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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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South Portland is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 14,851. 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
14,851

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$458,461
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,331
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    112
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    279
    500
  • Theft
    1,669
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,033
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    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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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.
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It's very diverse in South East Portland. Great schools in most areas, friendly to the mental health community.
Lots of local business with friendly service and interesting atmosphere.