Portia, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Portia, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Portia had a population of 408 as of July 1, 2017. Portia ranks in the lower 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 Portia is located at latitude 36.0849 and longitude -91.0711 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Portia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 262 feet.

The Town of Portia (GNIS ID: 2407151) 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 Town of Portia is located within Township of Duty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portia 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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Portia, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 408
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 316
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $36,562
Average Household Income $46,830
Per Capita Income $20,599


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $49,286
Average Home Value $58,333


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 125
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 -0.94% -1.05%
Households -0.92% -0.98%
Families -0.22% -1.15%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Portia, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portia 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 # 328 39th
Population Density # 338 38th
Diversity Index # 502 7th
Median Household Income # 303 44th
Per Capita Income # 279 49th

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