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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Durham is a suburb of Portland with a population of 1,724. Durham is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Durham offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Durham there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Durham and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Durham are highly rated.
About Durham...
Population
1,724

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$559,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Durham Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Durham

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,714
National
$55,322

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Durham Reviews

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There are many new up and coming shops in the area. Three outdoor shopping malls and plenty of business parks. I know of lawyers, doctor, and accountants in this area as well as construction workers, office managers, and service workers.
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There are plenty of restaurants. Food choices range from Italian, Chinese, and Vegan and much more. Some upscale restaurants and some cheap but good restaurants.
Local businesses are popping up more and more with the expansions of shopping malls, though most of them are not mom-and-pop stores.