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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Deering Center is a neighborhood in Portland, Maine with a population of 4,150. Deering Center is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Deering Center offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Deering Center there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Deering Center tend to be liberal. The public schools in Deering Center are highly rated.
About Deering Center...
Population
4,150

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,151
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,317
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Deering Center Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,000
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Deering Center Reviews

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