The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Portland, OR For 2024

The richest Portland neighborhoods are Southwest Hills and Alameda for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In Portland
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Portland has to offer. Where houses go for over 4.16x the national median and household incomes are 3.14x the national median.

But where exactly in Portland do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Southwest Hills where the median income is a cool $172,903.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Portland out of 63 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Portland for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Southwest Hills looks to be the richest Portland neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,326,257. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Portland.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Portland For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Southwest Hills $172,903
2 Alameda $165,672
3 Eastmoreland $157,265
4 Forest Park $138,185
5 Hillsdale $126,414
6 Irvington $117,538
7 Bridlemile $117,312
8 Linnton $115,628
9 Sunderland $111,891
10 Homestead $103,449
11 Pearl District $102,361
12 Arbor Lodge $101,657
13 Hayhurst $100,939
14 Ross Island $100,139
15 Concordia $98,964
16 Richmond $97,974
17 Overlook $94,750
18 Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill $93,468
19 Roseway $92,378
20 Woodstock $91,722
21 Pleasant Valley $89,568
22 University Park $88,197
23 Woodlawn $86,659
24 Mount Tabor $86,375
25 Sellwood-Moreland $82,661
26 Reed $82,106
27 King $80,066
28 Maplewood-Ashcreek $79,174
29 Center $78,398
30 Brooklyn $78,382
31 Boise $78,122
32 South Tabor $77,546
33 Mount Scott $77,163
34 Kenton $76,704
35 Cathedral Park $76,628
36 Northwest $76,223
37 Argay $75,251
38 Wilkes $73,738
39 Bridgeton $73,450
40 Hosford $71,902
41 Lents $70,070
42 Creston-Kenilworth $68,844
43 Cully $68,454
44 Brentwood-Darlington $67,974
45 Far Southwest $67,612
46 Government Island $67,280
47 Eliot $66,836
48 Madison South $66,078
49 Buckman $65,544
50 Montavilla $65,253
51 Lloyd $62,631
52 Haden Island $60,522
53 Saintjohns $60,428
54 Mill Park $58,057
55 Parkrose $58,037
56 Foster Powell $54,018
57 Hazelwood $53,042
58 Centennial $51,060
59 Kerns $50,693
60 Downtown $49,632
61 Portsmith $46,666
62 Powellhurst $40,114
63 Old Town-Chinatown $20,650

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Portland For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Portland.

We ranked every neighborhood in Portland by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Southwest Hills, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Portland.

The richest neighborhoods in Portland are Southwest Hills, Alameda, Eastmoreland, Forest Park, Hillsdale, Irvington, Bridlemile, Linnton, Sunderland, and Homestead.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Old Town-Chinatown.

The poorest neighborhoods in Portland are Old Town-Chinatown, Powellhurst, Portsmith, Downtown, and Kerns.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Portland.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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