Portland, CT
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Portland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,391 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 101st largest community in Connecticut.

Portland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Portland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), sales jobs (13.26%), and healthcare (13.09%).

Also of interest is that Portland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Portland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Portland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Portland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Portland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Portland citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.27% of adults in Portland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $42,972, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,888 for a family of four. However, Portland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Portland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Portland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Portland include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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