Portland, TN
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Portland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 12,323 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 50th largest community in Tennessee.

Portland is a blue-collar town, with 35.12% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Portland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (18.19%), food service (6.89%), and sales jobs (5.72%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Portland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Portland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.52% of adults in Portland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $20,724, 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 $82,896 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 German, English, Italian, and French .

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