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The City of Portland had a population of 401 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Portland, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 401
Daytime Population: Workers 107
Daytime Population: Residents 265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 401
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 373
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $27,236
Average Household Income $46,868
Per Capita Income $19,786


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $48,881
Average Home Value $116,412


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.96% -0.97%
Households -0.91% -0.93%
Families -1.67% -1.14%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Portland, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 333 39th
Population Density # 311 43rd
Diversity Index # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 499 8th
Per Capita Income # 331 39th

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