Portland, Texas Population 2021

17,236
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Portland is a city located in San Patricio County Texas. With a 2020 population of 17,236, it is the 167th largest city in Texas and the 2105th largest city in the United States . Portland is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 14.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,099 in 2010. Portland reached it's highest population of 17,284 in 2018. Spanning over 14 miles, Portland has a population density of 1,548 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portland is $99,517 with a poverty rate of 7.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,250 per month, and the median house value is $167,400. The median age in Portland is 35.9 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Portland Demographics

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

  • White: 93.76%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Portland, Texas is 17,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,284.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,099.

Portland, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,96293.76%
Asian3271.92%
Some Other Race2821.66%
Black or African American1901.12%
Two or More Races1761.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.18%
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Portland Population by Race

Portland Population Pyramid $2021

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Portland Median Age

35.9


Total

34.9


Male

36.2


Female

Portland Adults

There are 12,460 adults, (2,269 of whom are seniors) in Portland.

Portland Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Portland Sex Ratio

Female

8,485

49.84%

Male

8,540

50.16%

Portland Population by Age

Portland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All67.2%32.8%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Male42.9%57.1%
Female38.9%61.1%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9792.8367.2
Married3,5283.3782.4
Non Family1,4901.2748.9
Female7023.1738.9
Male2593.5642.9

3.28

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Portland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2992.66%
9th to 12th Grade4984.43%
High School Graduate3,10227.57%
Some College3,27729.13%
Associates Degree1,0269.12%
Bachelors Degree2,15219.13%
Graduate Degree8967.96%
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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
White6,5426,3482,213
Hispanic4,1863,678709
Asian27625451
Other Race1961668
Black18713552
Native American5757
2+ Races433623
Islander3117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 53.49%.

Portland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,007$53,429$34,322
Less Than 9th Grade$35,152$36,288$12,130
High School Graduate$36,076$50,352$28,935
Some College$38,676$58,906$26,235
Bachelors Degree$59,539$73,155$49,659
Graduate Degree$72,083$154,514$57,143

$44,007

Average Earnings

$53,429

Average Male

$34,322

Average Female

Portland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portland Language by Age

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Portland Language

77.20% of Portland residents speak only English, while 22.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.17% of the population.

Portland Language

Portland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3066146.60%
Hispanic6,9566098.76%
Other264228.33%
Black184147.61%
Asian32361.86%

7.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.18%

Male Poverty Rate

10.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portland is Hispanic, with 8.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portland is Asian, with 1.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.80%.

Portland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.39%
High School8.18%
Some College7.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%

Portland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.57%
Female Unemployed14.75%
Female Employed6.57%
Male Employed1.41%

Portland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,123$99,517
Families$87,854$106,151
Married Families$104,903-
Non Families$39,763$73,668
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Income by Household Type

Portland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Portland Marital Status by Race

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Portland Marital Status

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1,309

Number of Veterans

1,218

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam469
Second Gulf War443
First Gulf War414
Korea86
World War II38

Portland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54429
65 to 74308
75+241
55 to 64200
18 to 34131

Portland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,24910.75%
Hispanic3928.31%
Black2714.44%
2+ Races2338.98%
Other Race105.10%

Portland Veterans by Race

Portland Veterans by Education

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2.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portland Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

2.3%

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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70.85%

Born in Portland

94.51%

Native Born

5.49%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.51% of Portland residents were born in the United States, with 70.85% having been born in Texas. 3.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Portland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,236-16-0.09%
202017,252-16-0.09%
201917,268-16-0.09%
201817,284370.21%
201717,2475193.10%
201616,7281941.17%
201516,5341991.22%
201416,3351530.95%
201316,1823081.94%
201215,8742561.64%
201115,618420.27%
201015,5767490.49%
200014,8272,6031.95%
199012,2242010.17%
198012,0234,7215.11%
19707,3024,76411.15%
19602,5380.00%

Portland Population by Year