Portland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,186 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 106th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Portland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Portland is a blue-collar town, with 48.27% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Portland is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), healthcare (6.86%), and food service (4.86%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.94 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Portland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Portland, just 7.67% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $18,196, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,784 for a family of four.
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 English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.