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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Gresham is a suburb of Portland with a population of 110,336. Gresham is in Multnomah County. Living in Gresham offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gresham there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Gresham and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Gresham...
Population
110,336

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Gresham 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    191.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    377
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,808.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,115.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Gresham

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,675
National
$55,322
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Gresham Reviews

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I love how family friendly Gresham is but I do feel like we need help with crime, homelessness, and graphity throughout the city. Summertime in Gresham's park's are great and each park has something different to offer... Gresham park's cover it all from fishing to a family movie on a big screen in the park! If we could just clean up the crime, graphity and help the homeless it would be an amazing place!
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This is a pretty good town, I have grown up here and so did my parents. The best part about it is Downtown Gresham off on Main street. There are so many restaurants, antique stores, coffee shops, frozen yogurt, karate classes, parks, and so much more! Really a great town if you have the time to come see it!
Stores are walking distance. Shopping stores and food stores. Multiple transportation methods. Clean town. Gresham Values. Friendly neighbors. You get the Portland city vibe but not all the Portland traffic. A lot of trees. Sandy is also a few miles away. Coffee everywhere!