Richmond, Portland, Oregon facts for kids

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Richmond
Neighborhood
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Area
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,320
 • Density 8,910/sq mi (3,441/km2)
Housing
 • No. of households 4,972
 • Occupancy rate 96% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 2,990 households (60%)
 • Renting 1,982 households (40%)
 • Avg. household size 2.28 persons

Richmond is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders Sunnyside on the north, Mt. Tabor and South Tabor on the east, Creston-Kenilworth on the south, and Hosford-Abernethy on the west.

The northern edge of the neighborhood is part of the Hawthorne District.

Neighborhood parks include Sewallcrest Park (1940) and Ivon Community Garden (1978).

Richmond is named after Dr. Richmond Kelly, son of an early immigrant from Kentucky who held one of the donation land claims in the area, Rev. Clinton Kelly.

The Richmond neighborhood is home to Richmond Elementary School, the first of three which comprise the Japanese Magnet Program of Portland Public Schools. JMP students continue on to Mt. Tabor Middle School and then to Grant High School in the Grant Park neighborhood.


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