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 36.30% 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 (15.71%), sales jobs (7.33%), and food service (5.64%).

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 12.61% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $20,512, 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 $82,048 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 French.