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Portland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 12,176 as of July 1, 2016. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 36.5862 and longitude -86.5183 in Sumner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sumner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 2404562) 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 Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sumner County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Richland, Richland Station.

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Portland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,176
Population in Households 12,174
Population in Familes 10,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 854
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 4,390
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 3,215
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,851 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,539 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 462 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $135,909
Average Home Value $163,530


Median Household Income $49,340
Average Household Income $56,455
Per Capita Income $20,188
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.23%
Households 0.78% 1.15%
Families 0.8% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 47 89th
Population Density1 # 105 76th
Diversity Index2 # 153 65th
Median Household Income # 87 80th
Per Capita Income # 236 45th

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