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Portland,OR index of house prices

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

Houses: 280,479 (263,774 occupied: 137,111 owner occupied, 126,663 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

38%

Housing density: 2,088 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $323,007.

Median contract rent in 2016: $562 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $706)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,701


Median gross rent in Portland, OR in 2016: $622

Housing units in Portland with a mortgage: 102,658 (2,584 second mortgage, 14,418 home equity loan, 356 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 34,453

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $103,918

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,210

Median monthly housing costs: $1,326


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Portland, Oregon Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $395,100 (it was $154,700 in 2000)
Portland:

$395,100
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $281,000 - $568,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $440,072
Here:

$440,072
State:

$356,344

Townhouses or other attached units: $370,849
Here:

$370,849
State:

$286,898

In 2-unit structures: $423,251
Here:

$423,251
State:

$383,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $256,721
Here:

$256,721
State:

$210,872

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $464,017
Here:

$464,017
State:

$328,829

Mobile homes: $159,838
Here:

$159,838
State:

$145,227
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1971

Household type by relationship:

Households: 639,635
  • In family households: 435,479 (66,033 male householders, 69,786 female householders)
    100,845 spouses, 145,288 children (137,506 natural, 3,419 adopted, 4,363 stepchildren), 6,767 grandchildren, 6,910 brothers or sisters, 7,490 parents, 10,818 other relatives, 21,542 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 187,787 (57,483 male householders (38,574 living alone)), 70,472 female householders (51,527 living alone)), 59,832 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,369

Size of family households: 61,121 2-persons, 32,344 3-persons, 25,854 4-persons, 9,727 5-persons, 3,805 6-persons, 2,968 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 90,101 1-person, 30,063 2-persons, 4,603 3-persons, 2,132 4-persons, 791 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

77,559 married couples with children.
29,064 single-parent households (7,621 men, 21,443 women).

80.8% of residents of Portland speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
6.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 87,599 (13.7%)
(46.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,452no bedroom
  • 5,6881 bedroom
  • 35,9832 bedrooms
  • 60,0903 bedrooms
  • 26,6844 bedrooms
  • 7,2145+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon:

  • 19,454no bedroom
  • 38,2401 bedroom
  • 43,4812 bedrooms
  • 18,2973 bedrooms
  • 4,8884 bedrooms
  • 2,3035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 5,242no vehicle
  • 46,2041 vehicle
  • 59,3562 vehicles
  • 19,2103 vehicles
  • 5,3254 vehicles
  • 1,7745+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

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

  • 30,851no vehicle
  • 63,2481 vehicle
  • 23,7732 vehicles
  • 6,1953 vehicles
  • 2,0534 vehicles
  • 5435+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland, Oregon:

  • 1,1421 room
  • 1,8152 rooms
  • 6,1653 rooms
  • 15,5904 rooms
  • 24,7515 rooms
  • 27,9486 rooms
  • 18,5657 rooms
  • 18,6698 rooms
  • 22,4669+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland, Oregon:

  • 16,4031 room
  • 17,7722 rooms
  • 25,0813 rooms
  • 27,0264 rooms
  • 21,0835 rooms
  • 9,9336 rooms
  • 3,7057 rooms
  • 2,4638 rooms
  • 3,1979+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Portland population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 19,001Less than $10,000
  • 12,103$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9,730$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11,615$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11,580$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12,141$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9,419$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11,430$40,000 to $44,999
  • 10,767$45,000 to $49,999
  • 19,651$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25,209$60,000 to $74,999
  • 30,067$75,000 to $99,999
  • 25,490$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17,067$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17,287$150,000 to $199,999
  • 21,217$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Portland, OR

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Portland, OR
  • 735Less than $10,000
  • 286$10,000 to $14,999
  • 335$15,000 to $19,999
  • 452$20,000 to $24,999
  • 262$25,000 to $29,999
  • 125$35,000 to $39,999
  • 350$40,000 to $49,999
  • 356$50,000 to $59,999
  • 78$60,000 to $69,999
  • 227$70,000 to $79,999
  • 134$80,000 to $89,999
  • 130$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,033$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,242$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,305$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,577$175,000 to $199,999
  • 13,000$200,000 to $249,999
  • 15,561$250,000 to $299,999
  • 29,826$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25,145$400,000 to $499,999
  • 27,925$500,000 to $749,999
  • 10,255$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,699$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 575$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 498$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Portland, OR

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Portland, OR
  • 899Less than $100
  • 896$100 to $149
  • 1,457$150 to $199
  • 1,428$200 to $249
  • 870$250 to $299
  • 1,737$300 to $349
  • 529$350 to $399
  • 695$400 to $449
  • 1,097$450 to $499
  • 2,520$500 to $549
  • 2,615$550 to $599
  • 3,559$600 to $649
  • 2,991$650 to $699
  • 4,721$700 to $749
  • 4,843$750 to $799
  • 13,604$800 to $899
  • 15,007$900 to $999
  • 23,373$1,000 to $1,249
  • 16,270$1,250 to $1,499
  • 16,408$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4,523$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,202$2,500 to $2,999
  • 534$3,000 to $3,499
  • 666$3,500 or more
  • 3,219No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 24,7922010 or later
  • 20,9232000 to 2009
  • 20,7431990 to 1999
  • 16,6201980 to 1989
  • 7,0021970 to 1979
  • 7,730Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Portland population
Portland commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,230
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 18,969
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 32,468
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 48,866
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 58,712
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 28,789
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 54,485
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 12,076
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 12,414
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 24,960
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 16,462
  • 90 or more minutes: 7,649
Portland, OR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 79.0%
Number of people working at home: 27,180 (7.8% of all workers)

Portland mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 303,685 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 39,916 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46,595 (10%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7,556 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7,607 (2%)
  • Railroad: 2,448 (1%)
  • Taxi: 5,804 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 21,392 (4%)
  • Walked: 20,254 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 27,180 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 22,365
 American: 19,857
 European: 17,061
 Irish: 13,769
 English: 13,436
 Ukrainian: 7,313
 Italian: 6,345
 Norwegian: 5,602
 Russian: 5,099
 Scottish: 4,411
 Swedish: 3,642
 British: 3,354
 Romanian: 2,655
 Dutch: 2,565
 Polish: 2,521
 African: 2,470
 Scotch-Irish: 2,331
 Northern European: 2,312
 Eastern European: 2,143
 Ethiopian: 2,024
 French (except Basque): 1,912
 Scandinavian: 1,707
 Somali: 1,593
 French Canadian: 1,151
 Welsh: 1,059
 Greek: 943
 Yugoslavian: 761
 Turkish: 724
 Danish: 702
 Hungarian: 691
 Croatian: 678
 Arab: 670
 Finnish: 656
 Czech: 653
 Iranian: 631
 Canadian: 631
 Swiss: 608
 Portuguese: 477
 Lithuanian: 402
 Lebanese: 394
 Israeli: 385
 Austrian: 338
 Brazilian: 274
 Latvian: 274
 Syrian: 257
 Celtic: 218
 Czechoslovakian: 213
 Egyptian: 193
 Slovak: 163
 Pennsylvania German: 152
 Australian: 150
 Nigerian: 147
 Haitian: 143
 Estonian: 135
 Iraqi: 130
 Serbian: 129
 Icelander: 127
 Palestinian: 119
 Moroccan: 118
 Slavic: 116
 Slovene: 114
 Belgian: 110
 Jamaican: 108
 Armenian: 105
 South African: 95
 Afghan: 95
 Cajun: 92
 Bulgarian: 78
 Ghanaian: 71
 West Indian: 67
 Senegalese: 63
 New Zealander: 55
 Jordanian: 54
 Kenyan: 51
 Zimbabwean: 50
 Basque: 49
 German Russian: 42
 Macedonian: 39
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 38
 Maltese: 18
 Belizean: 15
 Luxemburger: 13
 Albanian: 9
 Sudanese: 1

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

  • 17%Mexico
  • 11%Vietnam
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Ukraine
  • 3%Canada
  • 3%Russia
  • 3%Philippines

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

  • This state: 241,605
  • Other state: 301,270
  • Northeast: 41,979
  • Midwest: 63,854
  • South: 51,152
  • West: 144,285

79% of Portland residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Oregon.

Portland:

79.1%
State average:

81.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,698
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,209
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,211
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,879
  • 9th grade: 3,844
  • 10th grade: 1,706
  • 11th grade: 2,276
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,158
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 37,748
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,403
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,742
  • Associate degree: 15,889
  • Bachelor's degree: 66,341
  • Master's degree: 26,410
  • Professional school degree: 10,135
  • Doctorate degree: 7,091

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,109
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,516
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,484
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,980
  • 9th grade: 2,059
  • 10th grade: 1,657
  • 11th grade: 2,097
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,226
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 32,056
  • Less than 1 year of college: 13,289
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 35,410
  • Associate degree: 14,944
  • Bachelor's degree: 72,788
  • Master's degree: 35,006
  • Professional school degree: 10,178
  • Doctorate degree: 5,846

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • 21.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 20.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Portland marital status for males
Portland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 153,485
  • One, attached: 11,227
  • Two: 10,587
  • 3 or 4: 14,693
  • 5 to 9: 16,624
  • 10 to 19: 15,915
  • 20 to 49: 17,950
  • 50 or more: 36,636
  • Mobile homes: 2,957
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 405

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,683

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Portland:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Portland
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.0%)
  • Electricity (21.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Electricity (65.3%)
  • Utility gas (29.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,060
Here:

12.5%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,646
Here:

16.3%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,862
Here:

21.6%
Oregon:

14.8%

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)