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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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Madison South is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 8,140. Madison South is in Multnomah County. Living in Madison South offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Madison South there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Madison South and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Madison South are above average.
About Madison South...
Population
8,140

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,044
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Madison South 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
    474.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    128.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    653.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,051.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    820.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,920
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Madison South Reviews

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The overall sense of safety in this area is poor. There have been vehicle break ins as well as squatters living in an abandoned building across the street. I am not comfortable letting my kids go outside to play. The biggest concern I have is regarding the abandoned building / empty lot across the street from my residence. The police are rarely visible in my community, meaning I rarely see them. If they are called they get here quick enough though.
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The overall experience of where I live is disappointing. When I moved here it was clean, quiet and affordable. That has definitely changed over the years. There is more drug and criminal activity and the general atmosphere is unsafe. If I could do it all over again I would not move here. The rent is going up not only here, but all over the Portland Metro area which has caused many families to become displaced. I don't see any improvements in the future, I only see things going downhill from here unfortunately.
Living on 82nd is okay. it's loud and noisy at night and weird people walk around, but during the day, it's okay.