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ZIP Code 97203

Primary City:Portland, OR (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: St. Johns|North Portland
County: Multnomah County
Timezone: Pacific (6:07pm)
Area code: 971 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.61, -122.75
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 97203

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 97203. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 97203. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 97203, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Portland, OR

Stats and Demographics for the 97203 ZIP Code

ZIP code 97203 is located in northwest Oregon and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 97203 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 97203 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,042
Population Density 3,478 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,153
Median Home Value $226,500
Land Area 8.92 sq mi
Water Area 1.58 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,444
Median Household Income $42,585

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 31


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,2121,2362,448
5-99841,0021,986
10-149148891,803
15-191,2331,3742,607
20-241,5191,8413,360
25-291,2341,3712,605
30-341,4461,6373,083
35-391,3661,3482,714
40-441,0609962,056
45-498418031,644
50-548798721,751
55-597017861,487
60-645786291,207
65-69336423759
70-74230282512
75-79172218390
80-84106168274
85 Plus108248356

Gender

 Male 14,919 48%
 Female 16,123 52%
Gender

Race

 White 20,694 67%
 Black Or African American 3,265 11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 598 2%
 Asian 1,114 4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 386 1%
 Other Race 2,936 9%
 Two Or More Races 2,049 7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2464678742
25-341,2631,4212,684
35-441,6091,0692,678
45-541,1827941,976
55-641,1086101,718
65-74563305868
75-84346134480
85 Plus174124298

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,004 35%
 Single Guardian 2,467 22%
 Singles 3,206 28%
 Singles With Roommate 1,767 15%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,770 68%
 Households with Kids 3,674 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1263278541
2235267502
3217236453
4252223475
5211193404
6199219418
7218195413
8182208390
9174187361
10192203395
11193173366
12169183352
13166159325
14194171365
15155148303
16167157324
17171175346
18306345651
19434549983
20402496898

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 97203 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 97203 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 97203 real estate data, the median home value of $226,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 97203 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 97203 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 97203 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,333 94.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 17 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,659 5.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 33 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,278 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,031 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,135 42%
 Households Vacant 709 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 304 43%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 2%
 For Sale Only 144 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 41 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 183 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 113 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,136 21%
 2 Bedroom 2,428 45%
 3+ Bedroom 1,779 33%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $42,585 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 97203 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 97203 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 97203 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 97203 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,034 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,605 34%
 No Earnings 7,643 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,034 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,605 34%
 No Earnings 7,643 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,730 74.2%
 Public transportation 1,339 9.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 26 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,607 11.1%
 Worked at Home 763 5.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,479 15.1%
 High School Graduate 4,826 49.4%
 Associate's degree 701 7.2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,971 20.2%
 Master's degree 605 6.2%
 Professional school degree 138 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 47 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,828 82.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 469 8.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 554 9.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 97203

ZIP Code 97203 is in the Portland School District 1j. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 97203.

Astor Elementary School
5601 North Yale St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
Rosa Parks Elementary School
8960 North Woolsey Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
Csar Chvez K-8 School
5103 North Willis Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
George Middle School
10000 North Burr
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
James John Elementary School
7439 North Charleston Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
Sitton Elementary School
9930 North Smith St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Portland School District 1j
Arts, Communication & Technology School
6941 North Central St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portland School District 1j
Spanish-English International School
6941 North Central St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portland School District 1j
Pursuit of Wellness Education at Roosevelt Campus
6941 North Central St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portland School District 1j
Roosevelt High School
6941 North Central St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Portland School District 1j
Holy Cross Catholic School
Bowdoin St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Open Meadow High School
7654 N Crawford St
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Pathfinder Academy
8010 N Charleston Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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