Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
St. Johns is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 19,167. St. Johns is in Multnomah County. Living in St. Johns offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Johns there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in St. Johns and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in St. Johns are above average.
About St. Johns...
Population
19,167

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$236,051
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for St. Johns
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

St. Johns Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    80
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    531
    500
  • Theft
    2,344
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    606
    284
Home Security Options for St. Johns
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,150
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
Places like St. Johns
More

St. Johns Reviews

8
All Categories
St. John's is a great little neighborhood in north Portland. There is a great food, music and entertainment scene. One thing that is very unique about St. John's is the support for our local businesses, many places in the neighborhood are family owned and operated and it creates a homey feel. Everything is extremely accessible and there is lots to do! From Cathedral Park under the St. John's bridge to catching a movie at the local theater or attending one of the many delicious restaurants and food carts in the area.
Start Your Review of St. Johns
Rate It!
St. John's is a beautiful small town within the city. That being said, there are a few negatives that must be said up front: there is a HUGE homelessness/crime/drug problem here and throughout Portland. I'm baffled by how blatant the issues are but not nearly enough is being done. The home values/real estate market here is skyrocketing but it feels like a bubble waiting to burst. If it's not a bubble bursting, it's an influx of non-Oregonians coming from costlier cities changing the entire vibe here. Aside from all THAT, it's awesome here. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, descent food here and there, tons of parks and lots of outdoorsy types :-)
I have been living in St. Johns for 3 years. It is a wonderful part of town and includes everything you need! It is getting expensive though, and I'm sure I will be priced out pretty soon!