Portland, TX
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Portland is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,116 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 167th largest community in Texas.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (13.76%), sales jobs (10.60%), and teaching (9.77%).

One of the nice things about Portland is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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: 25.60% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Portland in 2010 was $28,020, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,080 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. Portland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Portland include Irish, English, French , and Polish.

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

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