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Portland, OR (Oregon) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $445,200 (it was $154,700 in 2000)
Portland:

$445,200
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $338,800 - $624,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $508,071
Here:

$508,071
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $413,234
Here:

$413,234
State:

$360,411

In 2-unit structures: $476,246
Here:

$476,246
State:

$298,318

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $501,099
Here:

$501,099
State:

$326,793

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $481,795
Here:

$481,795
State:

$386,775

Mobile homes: $86,357
Here:

$86,357
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $155,728
Here:

$155,728
State:

$59,096

Portland,OR index of house prices

Total population: 619,360 (Urban population: 527,256, Rural population: 1,769 (16 farm, 1,753 nonfarm))

Houses: 298,837 (280,176 occupied: 150,724 owner occupied, 129,452 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

37%

Housing density: 2,225 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $571,936.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,124 (lower quartile is $908, upper quartile is $1,412)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,282


Median gross rent in Portland, OR in 2019: $1,244

Housing units in Portland with a mortgage: 108,838 (1,691 second mortgage, 16,001 home equity loan, 540 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41,886

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $116,038

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $73,046

Median monthly housing costs: $1,492


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Portland, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1954

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 653,467
  • Male householders: 139,236 (47,348 living alone), Female householders: 140,940 (50,708 living alone)
  • 103,654 spouses (100,276 opposite-sex spouses), 31,971 unmarried partners, (28,621 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 147,088 children (138,197 natural, 4,274 adopted, 4,617 stepchildren), 6,519 grandchildren, 5,732 brothers or sisters, 6,936 parents, 398 foster children, 7,046 other relatives, 47,310 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 16,637

Size of family households: 66,341 2-persons, 31,973 3-persons, 27,271 4-persons, 8,417 5-persons, 3,034 6-persons, 1,792 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 98,056 1-person, 35,170 2-persons, 5,883 3-persons, 1,257 4-persons, 724 5-persons, 151 6-persons, 107 7-or-more-persons.

74,520 married couples with children.
32,938 single-parent households (10,682 men, 22,256 women).

81.0% of residents of Portland speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
6.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 87,452 (13.4%)
(54.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.4
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland, Oregon
  • 2,089no bedroom
  • 6,4491 bedroom
  • 37,8392 bedrooms
  • 65,9523 bedrooms
  • 31,1104 bedrooms
  • 7,2855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • 22,875no bedroom
  • 41,1481 bedroom
  • 43,9322 bedrooms
  • 15,8633 bedrooms
  • 4,2644 bedrooms
  • 1,3705+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,653no vehicle
  • 49,4801 vehicle
  • 67,0912 vehicles
  • 20,0043 vehicles
  • 6,5654 vehicles
  • 1,9315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in renter-occupied apartments
  • 35,910no vehicle
  • 58,8191 vehicle
  • 27,4832 vehicles
  • 5,1543 vehicles
  • 1,6024 vehicles
  • 4845+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon
  • 1,4711 room
  • 1,4592 rooms
  • 8,1253 rooms
  • 19,6534 rooms
  • 26,8205 rooms
  • 29,8216 rooms
  • 23,2067 rooms
  • 18,1728 rooms
  • 21,9979+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • 20,2721 room
  • 18,5332 rooms
  • 28,0213 rooms
  • 28,0994 rooms
  • 15,7745 rooms
  • 10,2976 rooms
  • 4,0507 rooms
  • 2,4238 rooms
  • 1,9839+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Portland, OR
  • Portland, OR household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Portland, OR in 2019
  • 17,163Less than $10,000
  • 18,575$10,000 to $19,999
  • 17,493$20,000 to $29,999
  • 16,963$30,000 to $39,999
  • 20,791$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19,501$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27,203$60,000 to $74,999
  • 35,403$75,000 to $99,999
  • 30,237$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21,482$125,000 to $149,999
  • 24,658$150,000 to $199,999
  • 30,707$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Portland, OR

  • Distribution of house value in Portland, OR in 2019
  • 1,100Less than $10,000
  • 530$10,000 to $14,999
  • 187$15,000 to $19,999
  • 262$20,000 to $24,999
  • 424$25,000 to $29,999
  • 34$30,000 to $34,999
  • 265$35,000 to $39,999
  • 542$40,000 to $49,999
  • 107$50,000 to $59,999
  • 697$60,000 to $69,999
  • 63$70,000 to $79,999
  • 311$80,000 to $89,999
  • 87$90,000 to $99,999
  • 587$100,000 to $124,999
  • 291$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,228$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,271$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,968$200,000 to $249,999
  • 11,258$250,000 to $299,999
  • 37,256$300,000 to $399,999
  • 32,988$400,000 to $499,999
  • 39,424$500,000 to $749,999
  • 12,380$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,805$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 756$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 903$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Portland, OR

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Portland, OR in 2019
  • 529Less than $100
  • 774$100 to $149
  • 1,752$150 to $199
  • 1,538$200 to $249
  • 1,247$250 to $299
  • 397$300 to $349
  • 329$350 to $399
  • 446$400 to $449
  • 959$450 to $499
  • 2,220$500 to $549
  • 1,385$550 to $599
  • 2,863$600 to $649
  • 1,743$650 to $699
  • 2,723$700 to $749
  • 3,676$750 to $799
  • 7,439$800 to $899
  • 10,836$900 to $999
  • 26,052$1,000 to $1,249
  • 21,605$1,250 to $1,499
  • 26,289$1,500 to $1,999
  • 7,784$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,156$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,080$3,000 to $3,499
  • 475$3,500 or more
  • 3,155No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 79.5%
Number of people working at home: 33,516 (9.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,035
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 23,799
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 37,453
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 48,115
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 56,087
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 31,495
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 56,911
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 13,931
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 13,539
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 24,771
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 16,187
  • 90 or more minutes: 5,624
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Portland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 312,370 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 45,523 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 42,239 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4,308 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,338 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16,324 (3%)
  • Taxi: 5,835 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 18,657 (4%)
  • Walked: 23,167 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 33,516 (7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.5%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 5.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Portland, Oregon
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Portland, Oregon
  • 23,6452010 or later
  • 23,5762000 to 2009
  • 19,3671990 to 1999
  • 16,6201980 to 1989
  • 7,0021970 to 1979
  • 7,730Before 1970
Ancestries in Portland, OR

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 25,780 (8.2%)
  • American: 22,100 (7.0%)
  • German: 19,321 (6.1%)
  • English: 12,990 (4.1%)
  • Irish: 12,200 (3.9%)
  • Italian: 5,449 (1.7%)
  • Norwegian: 5,387 (1.7%)
  • British: 4,827 (1.5%)
  • Russian: 4,456 (1.4%)
  • Northern European: 4,369 (1.4%)
  • Ukrainian: 3,274 (1.0%)
  • Somali: 3,221 (1.0%)
  • Scottish: 3,174 (1.0%)
  • Dutch: 2,942 (0.9%)
  • Polish: 2,525 (0.8%)
  • Ethiopian: 2,478 (0.8%)
  • Swedish: 2,346 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,296 (0.7%)
  • Scandinavian: 1,941 (0.6%)
  • Eastern European: 1,868 (0.6%)
  • Romanian: 1,774 (0.6%)
  • French: 1,408 (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 1,215 (0.4%)
  • African: 1,130 (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 1,120 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 990 (0.3%)
  • Canadian: 984 (0.3%)
  • Danish: 960 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 903 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 803 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 764 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 716 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 702 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 690 (0.2%)
  • Yugoslavian: 638 (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 615 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 424 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 373 (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 367 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 348 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 347 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 335 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 328 (0.1%)
  • Kenyan: 310 (0.10%)
  • Belgian: 292 (0.09%)
  • Jamaican: 281 (0.09%)
  • Slovak: 273 (0.09%)
  • Israeli: 273 (0.09%)
  • Celtic: 231 (0.07%)
  • Armenian: 221 (0.07%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 204 (0.06%)
  • Australian: 201 (0.06%)
  • Iraqi: 184 (0.06%)
  • Macedonian: 156 (0.05%)
  • Ghanaian: 143 (0.05%)
  • Belizean: 140 (0.04%)
  • Lebanese: 138 (0.04%)
  • Nigerian: 127 (0.04%)
  • Egyptian: 123 (0.04%)
  • New Zealander: 121 (0.04%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 110 (0.03%)
  • Estonian: 104 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 104 (0.03%)
  • Ugandan: 100 (0.03%)
  • Syrian: 94 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 73 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 72 (0.02%)
  • Luxembourger: 68 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 61 (0.02%)
  • Afghan: 57 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 56 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 55 (0.02%)
  • Moroccan: 53 (0.02%)
  • South African: 53 (0.02%)
  • Zimbabwean: 42 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 39 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 33 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 32 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 28 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 25 (0.01%)
  • Senegalese: 21 (0.01%)
  • Palestinian: 17 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Portland:

14.5% (12,715)
Oregon:

35.2% (143,289)

Vietnam
Portland:

13.5% (11,838)
Oregon:

5.4% (22,169)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Portland:

9.2% (8,102)
Oregon:

5.6% (22,722)

Canada
Portland:

3.6% (3,128)
Oregon:

3.5% (14,279)

Ukraine
Portland:

3.5% (3,058)
Oregon:

2.2% (9,132)

Philippines
Portland:

3.0% (2,592)
Oregon:

3.5% (14,086)

Korea
Portland:

2.8% (2,470)
Oregon:

3.0% (12,329)

Russia
Portland:

2.6% (2,277)
Oregon:

1.4% (5,864)

Guatemala
Portland:

2.4% (2,113)
Oregon:

1.9% (7,692)

India
Portland:

2.1% (1,843)
Oregon:

4.5% (18,519)

Kenya
Portland:

1.9% (1,666)
Oregon:

0.3% (1,369)

Germany
Portland:

1.8% (1,543)
Oregon:

2.2% (8,969)

Thailand
Portland:

1.6% (1,369)
Oregon:

0.9% (3,592)

Japan
Portland:

1.5% (1,354)
Oregon:

1.5% (6,145)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 251,837
  • Other state: 304,008
  • Northeast: 43,573
  • Midwest: 64,392
  • South: 44,674
  • West: 151,369

80.8% of Portland residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39.4% lived in Oregon.


Portland:

80.8%
State average:

82.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,192
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 735
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,366
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,038
  • 9th grade: 1,855
  • 10th grade: 2,238
  • 11th grade: 2,304
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,518
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 40,690
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,849
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 35,325
  • Associate degree: 16,083
  • Bachelor's degree: 73,528
  • Master's degree: 28,692
  • Professional school degree: 10,497
  • Doctorate degree: 6,724
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,586
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,039
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,135
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,645
  • 9th grade: 1,440
  • 10th grade: 1,104
  • 11th grade: 1,460
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,201
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 32,641
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,933
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,973
  • Associate degree: 15,783
  • Bachelor's degree: 79,784
  • Master's degree: 41,075
  • Professional school degree: 10,749
  • Doctorate degree: 6,749
Educational Attainment for Females
Portland marital status for males
Portland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 162,931
  • One, attached: 13,089
  • Two: 11,201
  • 3 or 4: 14,481
  • 5 to 9: 13,856
  • 10 to 19: 14,964
  • 20 to 49: 19,073
  • 50 or more: 45,170
  • Mobile homes: 3,681
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 391

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,721

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Portland
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portland, OR
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 27.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portland, OR
  • 70.6%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,458
Here:

12.6%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,324
Here:

13.9%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,784
Here:

24.3%
Oregon:

17.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability