Population and Demographics
These maps present an overview of some basic demographic and population estimates for the City of Portland. They show population characteristics for race, ethnicity, educational attainment, income and poverty levels by neighborhood area. These maps can provide insight into who lives where in Portland.
Population by Neighborhood
6a. Population by Neighborhood
This map shows the total population of Portland by neighborhood. SE Portland has the highest population at over 150,000 residents, followed by East Portland at nearly 140,000 residents. Central NE has about 46,000 residents, the least of any neighborhood area. Roughly 80% of Portland residents live on the Eastside.
Race and Ethnicity Population Estimates
6b. Race and Ethnicity Population Estimates by Neighborhood Coalition
This map shows 2009 population estimates by race for Portland, as well as the percent Hispanic for each neighborhood. In all categories, the Eastside is more racially diverse than the Westside. Hispanics are most concentrated in North Portland at nearly 15% of the population. NE Portland has the highest concentration of African Americans at 30%. The concentration of Asians in Portland are mostly within NE, SE, and outer East Portland, with a percent population of 11%, 10%, and 9% respectively. Whites are the most common race group citywide.
Educational Attainment by District Coalition
6c. Educational Attainment by District Coalition
This map shows educational attainment for Portland by district coalition for 2000. Southwest Portland has the most college graduates at 59%, while East Portland has the least at just under 15%. 20% of the population in North Portland and East Portland do not have a high school diploma. About 30% of the population city wide has had some college or has an Associate’s degree.
Foreign Born by District Coalition
6d. Foreign Born Population by District Coalition
This map shows the percent and total population of foreign-born people in Portland for 2000 by census tract. All but one census tract with over 20% foreign born concentrations are on the East side. East Portland has both the greatest concentration and the largest population of foreign born people. SE Portland also has a high foreign born population of 17,570. Although Central NE does not have a particularly large total population of foreign born people, the concentration by census tract is relatively high. Both NE Portland and NW/ Downtown Portland have fairly low foreign born populations and concentrations.
Income by District Coalition
6e. Income by District Coalition
This map shows the household income of Portland in 2009 by district coalition. Citywide, most households fall into the 50,000 to 99,000 income group. The median Household income is greatest for SW Portland at over $70,000 and it is lowest for NW/Downtown at about $41,000. Northwest/Downtown may be experiencing the greatest income gap: over 34% of the population makes less than 24,000, while over 20% makes more than $100,000.
Poverty by Household Type by District Coalition
6f. Poverty by Household Type by District Coalition
This map shows those households below poverty in 2000 by household type. These include married couples, male householder with no wife present, female householder with no husband, and nonfamily households. SE Portland has the most number of households living below the poverty level, while Central NE has the least. A large portion of those families living in poverty in NE and East Portland are female-headed households. Citywide, nonfamily households are those most often below the poverty level.
Households above and below the Poverty Line by District Coalition
6g. Households Above or Below the Poverty Line by District Coalition
This map shows the households in Portland above or below the poverty level in 2000. Again, SE has the most number of households in poverty, however, NW/downtown has the highest poverty rate at 19%. It should be noted that these data are from the year 2000, when the Pearl District redevelopment was just beginning, and that the NW area includes both a high concentration of single occupancy units, low-income and affordable housing, and also now condominiums.
Poverty by Census
6h. Poverty by Census Tract
|Portland Plan Atlas|
|1. District Baseline Information
|2. Metro 2040 Growth Concept
|3. Perspectives on Portland’s Urban Form
|4. Urban Form Directions and Trends
|5. Future Possibilities and Choices
|6. Population and Demographics
|7. Buildable Lands Inventory
|6. Population and Demographics|
|Population by Neighborhood|
|Race and Ethnicity Population Estimates|
|Educational Attainment by District Coalition|
|Foreign Born by District Coalition|
|Income by District Coalition|
|Poverty by Household Type by District Coalition|
|Households above and below the Poverty Line by District Coalition|
|Poverty by Census|