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Portland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 11,845 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.5817 and longitude -86.5164 in Sumner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Richland, Richland Station.


Portland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 11,845 (100%)
Population in Households 11,843 (100.0%)
Population in Families 9,884 (83.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 888
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $53,221
Average Household Income $64,401
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $23,169
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,135 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,169 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $142,435
Average Home Value $159,705
Housing Affordability Index3 227


Total Households 4,304
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.17% 1.15%
Households 1.14% 1.11%
Families 1.08% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
Owner Occupied HU   1.04%


Portland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 50 89th
Population Density # 99 77th
Median Household Income # 120 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 305 71st
Per Capita Income # 216 50th
Diversity Index # 140 68th

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