Portland, Indiana Population 2021

5,836
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Portland is a city located in Jay County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Jay County. With a 2020 population of 5,836, it is the 112th largest city in Indiana and the 4354th largest city in the United States . Portland is currently declining at a rate of -1.40% annually and its population has decreased by -6.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,223 in 2010. Portland reached it's highest population of 7,115 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Portland has a population density of 1,198 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portland is $47,693 with a poverty rate of 15.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $660 per month, and the median house value is $71,100. The median age in Portland is 38.3 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Portland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portland was:

  • White: 93.53%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Portland, Indiana is 5,836 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,085.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,223.

Portland, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,50593.53%
Asian1322.24%
Two or More Races1312.23%
Some Other Race641.09%
Black or African American530.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.02%
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Portland Population by Race

Portland Population Pyramid $2021

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Portland Median Age

38.3


Total

35.4


Male

40.9


Female

Portland Adults

There are 4,479 adults, (1,092 of whom are seniors) in Portland.

Portland Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Sex Ratio

Female

2,927

49.73%

Male

2,959

50.27%

Portland Population by Age

Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All61.8%38.2%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Male50.9%49.1%
Female33.5%66.5%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5742.2161.8
Non Family1,1831.2558.9
Married7992.9682.1
Female3642.9933.5
Male2283.2650.9

2.81

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Portland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2265.81%
9th to 12th Grade3659.38%
High School Graduate1,84347.38%
Some College74419.13%
Associates Degree40410.39%
Bachelors Degree1784.58%
Graduate Degree1303.34%
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Portland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6623,174308
Hispanic7663
Asian6834
Black4524
2+ Races394
Other Race1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.41%.

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,311$35,889$25,235
Less Than 9th Grade$25,192$20,125$30,404
High School Graduate$26,825$31,825$23,815
Some College$30,605$37,407$26,523
Bachelors Degree$45,875$54,375$39,286
Graduate Degree$$$61,875

$29,311

Average Earnings

$35,889

Average Male

$25,235

Average Female

Portland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portland Language by Age

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Portland Language

94.72% of Portland residents speak only English, while 5.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Portland Language

Portland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,07372714.33%
Hispanic30310935.97%
Other604981.67%
Black3232100.00%
Multiple7945.06%

15.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.83%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portland is Multiple, with 5.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.92%.

Portland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.04%
Some College13.23%
High School12.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%

Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.28%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed6.61%

Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,281$47,693
Families$49,213$59,259
Married Families$59,354-
Non Families$22,988$29,940
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Income by Household Type

Portland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Portland Married by Age and Sex

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Portland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Portland Marital Status by Race

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Portland Marital Status

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338

Number of Veterans

327

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam153
Korea43
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War27
World War II10

Portland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+117
65 to 74103
35 to 5457
55 to 6452
18 to 349

Portland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3357.82%
Hispanic31.09%
Other Race311.54%

Portland Veterans by Race

Portland Veterans by Education

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1.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Portland Employment by Age

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Portland Employment by Race

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Portland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.02%

Born in Portland

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

1.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Portland residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in Indiana. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Portland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,836-83-1.40%
20205,919-83-1.38%
20196,002-83-1.36%
20186,085-47-0.77%
20176,132-42-0.68%
20166,174-35-0.56%
20156,209-2-0.03%
20146,211-40-0.64%
20136,251-24-0.38%
20126,27540.06%
20116,271440.71%
20106,227-210-0.33%
20006,437-46-0.07%
19906,483-591-0.87%
19807,074-41-0.06%
19707,1151160.16%
19606,999-65-0.09%
19507,0647021.05%
19406,3621,0861.89%
19305,276-682-1.21%
19205,9588281.51%
19105,1303320.67%
19004,7981,0732.56%
18903,7250.00%

Portland Population by Year