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Area Demographics and Housing Data

Housing data for our area:

  • Total housing units in 97215:  8,027

  • 97% are occupied, 3% are vacant

  • The bulk of units are 2 or 3 bedrooms (62%)

  • 63% are owner occupied, 36% are renter occupied

  • 25% of our mortgage holding population spends 35% or more of income on housing costs

  • 40% of our population who rent, spend 35% or more of income on housing costs

 

Population:

Population of our area (97215): 17,939

Population of Multnomah County: 735,334

 

Age:

In our area… 57% of the population is under 45 years old. 

In Multnomah County… 62% of the population is under 45 years old.

The MTNA volunteer board for 2019/20 is… 47% under the age of 45.

 

Sex:

In our area… 51% of the population is female, 41% is male.

In Multnomah County… 50% is female, 49% is male

The MTNA volunteer board for 2019/20 is… 47% female.

 

Race and Ethnicity:

In our area…92% of our population identifies as some amount of “white”

In Multnomah County… 82% of the population identifies as some amount of “white”

The MTNA volunteer board for 2019/20 is… 87% white.

 

In our area…1.6% of the population identifies as black or African American

In Multnomah County… 7% of the population identifies as black or African American

The MTNA volunteer board for 2019/20 is… 6% African American.

In our area… 6.7% of the population identifies as Asian

In Multnomah County… 9% of the population identifies as Asian

The MTNA volunteer board for 2019/20 is… 6% Asian American.

In our area… 1.3% of the population identifies as American Indian or Native Alaskan

In Multnomah County… 1.1% of the population identifies as American Indian or Native Alaskan

 

In our area... 3% of the population identifies as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

In Multnomah County… 1.1% of the population identifies as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

 

In our area... 6.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino 

In Multnomah County… 11% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino 

 

*Boundaries for “97215” are Burnside to the north, Division to the south, 41st to the west, and 82nd to the east. Boundaries for MTNA are Burnside to the north, Division to the south, 49th to the west, and 76th to the east.

The Census Bureau recognized boundary that most closely matches the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association's boundary is zip code 97215.*  When we write “our area” below, we mean “97215.” Data is taken from the 2017

American Community Survey done by the federal Census Bureau.

 

Please remember that the people who volunteer with MTNA do so out of an interest in participating in government, and building community with their fellow Portlanders... not necessarily to be an ambassador for their sex, generation, race, ethnicity, orientation or socio-economic level.