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Bethany is a suburb of Portland with a population of 22,819. Bethany is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Bethany offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethany there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Bethany and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bethany are highly rated.
About Bethany...
Population
22,819

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Bethany Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$117,056
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Bethany Reviews

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Moved here two months ago and have had a great experience so far. Friendly, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools and an easy commute to downtown Portland. Lots of trails for exercise and dog walking, and lots of play parks for kids. A really safe and happy place to live.
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Bethany is growing incredibly rapidly, but has continued to be a friendly, diverse part of the Portland metro area.
I've lived here nearly all my life. So far it's been a good experience, but the schools are becoming a bit crowded, especially Stoller Middle School.