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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
South Portland is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 6,664. South Portland is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in South Portland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Portland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in South Portland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Portland are highly rated.
About South Portland...
Population
6,664

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$525,381
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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South Portland Rankings

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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
    111.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    279.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,669.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,719
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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South Portland Reviews

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Very average. There are some days that are peaceful and some days that are not, which is normal. Heading toward downtown, it gets very quiet, but down the south, on the other side of the river, it's nice. The road condition should be delt with.
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There is a lot of diversity in s.e. Portland which makes it culturally interesting. Downtown Portland is accessible by car, max or bus. There is an unfortunate amount of crime and living expenses are very high. Most jobs do not pay a living wage and we have a lot of taxes that make up for our lack of sales tax. There are also a lot of homeless people which is sad.
It's very diverse in South East Portland. Great schools in most areas, friendly to the mental health community.