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Portland, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Portland had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2017. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 40.9217 and longitude -75.0975 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Borough of Portland (GNIS ID: 1215501) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Columbia Station, Dills Ferry, Dillsferry, Hiblertown, Marshfield, New Market.

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Portland, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 559
Daytime Population: Workers 367
Daytime Population: Residents 327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 558
Population in Familes 472
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,139
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $67,026
Average Household Income $86,988
Per Capita Income $32,309


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $228,846
Average Home Value $292,876


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.88%
Households 0.9% 0.91%
Families 3.25% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Portland, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1263 28th
Population Density # 1010 43rd
Diversity Index # 332 81st
Median Household Income # 281 84th
Per Capita Income # 363 79th

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