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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
West Slope is a suburb of Portland with a population of 7,698. West Slope is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in West Slope offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Slope there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Slope and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West Slope are highly rated.
About West Slope...
Population
7,698

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$472,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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West Slope Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in West Slope

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,000
National
$55,322

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