Portland, IN


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Living in Portland

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. Portland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

When you are in Portland, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.85% of Portland’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (12.36%), healthcare (5.71%), and food service (4.94%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Portland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Portland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Portland have a very low rate of college education: just 8.11% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $18,254, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,016 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.

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