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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
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Portage Bay is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 2,381. 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
2,381

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$784,685
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,583
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    239.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,154.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,990.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,276.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$117,254
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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