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Portland, TN
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Portland profile


Living in Portland


Portland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 13,156 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 48th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Portland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Portland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Portland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), sales jobs (10.75%), and management occupations (10.14%).

As is often the case in a small city, Portland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Portland with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.46% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Portland in 2018 was $22,993, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,972 for a family of four. However, Portland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Portland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, German, English, European, and Scottish.

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