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Portland, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Portland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ashley County at latitude 33.2378 and longitude -91.5111. Ashley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Portland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Portland, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Portland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Portland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 427
Population in Households 427
Population in Familes 347
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $70,513
Average Home Value $109,643


Median Household Income $38,478
Average Household Income $49,084
Per Capita Income $20,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% -0.38%
Households 0.12% -0.21%
Families -0.78% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Portland, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 328 40th
Population Density1 # 296 45th
Diversity Index2 # 61 89th
Median Household Income # 196 64th
Per Capita Income # 181 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.