Eugene Education Options
3875 Kincaid St
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-7080
Other
Total Enrollment 310
Family School
1650 W 22nd Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
Kennedy Middle School
2200 Bailey Hill Rd
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Mccornack Elementary School
1968 Brittany Dr
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Network Charter School
2550 Portland St
ZIP: 97405
(541) 344-1229
High
Total Enrollment 120
Ridgeline Montessori
4500 W Amazon Dr
ZIP: 97405
(541) 681-9662
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Roosevelt Middle School
680 E 24th Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-8500
Middle
Total Enrollment 582
Spencer Butte Middle School
500 E 43rd Ave
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 448
Twin Oaks Elementary School
85916 Bailey Hill Rd
ZIP: 97405
(541) 790-3417
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Village School
2855 Lincoln St Ste B
ZIP: 97405
(541) 345-7285
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
Willamette Leadership Academy
34020 B St
ZIP: 97405
(541) 246-2842
Other
Total Enrollment 275

Eugene Private Schools

Creative Minds Alternative School
1115 Pearl St
ZIP: 97401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Eugene Montessori School
2255 Oakmont Way
ZIP: 97401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Kensington School
2125 Coburg Rd
ZIP: 97401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Kindercare Learning Center #1036
2506 Oakmont Way
ZIP: 97401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Life Lutheran School
710 E 17th Ave
ZIP: 97401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Looking Glass Stepping Stone Program School
2517 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 97401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Looking Glass Youth & Family Services - Pathways
2655 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 97401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Marist High School
1900 Kingsley Rd
ZIP: 97401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 513
St Paul Parish School
1201 Satre St
ZIP: 97401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 251
Kindercare Learning Centers
1410 Chambers St
ZIP: 97402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Lifegate Christian School
1052 Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 97402
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
New Roads School
945 W 7th Ave
ZIP: 97402
Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
O'hara Catholic Elementary School
715 W 18th Ave
ZIP: 97402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 451
The Little French School
1717 City View St Ste 5
ZIP: 97402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Wellsprings Friends School
3590 W 18th Ave
ZIP: 97402
Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Willamette Christian School
2500 W 18th Ave
ZIP: 97402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
Looking Glass Riverfront School & Career Center
1475 Franklin Blvd
ZIP: 97403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Northwest Youth Corps Outdoor School
2621 Augusta St
ZIP: 97403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
Drinking Gourd Elementary School
2809 Shirley St
ZIP: 97404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Messiah Lutheran School
3280 River Rd
ZIP: 97404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Nature Discovery School
3071 River Rd
ZIP: 97404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Eugene Christian School
4500 W Amazon Dr
ZIP: 97405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
Eugene Waldorf School
1350 Mclean Blvd
ZIP: 97405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Far Horizons Montessori School
2490 Hilyard St
ZIP: 97405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Oak Hill School
86397 Eldon Schafer Dr
ZIP: 97405
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 149
Willow Creek Academy
2370 Parliament St
ZIP: 97405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
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