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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
9,056

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$399,368
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,350
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

Pearl 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
    238
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    215
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    622
    500
  • Theft
    8,409
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    509
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,099
National
$55,322
Children
4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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The Pearl District is the downtown place where lovers of art, farmers markets, food, music, and community go to support one another and have a good time. A common tourist spot with the park blocks.
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Portland is really growing and because of this, housing is getting more and more expensive. The homeless community here is growing as well. Portland is becoming overcrowded and not as clean and atmospheric as it used to be. I would not move here again. It was nice for a short while to experience the city but I would rather live in a nicer place close to the city in the future.
The community within the dorm is great, but the others on the block make me feel somewhat uncomfortable.