Degerfors municipality is located in the old county of Värmland, and is part of Örebro county. We are located centrally between Stockholm, Göteborg and Oslo and have good communications by bus and train. Our municipality is located in a beautiful area, with several lakes and pretty landscape. Degerfors has around 10,000 inhabitants. We live in a pleasant and secure environment, close to schools, work and nature.


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The municipality has range of different types of housing. The municipal housing company has around 1,000 flats, and in addition there are a number of private housing companies. Degerfors’ website has a list of housing companies.

Language groups in the locality

The municipality is a Finnish management area, which means that Finnish is a large language group. Other major language groups are Tigrinya, Somali and Arabic.

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Associations and organisations

There are around 150 associations in the municipality, which contribute to an active association scene.

What is available in the immediate area

Degerfors is the central population centre in the municipality. It has library, shops, food shops, café, restaurants, football pitches and a ball game hall. There are several second-hand shops and flea markets with a large range of furniture, household goods and clothes. There is also a medical centre. There are two smaller populations centres in the municipality, Svartå and Åtorp, which have nursery schools and schools, food shops and restaurants.


There are eleven nursery schools in the municipality. Children aged 1 to 5 years spend time here while their parents study or work. There is also an open nursery school which is a meeting place for parents with children aged 0-6 years.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are six comprehensive schools in the municipality. These cater for pupils from the pre-school class up to year 9. The upper secondary school Möckelngymnasiet has both theoretical and practical programmes.

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Education opportunities

Our neighbouring municipality Karlskoga has an occupational college, folk high school, adult upper secondary education and Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. There are universities in Örebro and Karlstad, both within 1 hour of travel. There are also a number of study associations offering various types of training.

Health and medical care

Degerfors has a medical centre, Pilgården. It offers child healthcare clinics and ante-natal clinics among other services. The nearest hospital is in Karlskoga. It offers accident and emergency medicine and a maternity department.
For dental care, there is both the county dental care and private alternatives.
The municipality is responsible for care of elderly, persons with disabilities and for children and families that need extra support.

Interpreter assistance

If interpreting assistance is necessary, we contact the Örebro interpreter and translator service.

Public transport

Bus traffic in the municipality is run by Länstrafiken i Örebro. Degerfors also has good train communications with Karlstad, Oslo, Stockholm and Göteborg. The nearest airports are in Örebro and Karlstad.

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Work and entrepreneurship

There are around 600 companies in Degerfors municipality. Of the 3,300 jobs in the municipality, 1,200 are within industry. The largest private employer is Outokumpu, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of stainless sheet metal.

Do you want to learn more about business in the municipality, please contact the business department.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Service map

Here you can see which services are available in the municipality. You can also use the search field in the map to find and mark a location, for example a residential address.

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There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".


Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

ca 9 600

Size by area

386 km2

Distance to larger towns

Örebro 55 km

Karlstad 70 km

Stockholm 250 km

Oslo 290 km

Municipality’s website

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