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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Kerns is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 8,597. Kerns is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Kerns offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kerns there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Kerns and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kerns are highly rated.
About Kerns...
Population
8,597

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$372,661
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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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
    247.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    86.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    990
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,113.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,027.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,916
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Kerns Reviews

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Northeast Portland is a popular area for people visiting Portland. It has a good selection of microbrews, local coffee roasters, independent businesses and restaurants. It also has a good public transit system. The urban portions of the city of portland as a whole has a quaint, community oriented feel to it. I give it a 3 out of 5 rating to live in because there is very little to do in NE Portland but drink and eat. However, museums and nature is nearby if you don't mind a moderate drive. Most native Portlanders stay with their respective neighborhoods.
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This area of Portland has a lot to offer between local parks, shopping, restaurant, and small neighborhood feel. It is also very easy to get to other parts of the city from here. The people in the neighborhood are friendly and there seems to be relatively few crimes.
There are a lot of car break ins and homeless digging through recycle bins but that is not unique to this neighborhood. Pretty standard across the city