The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Portland, OR For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Portland neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Portland.

Richest Neighborhoods In Portland

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably 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 3.32x the national median and household incomes are 2.51x the national median.

But where exactly in Portland do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Forest Park where the median income is a cool $138,185.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Portland out of 63 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Portland for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Forest Park looks to be the richest Portland neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,084,464. 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. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Portland. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Portland reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Portland and the worst neighborhoods in Portland. Or, for living around Portland, out the best Portland suburbs and the worst Portland suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Portland For 2021

Every city has it's 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 really 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 census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Portland by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Forest Park, was named the richest neighborhood in Portland.

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

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Portland ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Portland For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Forest Park $138,185
2 Southwest Hills $131,143
3 Bridlemile $119,354
4 Linnton $115,628
5 Alameda $110,249
6 Ross Island $100,139
7 Far Southwest $96,411
8 Hillsdale $94,739
9 Eastmoreland $94,644
10 Homestead $83,972
11 King $83,104
12 Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill $81,749
13 Maplewood-Ashcreek $79,174
14 Center $78,398
15 Concordia $78,174
16 Woodstock $76,433
17 Irvington $76,071
18 Roseway $75,634
19 Hayhurst $73,651
20 Mount Tabor $72,145
21 Hosford $71,902
22 Richmond $71,477
23 Arbor Lodge $69,712
24 University Park $68,728
25 Government Island $67,280
26 Argay $66,521
27 Overlook $66,513
28 Northwest $65,129
29 Sellwood-Moreland $64,873
30 Pleasant Valley $64,486
31 Cully $64,329
32 Woodlawn $61,828
33 Boise $60,547
34 Haden Island $60,522
35 Saintjohns $60,428
36 Pearl District $60,041
37 Brooklyn $58,775
38 Madison South $58,542
39 South Tabor $56,838
40 Mount Scott $56,753
41 Wilkes $56,404
42 Brentwood-Darlington $55,499
43 Cathedral Park $55,148
44 Kenton $54,400
45 Creston-Kenilworth $54,382
46 Foster Powell $54,018
47 Kerns $51,634
48 Bridgeton $50,927
49 Montavilla $50,326
50 Parkrose $48,714
51 Reed $48,087
52 Portsmith $46,666
53 Eliot $45,398
54 Lents $43,959
55 Buckman $42,765
56 Hazelwood $41,993
57 Centennial $41,022
58 Lloyd $40,808
59 Powellhurst $40,114
60 Sunderland $39,875
61 Mill Park $38,634
62 Downtown $35,908
63 Old Town-Chinatown $30,369

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