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Portland, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2015. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 33.2378 and longitude -91.5111 in Ashley County. 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. Ashley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 2404561) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Portland is located within Township of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ashley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Portland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 422
Population in Households 422
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $37,500
Average Home Value $48,333


Median Household Income $38,214
Average Household Income $46,912
Per Capita Income $19,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.53%
Households -0.1% -0.32%
Families -0.96% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 2015 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 # 332 39th
Population Density1 # 295 46th
Diversity Index2 # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 200 63rd
Per Capita Income # 197 64th

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