Living in Portland, OR

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Portland SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Portland, OR Crime Report

39,302
Total Crimes
5,979.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
132.82%
Above National Average

Portland, OR Cost Of Living

127
Portland's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Portland, Oregon Info Snack

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 639,863 in 2016, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 2,424,955 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 18th with a population of 3,160,488. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.
Population
639,387
Unemployment
5.4%
Poverty
14.9%
Median Home
$383,600
Median Income
$65,740
Median Rent
$1,187

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Map Of Portland, OR

Population over time in Portland

Year Population % Change
2017 639,387 1.4%
2016 630,331 1.6%
2015 620,589 1.4%
2014 612,206 1.6%
2013 602,568 1.3%
2012 594,687 1.5%
2011 585,888 1.6%
2010 576,543 1.7%
2009 566,686 -
Crime/100k Portland OR USA
Violent Crime 520.0 285.5 368.9
Murder 3.8 2.0 5.0
Robbery 160.7 60.8 86.2
Aggravated Assault 288.9 175.6 246.8
Property Crime 5459.6 2894.0 2199.5
Burglary 676.1 389.1 376.0
Larceny 3728.8 2109.9 1594.6
Car Theft 1054.7 395.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Portland

White
70.5% (450,711)
African American
5.6% (35,895)
American Indian
0.6% (3,791)
Asian
8.0% (50,993)
Hawaiian
0.7% (4,290)
Other
0.4% (2,312)
Two Or More
4.6% (29,300)
Hispanic
9.7% (62,095)
Race Portland OR USA
White 70.5% 76.0% 61.1%
African American 5.6% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.6% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 8.0% 4.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.6% 3.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.7% 12.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Portland, Oregon

Less than $10,000
7.2% (4,596,376)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.3% (2,760,389)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (5,175,487)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.3% (5,299,531)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.2% (7,136,002)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (10,608,492)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.8% (8,209,836)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.1% (10,277,226)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.9% (4,433,645)
$200,000 or more
8.5% (5,441,709)
Income Portland OR USA
Less than $10,000 7.2% 6.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.3% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.2% 13.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.8% 13.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.1% 14.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.9% 5.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.5% 5.7% 7.0%

Gender in Portland

Female
50.5% (323,095)
Male
49.5% (316,291)
Gender Portland OR USA
Female 50.5% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portland for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (31,969)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (25,575)
High School / GED
15.0% (95,908)
Some College
21.0% (134,271)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (44,757)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (185,422)
Master's Degree
13.0% (83,120)
Professional Degree
4.0% (25,575)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (12,787)
Education Portland OR USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 15.0% 23.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 26.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Portland

Overall User Rating
2.2
/5

Starlink

I think Portland is the absolute F*****G worst place to live. The west side of Oregon is mostly just terrible.

Sure there are places like Coos Bay and Newport which are nice but I hate that side of the state. I've lived in Baker City on the East side of the state for 18 years and it's probably the nicest place you could live in Oregon. Portland however is so awful I actively avoid it if I have to go to say, Seattle. I'd gladly add an extra hour or two to my journey to avoid that vile city. The majority of people are Bums and Hipsters. And the drivers are rude as f**k and traffic is always atrocious. I'll never go back as long as I live. Rant over.


HomeSnacks User

Every time I visit Portland I am reminded of how much I love it. The atmosphere ia always vibrant and the people are so nice! There are so many things to do that you will never be bored.

Breweries on every corner. I love to go from brewery to brewery and taste all the different beers. Portland is the epitomy of melting pot. There are so many diverse groups and fron that comes a large market of ethnic foods. You can find any ethnic food you can think of.


HomeSnacks User

Real slow on homeless problem,drugs,murder,on biking trail,assults,r**e,little patrol awful.

Omsi is awesome,bad neighborhood but awesome exibits,down town is new buildings but crime is awful,beggars NO WALKING PATROL POLICE gov.is slow to act on riots and never calls National Guard!!! Looting,burning during supposed rally or protests.awful mayor n horrible governor.


HomeSnacks User

I have lived in Portland for 15 years, but am from eastern Oregon. Having experience living in both rural and metropolitan areas, I can tell you that there are a lot of things that I miss about eastern Oregon, not the least of which is the wonderful, down-to-earth, people that live there. Most live there by choice to get away from the rat race in metro living. You can breathe fresh air, drive without the jerk behind you tailgating and cussing you out, enjoy the beautiful expanse of wilderness, and you can actually see the stars at nighttime... hmmmm, sounds to me like eastern Oregon is a terrible place to live ;) Don't ever move there! LOL

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