Portland is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,923 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 243rd largest community in Michigan.
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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (21.74%), food service (12.22%), and sales jobs (11.23%).
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.
Being a small city, Portland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Portland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Portland, 24.78% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $23,490, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,960 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, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.