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Overview
Population:585,888
Pop. Change:11%
State: Oregon
Metro Area: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton Metro Area
County: Multnomah County
City:Portland
Zip Code:97206, 97230, ... 27 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Portland's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton Metro Area

Profile: Large-city complex  Location: Northwest Oregon along the Columbia River and Oregon-Washington border Elevation: 39 Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about Portland, Oregon

As of 2014, Portland's population is 585,888 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.67 percent.

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The median home cost in Portland is $283,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.10 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 25.70% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Portland public schools spend $11,842 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Portland.

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The unemployment rate in Portland is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have Increased by 1.59 percent.


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Map Of Portland

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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Portland's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes