Portland, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 423 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.4%
Males: 177  (42.0%)
Females: 246  (58.0%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71663.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,754 (it was $28,036 in 2000)
Portland:

$25,754
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,439 (it was $13,094 in 2000)

Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,369 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Portland:

$55,369
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $72,943; Detached houses: $66,398; Mobile homes: $97,078

Median gross rent in 2012: $441.

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Portland races chart
  • White alone - 261 (60.7%)
  • Black alone - 159 (37.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Portland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portland: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.3%), Irish (11.3%), United States (2.8%), Italian (2.5%), German (1.8%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1893

Elevation: 125 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile   (very low).

Portland,AR real estate house value index trend

Portland, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.8%
  • Divorced: 4.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Arkansas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Portland to the number of sex offenders is 142 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $392 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $390 (0.7%)

Portland satellite photo by USGS

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

Portland household income distribution Portland home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-1.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (61%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (39%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 87% 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 slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.5 miles away from Portland center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from Portland center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portland topographic map

Birthplace of: Fred Haas - Professional golfer, Lloyd Moseby - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Portland:

  • LAKE VILLAGE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)
  • RCG - LAKE VILLAGE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)
  • AAA SOUTHEAST AR CHICOT CO (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 30 miles; Monticello, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,130)
  • Delta State University (about 57 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 59 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 60 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 61 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 71 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 76 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)

Public elementary/middle school in Portland:

  • PORTLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 314 HWY 160 EAST; Grades: PK - 06)
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Notable locations in Portland: Portland Police Department (A), Portland Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ashley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Portland compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Portland (2011 data):

  • Home Bank of Arkansas: Home Bank Of Arkansas at 113 Highway 165 South, branch established on 1908/01/23. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $69.4 mil, Deposits: $62.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Home Holding, Inc
  • Parkway Bank: Portland Branch at 217 North Main Street, branch established on 2004/11/29. Info updated 2010/05/12: Bank assets: $117.7 mil, Deposits: $91.1 mil, headquarters in Rogers, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Parkway Bankshares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Portland travel time to work - commute Portland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Portland city (based on Ashley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.90%
Here: 79.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents58.9%14.9%8.2%3.5%3.4%
Congregations38.0%12.7%12.7%2.5%7.6%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.3%2.6%2.2%0.7%2.1%
Congregations6.3%6.3%2.5%1.3%10.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Ashley County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Ashley County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Ashley County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashley County:

34.6%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,629$33,7740$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,578$30,9360$0
Firefighters 0$0 10$40
Solid Waste Management 1$1,789$21,4681$709
Sewerage 1$2,352$28,2241$1,240
Water Supply 1$2,299$27,5880$0
Totals for Government 6$14,647$29,29412$1,989

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chicot County, AR  0.33% ($30,875 average AGI)
from Drew County, AR  0.30% ($33,091)
from Bradley County, AR  0.29% ($26,952)


5.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Drew County, AR  0.55% ($24,610 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.42% ($33,645)
to Union County, AR  0.40% ($28,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:

  • KAVH (101.5 FM; EUDORA, AR; Owner: JOEL J. KINLOW)
  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMB (99.5 FM; HAMBURG, AR; Owner: KENNETH WAYNE DIEBEL)
  • KZYQ (103.5 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KXSA-FM (103.1 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRKD (105.7 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KWLT (102.7 FM; NORTH CROSSETT, AR; Owner: SOUTH ARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUUZ (95.9 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portland:

  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

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
  • 2nd Blk Bain St (Lat: 33.237889 Lon: -91.510667), Call Sign: KNGQ733
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1998, Expiration Date: 05/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2003
    Registrant: Cochran, W W:cochran, Earl:cochran, Gary Dba Cochran & Company, Portland, AR 71663, Phone: (501) 737-2532
  • 300 Yds E Of Hwy 165 At N City Limits (Lat: 33.237611 Lon: -91.505667), Call Sign: KNFU834, Licensee ID: L00017344
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2003, Expiration Date: 10/18/2013
    Registrant: Ashley Chicot Electric Cooperative, 305 E Jefferson, Hamburg, AR 71646, Phone: (501) 853-5212

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 1/8 Mi E Of Hwy 165 4 Mi S Of (Lat: 33.187333 Lon: -91.524833), Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNET686
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.487 MHz, 928.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/1998, Expiration Date: 01/14/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2007
    Registrant: Saic, Inc./ Entergy, Inc., 425 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72203-0551, Phone: (501) 340-3116, Email:
  • PORTLAND, 100 Ft E Of Us 165 & .2 Mi N Of (Lat: 33.246222 Lon: -91.503722), Overall height: 126.2 m, Call Sign: WPJE862
    Assigned Frequencies: 6600.62 MHz, 6615.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/03/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 223-9222
  • PORTLAND, Mp-436.0, In Front Of City Hall In (Lat: 33.238444 Lon: -91.511222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQMG884
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.793 MHz, 952.793 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2010, Expiration Date: 08/04/2020, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 308AC , Serial Number: 545-2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): F A Pugh, 762 Highway 160 E, Portland, AR 71663, Other Owners: R S Pugh
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 500DT , Serial Number: 34-7770260, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Cochran, Po Box 85, Portland, AR 71663
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7093K , Serial Number: 20-199, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 3004 Portland Rd, Portland, AR 71663
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-66 SER (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 90430 , Serial Number: 602-0547, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Wilmot Airplanes LLC, Po Box 116, Portland, AR 71663

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Portland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portland, AR
Most common first names in Portland, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1380.5 years
James1271.6 years
George1075.6 years
Robert972.0 years
Willie874.2 years
John878.5 years
Mary672.8 years
Alma474.7 years
Joe473.7 years
Eddie472.7 years
Most common last names in Portland, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1271.3 years
Jones880.6 years
King781.2 years
Woods773.1 years
Robinson679.7 years
Bell662.7 years
Scott572.2 years
Moseby573.5 years
Gibbs573.2 years
Massey579.6 years

Portland on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
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