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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Population
19,926

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$585,396
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,248
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%

Northwest District Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    106
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    531
    500
  • Theft
    5,024
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    420
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,617
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Genuinely a charming, urban, busy, full of life neighborhood. I live on NW 16th and W Burnside - right in the center of Portland. I can walk nearly anywhere in the west side in 15 minutes, from the NW District, to Goose Hollow, the Pearl, and Downtown. I can bike over to the east side within 7 minutes and the amount of shops, grocery, coffee, and entertainment in the area cannot be beat. Proud to own a condo in this area and do not have plans to leave soon. The convenience is unmatched.
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What I love is the close proximity to everything; stores, my bank, transportation. But there is a ridiculous amount of houseless folks, some on drugs, and some just lost in their mental challenges. This makes it feel unsafe sometimes and dirty. Dirty can mean anything from litter to excrement.
From the waterfront of the Willamette up through Old Town/ Chinatown to the Pearl District up to NW 23rd area and then into the West Hills and Forest Park, Northwest District is a sight to behold for any visitor or local.