Oregon Life

The City of Oregon is truly one of the most livable small cities in Illinois, with an unparalleled high quality of life. As the county seat, it has the conveniences and lifestyle of a complete community, and not just a bedroom community of a larger city. It is well positioned geographically to be a day-trip away from widely diverse experiences: Chicago’s Downtown, Wisconsin ski resorts, or Mississippi River recreation. The nearby cities of Rockford, Sterling, and DeKalb have large retail shopping districts for a family’s convenience; yet at the end of the day, one can be strolling quiet neighborhoods, canoeing on the Rock River, visiting friends and families at a school sporting event, or enjoying fine food and wine at a one of our stylish restaurants. Oregon has the comforts and opportunities of a larger city, yet feels a hundred miles away from the rush and crowds of urban life.

We invite you to learn about all we have to offer, and to visit Oregon to experience it for yourself.

Oregon Quick Facts

Oregon is located in Ogle County at latitude 42.015 and longitude -89.332.
The elevation is 709 feet. Ogle County is in the Central time zone

Population in 2012: 3,660 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.9%

Estimated median household income in 2011: $45,137 (it was $34,842 in 2000)
Oregon: $45,137
Illinois: $53,234
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,567

Oregon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $109,438 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Oregon: $109,438
Illinois: $178,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $136,560;
Detached houses: $136,995;
Townhouses or other attached units: $186,966;
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,972;
Mobile homes: $16,997

Median gross rent in 2011: $557.

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