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 17,268 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Portland is the 167th largest community in Texas.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portland who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), management occupations (13.19%), and teaching (7.77%).
Portland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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: 27.09% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Portland in 2018 was $35,592, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,368 for a family of four. However, Portland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Portland is an extremely 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 Asian. Portland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Portland include German, Irish, English, French, and European.
The most common language spoken in Portland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.