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Portland, OR (Oregon) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $427,500 (it was $154,700 in 2000)
Portland:

$427,500
Oregon:

$319,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $315,900 - $615,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $495,055
Here:

$495,055
State:

$390,551

Townhouses or other attached units: $471,263
Here:

$471,263
State:

$331,364

In 2-unit structures: $336,926
Here:

$336,926
State:

$288,314

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $370,315
Here:

$370,315
State:

$273,421

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $462,459
Here:

$462,459
State:

$356,423

Mobile homes: $69,283
Here:

$69,283
State:

$137,934

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,350
Here:

$27,350
State:

$23,620

Portland,OR index of house prices

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

Houses: 284,258 (265,700 occupied: 142,543 owner occupied, 123,157 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

37%

Housing density: 2,116 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $672,997.

Median contract rent in 2017: $562 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $1,412)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,605


Median gross rent in Portland, OR in 2017: $622

Housing units in Portland with a mortgage: 103,611 (1,496 second mortgage, 12,963 home equity loan, 355 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 38,932

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $100,913

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $60,336

Median monthly housing costs: $1,374


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Portland, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1974

Household type by relationship:

Households: 648,121
  • In family households: 438,864 (65,912 male householders, 72,283 female householders)
    103,561 spouses, 141,626 children (134,110 natural, 3,488 adopted, 4,028 stepchildren), 11,983 grandchildren, 7,171 brothers or sisters, 7,773 parents, 10,553 other relatives, 18,002 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 192,612 (62,614 male householders (42,263 living alone)), 64,891 female householders (46,799 living alone)), 65,107 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,645

Size of family households: 63,099 2-persons, 31,082 3-persons, 26,088 4-persons, 10,801 5-persons, 4,765 6-persons, 2,360 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 89,062 1-person, 28,622 2-persons, 5,172 3-persons, 3,171 4-persons, 804 5-persons, 517 6-persons, 157 7-or-more-persons.

75,052 married couples with children.
29,231 single-parent households (7,017 men, 22,214 women).

79.9% of residents of Portland speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
6.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 89,050 (13.7%)
(49.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.6
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland, Oregon
  • 1,585no bedroom
  • 8,3201 bedroom
  • 34,1512 bedrooms
  • 59,4033 bedrooms
  • 29,0954 bedrooms
  • 9,9895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • 18,548no bedroom
  • 37,8721 bedroom
  • 41,8152 bedrooms
  • 17,9853 bedrooms
  • 5,4174 bedrooms
  • 1,5205+ 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
  • 5,422no vehicle
  • 47,6751 vehicle
  • 61,8322 vehicles
  • 19,1723 vehicles
  • 5,5924 vehicles
  • 2,8505+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in renter-occupied apartments
  • 32,369no vehicle
  • 56,5671 vehicle
  • 25,0702 vehicles
  • 6,1823 vehicles
  • 2,2964 vehicles
  • 6735+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon
  • 1,3911 room
  • 2,2722 rooms
  • 5,9153 rooms
  • 16,4474 rooms
  • 23,9275 rooms
  • 27,8706 rooms
  • 22,3307 rooms
  • 17,9738 rooms
  • 24,4189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon
  • 15,2321 room
  • 16,9392 rooms
  • 25,3373 rooms
  • 28,7764 rooms
  • 19,5915 rooms
  • 8,4246 rooms
  • 4,0847 rooms
  • 2,2028 rooms
  • 2,5729+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 19,780Less than $10,000
  • 23,221$10,000 to $19,999
  • 19,531$20,000 to $29,999
  • 19,832$30,000 to $39,999
  • 20,412$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19,448$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24,893$60,000 to $74,999
  • 35,062$75,000 to $99,999
  • 24,149$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15,539$125,000 to $149,999
  • 21,851$150,000 to $199,999
  • 21,982$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Portland, OR

  • Distribution of house value in Portland, OR in 2017
  • 750Less than $10,000
  • 560$10,000 to $14,999
  • 168$15,000 to $19,999
  • 145$20,000 to $24,999
  • 586$30,000 to $34,999
  • 62$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22$40,000 to $49,999
  • 496$50,000 to $59,999
  • 172$60,000 to $69,999
  • 158$80,000 to $89,999
  • 165$90,000 to $99,999
  • 509$100,000 to $124,999
  • 673$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,523$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,963$175,000 to $199,999
  • 9,009$200,000 to $249,999
  • 13,302$250,000 to $299,999
  • 33,857$300,000 to $399,999
  • 26,000$400,000 to $499,999
  • 36,208$500,000 to $749,999
  • 10,807$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,318$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 1,044$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,046$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Portland, OR

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Portland, OR in 2017
  • 1,357Less than $100
  • 560$100 to $149
  • 2,151$150 to $199
  • 1,764$200 to $249
  • 852$250 to $299
  • 1,231$300 to $349
  • 777$350 to $399
  • 1,822$400 to $449
  • 1,106$450 to $499
  • 1,561$500 to $549
  • 2,075$550 to $599
  • 2,293$600 to $649
  • 2,022$650 to $699
  • 3,867$700 to $749
  • 4,227$750 to $799
  • 9,723$800 to $899
  • 12,837$900 to $999
  • 26,250$1,000 to $1,249
  • 16,285$1,250 to $1,499
  • 18,460$1,500 to $1,999
  • 6,299$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,345$2,500 to $2,999
  • 903$3,000 to $3,499
  • 733$3,500 or more
  • 2,657No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.0%
Number of people working at home: 30,843 (8.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,646
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 18,935
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 32,454
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 50,154
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 61,563
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 27,599
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 54,657
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 11,526
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 14,320
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 27,924
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 17,063
  • 90 or more minutes: 5,574
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Portland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 307,442 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 44,763 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43,809 (9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7,904 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8,076 (2%)
  • Railroad: 1,513 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5,970 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 22,388 (5%)
  • Walked: 20,412 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 30,843 (6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 4.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 4.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Portland, Oregon
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Portland, Oregon
  • 20,4412010 or later
  • 22,2922000 to 2009
  • 24,6381990 to 1999
  • 16,6201980 to 1989
  • 7,0021970 to 1979
  • 7,730Before 1970
Ancestries in Portland, OR

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 20,734 (6.8%)
  • European: 20,613 (6.8%)
  • American: 19,412 (6.4%)
  • Irish: 13,866 (4.6%)
  • English: 13,171 (4.3%)
  • Italian: 6,110 (2.0%)
  • Norwegian: 5,667 (1.9%)
  • Ukrainian: 5,501 (1.8%)
  • Russian: 5,136 (1.7%)
  • British: 4,013 (1.3%)
  • Scottish: 3,880 (1.3%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,396 (1.1%)
  • Northern European: 3,351 (1.1%)
  • Dutch: 3,206 (1.1%)
  • Somali: 3,104 (1.0%)
  • Polish: 2,765 (0.9%)
  • Eastern European: 2,509 (0.8%)
  • Swedish: 2,305 (0.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,209 (0.7%)
  • French: 1,922 (0.6%)
  • Scandinavian: 1,887 (0.6%)
  • Romanian: 1,815 (0.6%)
  • African: 1,768 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 1,098 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 1,075 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 1,028 (0.3%)
  • Danish: 990 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 946 (0.3%)
  • Czech: 931 (0.3%)
  • Finnish: 830 (0.3%)
  • Swiss: 778 (0.3%)
  • Canadian: 601 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 544 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 493 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 454 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 428 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 414 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 407 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 403 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 398 (0.1%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 350 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 346 (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 269 (0.09%)
  • Armenian: 256 (0.08%)
  • Arab: 256 (0.08%)
  • Jamaican: 249 (0.08%)
  • Syrian: 222 (0.07%)
  • Iraqi: 214 (0.07%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 181 (0.06%)
  • Celtic: 177 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 173 (0.06%)
  • Macedonian: 168 (0.06%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 168 (0.06%)
  • Ugandan: 165 (0.05%)
  • Ghanaian: 151 (0.05%)
  • Kenyan: 151 (0.05%)
  • Zimbabwean: 143 (0.05%)
  • Australian: 142 (0.05%)
  • Nigerian: 124 (0.04%)
  • Albanian: 119 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 117 (0.04%)
  • Turkish: 109 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 107 (0.04%)
  • Moroccan: 104 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 101 (0.03%)
  • Jordanian: 92 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 65 (0.02%)
  • Estonian: 59 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 59 (0.02%)
  • Haitian: 57 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 55 (0.02%)
  • Sudanese: 42 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 39 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 39 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 31 (0.01%)
  • Afghan: 30 (0.01%)
  • South African: 25 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 24 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 23 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Portland:

16.0% (14,452)
Oregon:

37.7% (150,096)

Vietnam
Portland:

13.8% (12,484)
Oregon:

5.3% (21,011)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Portland:

8.0% (7,264)
Oregon:

5.0% (20,010)

Ukraine
Portland:

4.7% (4,260)
Oregon:

2.5% (10,155)

Ethiopia
Portland:

3.3% (2,966)
Oregon:

0.7% (2,829)

Canada
Portland:

2.8% (2,568)
Oregon:

3.7% (14,611)

Philippines
Portland:

2.8% (2,491)
Oregon:

3.3% (13,113)

Russia
Portland:

2.5% (2,242)
Oregon:

1.5% (5,970)

Cuba
Portland:

2.3% (2,103)
Oregon:

0.6% (2,395)

Korea
Portland:

2.1% (1,856)
Oregon:

2.8% (11,160)

Thailand
Portland:

2.0% (1,787)
Oregon:

0.9% (3,622)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Portland:

1.9% (1,716)
Oregon:

1.2% (4,958)

Japan
Portland:

1.8% (1,638)
Oregon:

1.6% (6,409)

Germany
Portland:

1.7% (1,567)
Oregon:

2.2% (8,867)

Laos
Portland:

1.7% (1,558)
Oregon:

0.9% (3,469)

India
Portland:

1.6% (1,455)
Oregon:

3.9% (15,606)

Burma
Portland:

1.5% (1,369)
Oregon:

0.4% (1,480)

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

  • This state: 250,044
  • Other state: 295,722
  • Northeast: 44,182
  • Midwest: 65,422
  • South: 44,001
  • West: 142,117

80.6% of Portland residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39.6% lived in Oregon.


Portland:

80.6%
State average:

83.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,824
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 922
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,928
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,807
  • 9th grade: 3,037
  • 10th grade: 1,035
  • 11th grade: 3,073
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,900
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 42,239
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,147
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,514
  • Associate degree: 15,722
  • Bachelor's degree: 70,270
  • Master's degree: 27,285
  • Professional school degree: 9,959
  • Doctorate degree: 4,638
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,310
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,055
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,815
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,679
  • 9th grade: 1,988
  • 10th grade: 2,839
  • 11th grade: 2,125
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,443
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 35,303
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,664
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,365
  • Associate degree: 16,211
  • Bachelor's degree: 71,429
  • Master's degree: 39,855
  • Professional school degree: 9,205
  • Doctorate degree: 5,045
Educational Attainment for Females
Portland marital status for males
Portland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 157,615
  • One, attached: 10,513
  • Two: 9,920
  • 3 or 4: 15,213
  • 5 to 9: 14,226
  • 10 to 19: 18,082
  • 20 to 49: 18,945
  • 50 or more: 35,728
  • Mobile homes: 3,507
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 509

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,300

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 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
  • 72.6%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portland, OR
  • 68.3%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,651
Here:

11.0%
Oregon:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,120
Here:

12.5%
Oregon:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,546
Here:

25.4%
Oregon:

16.6%
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