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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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 7,272. Kenton is in Multnomah County. Living in Kenton offers residents a dense 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
7,272

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,981
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,417
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    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
$67,269
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Kenton Reviews

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This is such a great place to live. All the essentials there and very walkable! Best coffee in portland, enjoy it at the great library or on a bench with one of the statues! Don't forget to stop for some soul food at po'shines!
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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.
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.