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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Portland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (18.34%), teaching (12.10%), and food service (10.83%).
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.
Portland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Portland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.37% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $21,907, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,628 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, French , English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.