Portland, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Portland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 3,987 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 42.8689 and longitude -84.8984 in Ionia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 1626934) 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, 2016.

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Portland, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,987
Population in Households 3,983
Population in Familes 3,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,505
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,681
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,169
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $140,498
Average Home Value $149,622


Median Household Income $58,775
Average Household Income $67,537
Per Capita Income $26,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.57%
Households 0.4% 0.56%
Families 1.9% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portland, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 203 71st
Population Density1 # 202 71st
Diversity Index2 # 492 29th
Median Household Income # 100 86th
Per Capita Income # 197 72nd

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