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Portland, OR (Oregon) Houses and Residents

Portland,OR index of house prices

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

Houses: 237,269 (223,752 occupied: 137,000 owner occupied, 116,820 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,766 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $501,996.

Median contract rent in 2015: $562 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $706)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,228


Median gross rent in Portland, OR in 2015: $622

Housing units in Portland with a mortgage: 84,480 (11,049 second mortgage, 10,857 home equity loan, 436 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27,816

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $90,243

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,292

Median monthly housing costs: $1,236


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Portland, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $348,300 (it was $154,700 in 2000)
Portland:

$348,300
Oregon:

$264,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $244,000 - $490,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $402,758
Here:

$402,758
State:

$332,215

Townhouses or other attached units: $331,288
Here:

$331,288
State:

$255,740

In 2-unit structures: $396,502
Here:

$396,502
State:

$277,559

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $270,188
Here:

$270,188
State:

$254,081

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $416,204
Here:

$416,204
State:

$317,749

Mobile homes: $44,390
Here:

$44,390
State:

$113,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,744
Here:

$1,744
State:

$69,169
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1968

Household type by relationship:

Households: 514,023
  • In family households: 374,611 (83,079 male householders, 36,733 female householders)
    88,576 spouses, 126,284 children (115,845 natural, 4,618 adopted, 5,821 stepchildren), 6,361 grandchildren, 6,220 brothers or sisters, 3,688 parents, 8,273 other relatives, 15,397 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 139,412 (50,073 male householders (35,194 living alone)), 54,102 female householders (42,087 living alone)), 35,237 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15,002 (5,437 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 52,591 2-persons, 28,033 3-persons, 21,813 4-persons, 9,875 5-persons, 4,304 6-persons, 3,196 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 77,281 1-person, 21,669 2-persons, 3,552 3-persons, 1,152 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 120 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

68,425 married couples with children.
30,222 single-parent households (6,782 men, 23,440 women).

83.1% of residents of Portland speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
5.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
5.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 68,976 (13.0%)
(35.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.6
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland, Oregon:

  • 856no bedroom
  • 6,5971 bedroom
  • 34,8542 bedrooms
  • 54,7633 bedrooms
  • 21,7574 bedrooms
  • 5,9555+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon:

  • 14,647no bedroom
  • 33,1311 bedroom
  • 34,7442 bedrooms
  • 12,8463 bedrooms
  • 2,7154 bedrooms
  • 8875+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 6,004no vehicle
  • 42,0261 vehicle
  • 54,6452 vehicles
  • 16,7473 vehicles
  • 3,9404 vehicles
  • 1,4205+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Cars and other vehicles available in Portland in renter-occupied apartments

  • 25,369no vehicle
  • 46,9921 vehicle
  • 20,7982 vehicles
  • 4,0993 vehicles
  • 1,2124 vehicles
  • 5005+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon:

  • 5721 room
  • 1,9012 rooms
  • 5,8503 rooms
  • 12,9114 rooms
  • 24,7985 rooms
  • 27,2866 rooms
  • 21,1567 rooms
  • 14,7998 rooms
  • 15,5099+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon:

  • 11,2591 room
  • 15,3432 rooms
  • 20,4493 rooms
  • 23,5374 rooms
  • 15,0125 rooms
  • 7,1206 rooms
  • 3,2757 rooms
  • 1,7068 rooms
  • 1,2699+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 household income distribution

  • Portland, OR household income distribution
  • 22,245Less than $10,000
  • 14,023$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14,239$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15,584$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15,257$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15,929$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14,272$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13,166$40,000 to $44,999
  • 11,200$45,000 to $49,999
  • 21,239$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23,277$60,000 to $74,999
  • 20,667$75,000 to $99,999
  • 9,909$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,826$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,761$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,393$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Portland, OR

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Portland, OR
  • 1,301Less than $10,000
  • 358$10,000 to $14,999
  • 257$15,000 to $19,999
  • 303$20,000 to $24,999
  • 348$25,000 to $29,999
  • 148$30,000 to $34,999
  • 81$35,000 to $39,999
  • 240$40,000 to $49,999
  • 338$50,000 to $59,999
  • 378$60,000 to $69,999
  • 188$70,000 to $79,999
  • 86$80,000 to $89,999
  • 77$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,556$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,318$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,719$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,172$175,000 to $199,999
  • 17,484$200,000 to $249,999
  • 17,492$250,000 to $299,999
  • 30,375$300,000 to $399,999
  • 20,413$400,000 to $499,999
  • 22,605$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6,542$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,138$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 632$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 451$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Portland, OR

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Portland, OR
  • 331Less than $100
  • 1,478$100 to $149
  • 1,807$150 to $199
  • 1,988$200 to $249
  • 1,083$250 to $299
  • 886$300 to $349
  • 1,345$350 to $399
  • 1,187$400 to $449
  • 772$450 to $499
  • 2,278$500 to $549
  • 2,725$550 to $599
  • 4,315$600 to $649
  • 5,405$650 to $699
  • 5,555$700 to $749
  • 7,421$750 to $799
  • 15,489$800 to $899
  • 10,867$900 to $999
  • 19,082$1,000 to $1,249
  • 12,484$1,250 to $1,499
  • 10,370$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4,279$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,476$2,500 to $2,999
  • 820$3,000 to $3,499
  • 260$3,500 or more
  • 3,117No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 21,6631995 to March 2000
  • 15,9611990 to 1994
  • 9,6561985 to 1989
  • 6,9641980 to 1984
  • 4,9221975 to 1979
  • 2,0801970 to 1974
  • 1,7881965 to 1969
  • 5,942Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Portland commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 6,136
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,707
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 38,364
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 50,423
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 50,112
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 17,722
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 36,736
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 5,128
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 7,901
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 12,603
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 8,131
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,253
Portland, OR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 77.6%
Number of people working at home: 11,780 (4.3% of all workers)

Portland mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 172,491 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 32,197 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30,492 (11%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,195 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,039 (0%)
  • Railroad: 446 (0%)
  • Taxi: 238 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 480 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,775 (2%)
  • Walked: 14,192 (5%)
  • Other means: 1,671 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 11,780 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 116,409
 German: 67,317
 Irish: 38,906
 English: 38,782
 United States or American: 20,367
 Norwegian: 17,690
 Italian: 15,760
 Swedish: 10,936
 European: 10,805
 Scottish: 10,248
 French (except Basque): 9,971
 Russian: 7,754
 Scotch-Irish: 7,673
 Polish: 6,295
 Dutch: 5,938
 Ukrainian: 5,228
 Subsaharan African:: 4,035
 Danish: 3,661
 Romanian: 3,359
 Welsh: 3,203
 French Canadian: 3,133
 British: 3,092
 Finnish: 2,769
 Swiss: 2,416
 African: 1,962
 Greek: 1,954
 Arab:: 1,758
 Scandinavian: 1,726
 Czech: 1,570
 Canadian: 1,570
 Northern European: 1,389
 Hungarian: 1,341
 Portuguese: 1,183
 Austrian: 1,173
 Yugoslavian: 1,077
 Croatian: 883
 Ethiopian: 819
 Eastern European: 812
 Czechoslovakian: 801
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 662
 Lebanese: 651
 Lithuanian: 641
 Iranian: 545
 Somalian: 390
 Celtic: 385
 Belgian: 382
 Arab/Arabic: 353
 Armenian: 329
 Latvian: 313
 Nigerian: 303
 Australian: 291
 Slovak: 274
 Syrian: 257
 Basque: 241
 Other Subsaharan African: 239
 Jamaican: 230
 Pennsylvania German: 211
 Brazilian: 204
 Haitian: 195
 Icelander: 169
 Albanian: 165
 Slavic: 162
 German Russian: 156
 Slovene: 146
 Other Arab: 136
 Palestinian: 127
 Estonian: 123
 Luxemburger: 121
 Egyptian: 120
 Turkish: 111
 Serbian: 108
 West Indian: 105
 Israeli: 95
 Kenyan: 82
 Afghan: 78
 South African: 76
 Iraqi: 72
 Bulgarian: 72
 Sierra Leonean: 69
 Macedonian: 64
 Alsatian: 58
 Acadian/Cajun: 46
 New Zealander: 37
 Liberian: 31
 Moroccan: 29
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 29
 Ghanian: 25
 British West Indian: 23
 Sudanese: 22
 Belizean: 22
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 22
 Jordanian: 13
 Senegalese: 12
 Dutch West Indian: 12
 Other West Indian: 12
 Barbadian: 7
 Maltese: 7
 Cypriot: 6
 Zairian: 5
 Bahamian: 5
 Carpatho Rusyn: 4

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

  • 19%Mexico
  • 14%Vietnam
  • 6%Ukraine
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Russia
  • 3%Laos

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

  • This state: 232,518
  • Northeast: 24,675
  • Midwest: 56,697
  • South: 32,990
  • West: 107,391

47% of Portland residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Oregon.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,235
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 764
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,198
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,893
  • 9th grade: 2,498
  • 10th grade: 4,076
  • 11th grade: 3,615
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,204
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 39,044
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,846
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 31,893
  • Associate degree: 10,692
  • Bachelor's degree: 37,821
  • Master's degree: 12,006
  • Professional school degree: 6,233
  • Doctorate degree: 2,625

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,456
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 873
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,027
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,298
  • 9th grade: 2,767
  • 10th grade: 4,082
  • 11th grade: 4,139
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,001
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 41,903
  • Less than 1 year of college: 15,721
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 31,365
  • Associate degree: 10,563
  • Bachelor's degree: 39,500
  • Master's degree: 14,688
  • Professional school degree: 3,906
  • Doctorate degree: 1,919

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 15.0%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 10.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 11.0%Females
Portland marital status for males
Portland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 143,174
  • One, attached: 6,306
  • Two: 10,108
  • 3 or 4: 12,039
  • 5 to 9: 11,764
  • 10 to 19: 13,994
  • 20 to 49: 15,275
  • 50 or more: 20,845
  • Mobile homes: 3,262
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 502

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,200

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Portland:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 58.4%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 57.8%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,849
Here:

11.9%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,630
Here:

10.8%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,406
Here:

29.3%
Oregon:

16.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)