For population 25 years and over in Portland:
For population 15 years and over in Portland city:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $392 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (60.6 miles , pop. 53,107).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (141.6 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (307.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Montrose, AR (2.1 miles ), Parkdale, AR (2.9 miles ), Jerome, AR (3.4 miles) , Wilmot, AR (3.6 miles ), Lake Village, AR (3.8 miles ), Hamburg, AR (4.1 miles ), Eudora, AR (4.1 miles ), Kilbourne, LA (4.5 miles ).
Latitude: 33.24 N, Longitude: 91.51 W
Area code: 870
Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-1.8%).
Work and jobs in Portland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Portland, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Portland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Portland city center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.
On 4/8/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Portland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Portland center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from Portland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ashley County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Fred Haas - Professional golfer, Lloyd Moseby - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Portland:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:
See full list of schools located in Portland
Public elementary/middle school in Portland:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.27. This is about average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.8. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. There were 109 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.52. This is better than average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.288. This is about average. There were 79 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. There were 35 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00814. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Portland compared to Arkansas state average:
Banks with branches in Portland (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Portland city (based on Ashley County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.90%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,818 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,733 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Portland fatal accident list:
Jun 10, 1998 11:05 AM, Gin St., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1992 12:58 AM, Griffinst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 17, 1982 05:11 PM, 278s1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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