Portland, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Portland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Portland had a population of 4,024 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,024
Daytime Population: Workers 1,895
Daytime Population: Residents 2,000
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,895
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 4,019
Population in Familes 3,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,519
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $60,577
Average Household Income $70,973
Per Capita Income $27,665


Total Housing Units 1,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,257 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $140,895
Average Home Value $155,068


Total Households 1,688
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,170
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 0.49% 0.51%
Households 0.4% 0.46%
Families 1.65% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 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 # 204 71st
Population Density # 201 71st
Diversity Index # 510 27th
Median Household Income # 100 86th
Per Capita Income # 202 71st

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