Portland, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    602,568
  • Population Density
    4,098 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    145 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    651 3.6
Portland is a large city in Oregon with 602,568 residents. It has very high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 651 reviews
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    • 2
    Housing at Collins View: The houses are good quality, but there are simply not enough of them available and they are incredibly expensive.
    • 3
    Community at Collins View: People here claim liberalness as a pretense for being open minded, which is not the case. The vast majority of people here are not very accepting of anything that goes contrary to their beliefs. Fortunately, there are more laid back people that are present.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Collins View: Room to be yourself; people leave room to be desired
    • 1
    Crime & Safety at Old Town-Chinatown: People have tents camped out on the sidewalk using drugs out in the open. I've been attacked in broad day light.
    • 2
    Overall Experience at Old Town-Chinatown: Lots of violence and homelessness in Chinatown area. Little regulation of laws.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Centennial 40,257
Hazelwood 30,774
Powellhurst-gilbert 29,112
Lents 27,072
Pleasant Valley 22,043
Montavilla 21,913
Northwest District 19,599
St. Johns 18,593
Ashcreek 17,539
Cully 17,139
Brentwood-darlington 16,313
Downtown 16,035
Richmond 15,882
Wilkes 15,832
Mill Park 15,709
Rose City Park 15,667
Hillsdale 15,399
South Portland 14,285
Concordia 13,778
Southwest Hills 13,700
Sellwood-Moreland 13,543
Kenton 13,530
Mt. Tabor 13,056
Portsmouth 12,085
Woodstock 11,716
Multnomah 11,524
Irvington 11,289
King 11,177
Mt.Scott-Arleta 10,885
Buckman 10,850
Arbor Lodge 10,313
North Tabor 10,087
Piedmont 9,857
Overlook 9,753
Northwest Heights 9,682
Sunnyside 9,598
Goose Hollow 9,455
Arnold Creek 9,114
Forest Park 9,056
Pearl 8,973
Hosford-abernethy 8,949
Parkrose 8,864
Humboldt 8,676
Creston-Kenilworth 8,284
Roseway 8,267
Hayhurst 8,181
Kerns 8,097
Beaumont-Wilshire 7,922
Madison South 7,804
Alameda 7,758
Woodlawn 7,613
Argay 7,377
Bridlemile 7,177
Sabin 7,174
South Tabor 7,055
Foster-Powell 7,029
Vernon 6,951
Ardenwald 6,950
Parkrose Heights 6,927
University Park 6,705
Eastmoreland 6,179
Brooklyn 5,989
Laurelhurst 5,988
West Portland Park 5,786
Reed 5,622
Sumner 5,425
Eliot 5,327
Boise 5,326
South Burlingame 5,299
Hillside 5,101
Far Southwest 4,985
Collins View 4,981
Old Town-Chinatown 4,910
Grant Park 4,899
Sunderland 4,704
Cathedral Park 4,580
Lloyd District 4,405
Glenfair 4,399
Markham 4,309
Maplewood 4,269
Marshall Park 4,199
Crestwood 4,178
Russell 4,150
Homestead 4,078
Hollywood 3,708
Sullivan's Gulch 3,279
Northwest Industrial 3,163
Bridgeton 3,100
East Columbia 3,100
Arlington Heights 2,832
Woodland Park 1,939
Hayden Island 1,857
Healy Heights 1,527
Sylvan-Highlands 1,504
Linnton 1,001

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Raleigh Hills 6,197
4.33 Portland West Township 129,941
4.00 Milwaukie 20,449
4.33 West Slope 7,240
4.33 Lake Oswego 37,310
4.33 Portland East Township 476,745
4.33 Cedar Mill 15,482
4.33 Beaverton 92,593
4.00 Maywood Park 894
4.33 Tigard 49,633
3.66 Vancouver 165,554
4.33 Northwest Clackamas Township 254,252
4.00 Happy Valley 15,693
4.00 Skyline Township 2,534
3.66 Gresham 108,250
4.33 Beaverton-Hillsboro Township 417,707

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Seattle 637,850
4.33 San Francisco 829,072
4.00 Boise 211,655
4.33 Denver 633,777
4.00 Austin 864,218

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 97229 60,679
4.33 97206 48,448
4.33 97223 46,538
3.66 97230 40,997
3.66 97233 41,571
4.33 97219 39,966
4.33 97202 39,901
4.00 97222 35,323
3.66 97236 37,418
4.00 97266 34,119
4.33 97217 31,708
4.33 97203 32,033
4.33 97211 33,014
4.33 97213 30,597
4.00 97220 29,730
3.66 97086 27,466
4.00 97035 23,762
4.33 97212 24,498
4.33 97214 24,673
4.33 97215 16,165
4.00 97218 15,325
4.33 97239 15,906
4.33 97216 16,381
4.33 97201 15,732
4.33 97209 15,519
4.00 97221 12,241
4.33 97232 11,838
4.33 97210 11,708
4.33 97205 6,957
3.66 97231 3,842
4.33 97227 4,393
4.33 97204 1,275

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Riverdale School District 2
3.33 Portland School District 86
2.66 David Douglas School District 14
2.33 Centennial School District 10
2.00 Parkrose School District 6
1.66 Reynolds School District 20

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
2.33 Alliance High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.00 Gray Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Forest Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Winterhaven School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Lincoln High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Mt. Tabor Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 West Sylvan Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Chapman Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Cleveland High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Ainsworth Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Richmond Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Sellwood Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Abernethy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Llewellyn Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Da Vinci Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Rieke Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Skyline Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Stephenson Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Buckman Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Jackson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Glencoe Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Capitol Hill Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Grant High School Public 9-12 High
Helensview High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Astor Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Oregon Outreach - McCoy Academy Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Oregon Episcopal School Private, Boarding, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Catlin Gabel School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Park Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 Middle, High
2.66 City Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Serendipity Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Mary's Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 Jesuit High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Valley Catholic School Private, Religious 9-12 High
4.33 Northwest Academy Private 6-12 Middle, High
Hera Community School Private 9-12 High
2.66 Vancouver Christian High School Private, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
Grace Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 De La Salle North Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Faith Bible Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Central Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Pacific Crest Community School Private, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
St. Stephen's Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Portland Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Life Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Portland Christian Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious 6-12 Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Reed College
Lewis & Clark College
Oregon College of Art & Craft
George Fox University
University of Portland
Marylhurst University
Multnomah University
Portland State University
Concordia University - Oregon
Pacific University
Warner Pacific College
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland Community College
Clark College
Mt. Hood Community College
Clackamas Community College
The Art Institute of Portland
University of Phoenix - Oregon
Warner Pacific College - Adult Degree Program
Concorde Career College - Portland
Pioneer Pacific College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Portland
Heald College - Portland
ITT Technical Institute - Portland
Carrington College - Portland

Around Portland

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
White 71.79% 63.25% 77.62% 75.94% 48.66% 83.59% 52.85% 41.42% 66.20%
Hispanic 9.64% 16.62% 12.15% 11.00% 34.83% 7.74% 31.20% 15.26% 6.36%
Asian 7.45% 4.83% 3.84% 5.81% 6.49% 3.57% 3.44% 33.30% 14.15%
African American 5.92% 12.23% 1.73% 2.74% 7.50% 1.50% 9.47% 5.51% 7.19%
Multiracial 3.87% 2.05% 3.18% 3.31% 2.15% 2.55% 2.19% 3.41% 4.92%
Native American 0.61% 0.66% 0.97% 0.59% 0.18% 0.66% 0.60% 0.20% 0.55%
Pacific Islander 0.51% 0.16% 0.36% 0.49% 0.07% 0.22% 0.08% 0.41% 0.46%
Other 0.22% 0.19% 0.16% 0.13% 0.13% 0.17% 0.18% 0.50% 0.16%

Age

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
9 years and under 11% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13% 8% 10%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 10% 10% 8% 10% 8% 5% 6%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 9% 13% 11% 9% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 19% 13% 14% 15% 21% 15% 21% 22% 21%
35 to 44 years 17% 13% 13% 15% 15% 13% 15% 16% 16%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 13% 14% 12% 14% 12% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 14% 13% 9% 12% 10% 12% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 15% 12% 7% 12% 11% 14% 11%

Education Levels

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 11% 9% 13% 6% 14% 13% 7%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 25% 22% 17% 20% 18% 13% 11%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 35% 34% 24% 34% 24% 21% 24%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 19% 22% 29% 25% 27% 32% 34%
Master's degree or higher 18% 11% 11% 13% 17% 14% 17% 21% 24%

Gender

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Female 50.6% 50.8% 50.5% 50.6% 49.6% 50.0% 50.0% 49.2% 50.0%
Male 49.4% 49.2% 49.5% 49.4% 50.4% 50.0% 50.0% 50.8% 50.0%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Own 52.8% 64.9% 61.5% 61.3% 44.8% 59.6% 49.7% 36.6% 46.2%
Rent 47.2% 35.1% 38.5% 38.7% 55.2% 40.4% 50.3% 63.4% 53.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Assault 288.5 278.9 178.4 183.1 232.9 211.3 362.7 368.9 339.8
Murder 4.2 5.0 2.3 1.7 3.5 1.8 4.7 5.3 3.9
Rape 42.6 13.6 35.4 63.2 56.9 67.3 41.8 23.2
Robbery 137.6 159.8 79.0 98.1 96.6 26.4 164.0 379.2 236.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Burglary 673.4 573.5 501.6 521.8 634.2 320.4 684.6 615.9 1070.1
Larceny 4013.0 2079.6 2986.8 2655.4 3255.0 1676.7 2158.7 3966.9 4226.0
Motor vehicle theft 548.3 235.5 310.0 360.2 253.1 88.8 516.1 720.5 831.2

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
6.1"
4.6"
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    Precipitation

  • 6.1"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 47°
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  • 51°
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  • 56°
    41°
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    44°
  • 67°
    49°
  • 73°
    53°
  • 80°
    57°
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    Precipitation

  • 6.1"
  • 4.6"
  • 4.5"
  • 3.4"
  • 2.6"
  • 1.7"
  • 0.6"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 92 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 18% Not sure
  • 11% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 112 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 122 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 111 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 120 responses

  • 14% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 40% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 38% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 8% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 59 responses

  • 46% Very accepting.
  • 44% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 8% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 2% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 159 responses

  • 23% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 56% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 18% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 41 responses

  • 27% I love everything about it.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 40 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments