Portola, California Population 2024

1,907

Portola is a city located in Plumas County California. Portola has a 2024 population of 1,907. Portola is currently declining at a rate of -3.39% annually and its population has decreased by -8.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,094 in 2020.

The average household income in Portola is $73,922 with a poverty rate of 21.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Portola is 39.6 years, 49.4 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Portola Demographics

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

  • White: 90.73%
  • Two or more races: 8.03%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
352.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.93% (-187)
The current population of Portola, California is 1,907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,094.

Portola, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,20290.73%
Two or more races1958.03%
Native American130.54%
Asian100.41%
Other race70.29%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Portola Population by Race

Portola Population Pyramid 2024

Portola Median Age

39.6

Total

49.4

Male

36.6

Female

Portola Adults

There are 1,827 adults, (396 of whom are seniors) in Portola.

Portola Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Portola Sex Ratio

Female1,34955.58%
Male1,07844.42%

Portola Population by Age

Portola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0442.2852.347.7
Non Family4391.147.452.6
Married4202.8174.825.2
Female1653.182.497.6
Male209.41000
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Portola Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Portola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portola Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Portola Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,881

Average Earnings

$67,344

Average Male

$23,906

Average Female

Portola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portola Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Portola Language

85.27% of Portola residents speak only English, while 14.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.27% of the population.

Portola Language

Portola Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,84637620.37%
Hispanic4539621.19%
Multiple1957236.92%
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21.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.97%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portola is Multiple, with 36.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portola is White, with 20.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 16.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.16%.

Portola Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade90.36%
Some College18.57%
High School6.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
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Portola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed77.78%
Female Unemployed52%
Female Employed11%
Male Employed3.74%
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Portola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portola Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Portola Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Portola Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Portola 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.

Portola Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Portola Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

166

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Portola Veterans by War

count

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Portola Veterans by Age

count

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Portola Veterans by Race

Portola Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portola Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Portola Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Portola Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Portola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.84%

Born in Portola

91.06%

Native Born

8.94%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

5.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.06% of Portola residents were born in the United States, with 65.84% having been born in California. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Portola Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,572-67-4.09%
20281,639-67-3.93%
20271,706-67-3.78%
20261,773-67-3.64%
20251,840-67-3.51%
20241,907-67-3.39%
20231,974-67-3.28%
20222,041-67-3.18%
20212,108140.67%
20202,0941698.78%
20191,925191%
20181,906120.63%
20171,894-5-0.26%
20161,899221.17%
20151,877-24-1.26%
20141,901-32-1.66%
20131,933-53-2.67%
20121,986-44-2.17%
20112,030-33-1.6%
20102,063
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Portola Population by Year