Roseburg : Oregon


What It Is Like to Retire in Roseburg

Roseburg is a small town in southwestern Oregon with a population of almost 23,000. The average age is higher than average, about 42. Median HH income is $41,000. Roseburg is an old mill town where the mill has closed down. Some people like the town, whereas others complain on forums about drug use and unemployment. It has a reputation as being a retirement town.  It gets more rain than the U.S. average in winter, and less in summer. Photo of Douglas County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives (public domain).

Where to Retire in Roseburg and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area (see link at left). The median home value was $225,275 in early 2020, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Roseburg

The possibilities for outdoor recreation are outstanding.

What Is Not Special about Roseburg

Roseburg is somewhat isolated and the nearest airport is about 90 miles away.

Who Will Like Retirement in Roseburg

Retirees who want a small town with a low cost of living, and has all four seasons, may like to retire here.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing and Retail


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is in the low to mid 40's.  Expect over 5" of rain in January and December.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Roseburg has a Parks Department and a 9-hole golf course.  The area is known for outdoor recreation such as hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.  It is also close to wineries and not far from the Oregon coast.



The crime rate is much higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Mercy Medical center; there is also a VA hospital located in Roseburg



Amtrak services Roseburg; the closest airport is in North Bend, about 90 miles away; Roseburg is not considered a walkable community.


Valuable Links

City of Roseburg


What people are saying about Roseburg

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