Woodlawn, Portland, Oregon

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Woodlawn Methodist Church
Woodlawn is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°34′18″N 122°39′06″W / 45.57179°N 122.65177°W / 45.57179; -122.65177Coordinates: 45°34′18″N 122°39′06″W / 45.57179°N 122.65177°W / 45.57179; -122.65177
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Woodlawn Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
 • Total 0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 4,889
 • Density 6,700/sq mi (2,600/km2)
 • No. of households 1854
 • Occupancy rate 93% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 1231 households (66%)
 • Renting 623 households (34%)
 • Avg. household size 2.64 persons

Woodlawn is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders Sunderland on the north, Concordia on the east, King and Vernon on the south, and Piedmont on the west.

Most residents of Woodlawn are members of minority groups; in the 2000 census, 43.0% of residents identified themselves as African-American, 35.0% as white, 8.5% as Hispanic, and 10.1% other categories.

Like other neighborhoods in the NE quadrant of Portland, Woodlawn is undergoing a period of gentrification. For example, on the 12th avenue block between Ainsworth and Holman streets, 15 houses are owner-occupied while 5 are tenant-occupied.

Most homes in Woodlawn are working-class style, small bungalows, unlike the neighboring King and Piedmont neighborhoods.


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