Portland, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Portland, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 6,277 as of July 1, 2018. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 40.4377 and longitude -84.9835 in Jay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 2396259) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Portland is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jay County.

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Portland, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,277
Population in Households 6,105
Population in Familes 4,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density2 1,263
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $35,986
Average Household Income $46,518
Per Capita Income $19,919


Total Housing Units 3,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,604 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,018 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $80,767
Average Home Value $91,651


Total Households 2,621
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,626
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% -0.13%
Households 0.06% -0.18%
Families 0.04% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Portland, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 84th
Population Density # 359 47th
Diversity Index # 125 82nd
Median Household Income # 651 4th
Per Capita Income # 615 10th

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