Boise, Portland, Oregon facts for kids
Historic Mississippi business district street sign topper in the Boise Neighborhood
|• Total||0.43 sq mi (1.12 km2)|
|• Density||7,210/sq mi (2,785/km2)|
|• No. of households||1168|
|• Occupancy rate||90% occupied|
|• Owner-occupied||525 households (45%)|
|• Renting||643 households (55%)|
|• Avg. household size||2.67 persons|
Boise is a neighborhood in the North and Northeast sections of Portland, Oregon. It is approximately bounded by Interstate 5 on the west, N Skidmore St. on the north, NE Rodney Ave. on the east, and N Kerby St. and NE Fremont St. on the south. The southern portion of N Mississippi Ave. forms the commercial core of the area. The neighborhood was named in honor of Reuben P. Boise, a Portland School Board member during the 1850s.
In the mid-20th century, Boise residents included a high percentage of African Americans, relative to other Portland neighborhoods. This changed rapidly in the 2000s. The 2000 Census recorded 48% of the population identifying as Black or African American, either alone or mixed with another race. By the time of the 2010 Census, this number had fallen to 26.6%, largely supplanted by Whites. This demographic change has accompanied rapid development and gentrification in the neighborhood.
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