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Neighborhood Statistics

These graphs are derived from Census data aggregated to neighborhood boundaries.

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Lents neighborhood is in outer Southeast Portland, located in the Johnson Creek watershed. It was founded by the Lents family, who farmed the region in the mid-19th century. In the 1980s the I-205 freeway was built along SE 95th Ave, cutting directly through the center of the neighborhood and transforming the once quiet residential neighborhood into a busy transportation corridor.

Currently, Lents is a rapidly developing single-family residential neighborhood and the town center is a designated Urban Renewal Area. The neighborhood has recently become more racially and ethnically diverse according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and is home to many recent immigrant populations.


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