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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Kenton is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 13,837. Kenton is in Multnomah County. Living in Kenton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kenton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kenton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kenton are above average.
About Kenton...
Population
13,837

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,562
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    210.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    101.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    348
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,254.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    449.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,925
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Kenton Reviews

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Kenton is a lovely neighborhood with unique shops and restaurants; here you can find antique shops, a bar, breakfast spots and even a huge statue of Paul Bunyan.

The only negative I have for Kenton being that everything closes earlier than I would like; being in my late 20's I'd like to have places to meet up with friends other than a bar.
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Beautiful, quiet neighborhood with a nice park and friendly neighbors. The community is closeknit and the neighbors help out each other. Also, many front yards with lovely gardens.
I have been living here for almost all of my life and I truly say that this is my home, not just because we live here, but because everything about me feels good. I know my neighbors and I have a good relationship with them. We all get along. We are never fighting over trees and property. We depend on each other to make this neighborhood beautiful again.