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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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-
Russell is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 3,756. Russell is in Multnomah County. Living in Russell offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Russell there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Russell and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Russell...
Population
3,756

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,132
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,577
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    152
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    457
    500
  • Theft
    3,605
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    711
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,943
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Russell Reviews

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We just moved to Russell. We really like our MidCentury ranch with its big yard. It's relatively quiet here with 5 parks within a 5 to 12 minute walk. Neighbors are down to earth and friendly.

There is a bit of background noise from planes and I-84 but it's not too bad. It's quieter in the evening and on weekends. It's a breeze to drive to downtown and the Gorge.

Russell is mostly residential, but everything you need is a short drive away. Transit access is somewhat limited. There are two MAX park and ride stations 5 minutes away and the 77 bus line on Halsey is fairly frequent.

There is evident pride of ownership and many longtime residents. There's not much in the way of nightlife. There's a great vegan grocery store (Food Fight) and cafe (Jet Black Coffee) with WIFI at 112th and Halsey. Western States Chiropractic College is an asset, with several health centers nearby.

The sidewalks aren't totally connected. Bike / ped projects planned to improve safety by 2021.
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