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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
Portland is a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky with a population of 13,242. Portland is in Jefferson County. Living in Portland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Portland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Portland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Portland are above average.
About Portland...
Population
13,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$45,271
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5,571
    283
  • Murder
    44
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    758
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,928
    500
  • Theft
    3,900
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,295
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$22,278
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%
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I am a single mother of three children and because of some financial hardships, we moved to a more affordable place. We were blessed by a former landlord and a property available with which he was willing to waive the deposit, because we would be homeless otherwise. So,we packed up and moved to the Portland, with a fair warning that it wasn't for us. As we moved in, people were helpful and friendly to us, we were really impressed by the immense character. But, the bad was visible with the trash and neglect everywhere.We are very heartbroken and scared by the circumstances. Soon after we got here we realized we were in the middle of so much danger and chaos. I am embarrassed and ashamed to have to say this about a part of my beloved city,but also because I had no other option but to expose my children to the fear and detriment in this neighborhood. The gunshots and drugs around us being great fear and worry to us every day. I would not recommend this neighborhood to anyone else.
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While Portland is viewed by outsides as a ghetto my experience has been different. Crime does occur, but mere location does not insulate one from the effects of criminal activity. I have never experienced a traumatic experience in my five years of living in Portland. I moved to Portland from an upscale neighborhood and find the same sense of community in my new neighborhood as I did in my more economically prosperous subdivision.
It's ok, but I wouldn't stay here or move here again if I had a choice. That's because I was born and raised down here and I just need a change of scenery, and a more positive scene.