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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Portage Bay is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 2,442. Portage Bay is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Portage Bay offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Portage Bay there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Portage Bay and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Portage Bay are highly rated.
About Portage Bay...
Population
2,442

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$784,478
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,693
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Portage Bay Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    239
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,155
    500
  • Theft
    3,990
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,277
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,603
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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