Best Home Security Companies in Portland
HistoryPortland was named after a city by the same name in Maine. Portland Maine was named after and Island pertaining to the United Kingdom called the Isle of Portland. The city began to grow heavily during the 1830's as a result of the migration across the Oregon trail. The timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy. Its access to water also made for the easy transport of goods. At the turn of the 20th century is was known to be a center for organized crime and racketeering and was one of the most dangerous port cities at the time. Today, Portland is viewed to be one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the World. It is a great commuter city for cyclists and even walking, lots of locally grown and sourced farms and restaurants, innovative and convenient public transit and over 10,000 acres of public parks.
Population2015 estimates show a total population in Portland to be at 632,309 residents. Portland is the 26th most populous city in the United States. The Portland Metro area has an estimated 2,389,228 residents making it the 23rd most populous metro in the U.S. 60% of Oregon residents live int eh Portland Metro area.
Crime RatesAmong the largest cities and capital in the United States, Portland is toward the bottom of the list. However, its crime rates are higher than national averages. 2014 statistics show that for every 100,000 residents 473 were victims of violent crime, 4 were murdered, 43 were raped, 138 were robbed, 288 were assaulted, 5,235 were victims of property crime, 673 were burglarized and 4,013 were victims of larceny/theft.
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