Jefferson Westside, Eugene, Oregon, a city-chartered neighborhood, locates between W. 7th and 18th Avenues and between Chambers Street and Lawrence/Willamette Streets. For those looking at Eugene real estate, this is the community where young families startup, from office positions to farming, the choices here are endless. Perhaps, it is also the 2010 neighborhood of the year award winner.
Population and Demographics
As of the latest data available for 2020, Jefferson Westside has a population of 7,091. Population density is 6,856 per square mile, implying one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Eugene. It is 87% higher than Eugene, with a population density of 3,661 per square mile. Perhaps, the median age here is 30.8, which is 9% lower than Eugene. And 39% of the population are families with children below 18 years old.
Home Values and Real Estate Market
As of September 2020, the median list price of houses here in Jefferson Westside is $340,000, trending up 5.7% year-over-year. Perhaps, the median sale price here is $353,200 with a median listing price of $294 per square foot. Jefferson Westside is a seller’s market, which means more people are looking to buy than available houses for sale. However, there are currently 21 homes for sale here, ranging from $204,900 to $699,000.
Moreover, the most common housing type here is single-detached homes representing around 30% of Jefferson Westside buildings, while the rest are primarily small apartment buildings and large apartment buildings. Perhaps, this neighborhood is mainly composed of one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes. Also, three-quarters of the housing unit here is occupied by renters while residents own the rest.
The median household income of Jefferson Westside is $29,215, which is 47% lower than the national average. At the same time, Jefferson Westside’s income per capita is $21,649, 27% lower than the national average. Perhaps, the unemployment here seems rampant, with a 5.7% unemployment rate, 23% higher than the national average.
Event and Activities
Jefferson Westside is the home of the Lane Events Center and Monroe Park. Lane Events Center is an event venue in Eugene, Oregon. It is uniquely located in Eugene’s center to provide easy access to the airport and nearby hotels. At the same time, Monroe Park is a 2.58 acres neighborhood park. This park was formerly the site of Lincoln Elementary School that became a city park in 196. It is where outdoor activities like basketball and other sports. Also, it offers performance space, picnic tables, play area, restrooms, public art, sand play, and a water spigot.
Moreover, Jefferson Westside is committed to helping their neighbors improve their sense of community, help inform the residents of the issues that affect them, and create events that offer them opportunities to meet one another.
Jefferson Westside is an ideal community—to start a family, raise children, and earn a living while enjoying Oregon’s natural wonder outdoors.