Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Wilkes is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 8,746. Wilkes is in Multnomah County. Living in Wilkes offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wilkes there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Wilkes and residents tend to be liberal.
About Wilkes...
Population
8,746

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,367
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Wilkes
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.

Wilkes Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    383.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    833.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    407.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,729
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
Places like Wilkes
More

Wilkes Reviews

3 reviews
I have recently moved near the Wilkes area and it is a very calm neighborhood, its great to take the dogs on a walk and get some fresh air.
Start Your Review of Wilkes
Rate It!
Most of the Local businesses in the area have quite friendly staff.
My current job is really friendly and flexible to work with.