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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
King City is a suburb of Portland with a population of 3,807. King City is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in King City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In King City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in King City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in King City are highly rated.
About King City...
Population
3,807

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$251,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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King City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,270.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    40%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in King City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,750
National
$55,322
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King City Reviews

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King City is predominantly populated by senior citizens 60+ (next being new couples/families). Which is good, because it keeps things pretty quiet.
This suburb lacks easily accesible stores/shops which is a blessing and a curse. You'll find that the nearest retail is a lower-tier gas station connected to a fast-food restaurant, located on the edge of the area. Though, the distance makes traffic non-existent, other than the result of reoccurring minor construction/roadwork. Construction and roadwork is common here due to the suburbs high maintenance and constant growing real estate headway. There is also an elementary school here, so expect school zones, buses, and many young pedestrians.
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King City is a very quiet little suburb of Portland. It is mostly a retirement community, which means it is very peaceful and quiet. Overall I love it, and there are many community parks within walking distance.
King City is a quaint little community and creates a 'small town' feel even though it's a suburb of the Portland/Metro area. Everything you need is close together and connected by 99W, which is a main highway that runs through town. So it's easy to run errands such as grocery shopping, getting gas, returning recycling, and grabbing a nice little lunch. There are only a few things I would change such as; adding a cinema, and unfortunately, there is only one sports bar in this area so the prices are high. The weather here is pretty mild if you don't mind enduring a little rain throughout the day in the winter. There are many well kept hiking trails and beautiful places to walk the dog.