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Population in 2010: 5,862. Population change since 2000: +5.9%
Males: 2,717  (46.4%)
Females: 3,145  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
Connecticut median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 06480.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,436 (it was $55,949 in 2000)
Portland:

$70,436
CT:

$67,098

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,916 (it was $26,240 in 2000)

Portland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $237,404 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Portland:

$237,404
CT:

$267,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $915.

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  • Races in Portland, CT (2010)

    Portland races chart
    • 5,32790.9%White alone
    • 2053.5%Hispanic
    • 1612.7%Black alone
    • 951.6%Two or more races
    • 581.0%Asian alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone
    • 60.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Portland: 127.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Portland, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (16.5%), Irish (15.6%), Polish (9.3%), English (8.5%), German (7.6%), French (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1841

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 4.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,188 people per square mile   (low).

Portland,CT real estate house value index trend

Portland, Connecticut map

For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland CDP:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

252 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.6% Latin America).

This place:

4.5%
Connecticut:

13.9%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Connecticut as of June 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Portland to the number of sex offenders is 3,192 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,976 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,417 (2.2%)

Portland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (9.6 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (77.6 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (82.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Middletown, CT (1.6 miles ), Cromwell, CT (1.7 miles ), Rocky Hill, CT (2.4 miles ), Middlefield, CT (2.5 miles ), East Hampton, CT (2.5 miles ), Lake Pocotopaug, CT (2.6 miles ), Higganum, CT (2.7 miles ), Berlin, CT (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2001: 83 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2004: 76 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $339,200
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $304,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $240,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 72.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -999 (-17.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 476 (17.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Portland household income distribution Portland home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Connecticut average:

2.40
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Connecticut:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Portland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Portland, Connecticut

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Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Portland place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portland-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Portland center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.1 miles away from Portland center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portland topographic map

Birthplace of: Julius L. Clarke - Politician, Willard Gildersleeve - Football player and coach, Guy Hedlund - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Portland:

  • SAINT FRANCIS CARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (25 MARLBOROUGH STREET)
  • PORTLAND VISITING NURSES ASSN (309 MAIN ST)
  • PORTLAND CARE AND REHAB CENTER, (333 MAIN ST)

Heliports located in Portland:

Amtrak stations near Portland:

  • 9 miles: BERLIN (KENSINGTON, DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: HARTFORD (1 UNION PLACE) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • Wesleyan University (about 3 miles; Middletown, CT; Full-time enrollment: 3,517)
  • Central Connecticut State University (about 11 miles; New Britain, CT; FT enrollment: 9,989)
  • Goodwin College (about 12 miles; East Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 3,017)
  • Trinity College (about 12 miles; Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,355)
  • Manchester Community College (about 13 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 4,667)
  • Capital Community College (about 14 miles; Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,609)
  • Tunxis Community College (about 16 miles; Farmington, CT; FT enrollment: 2,787)

Public high school in Portland:

Public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

See full list of schools located in Portland

Library in Portland:

  • PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $645,458; Location: 20 FREESTONE AVE.; 70,256 books; 18 e-books; 4,589 audio materials; 9,601 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 202 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Gildersleeve Elementary is now just grades 3 and 4, the Middle School is now Brownstone Intermediate School, consisting of grades 5 and six, and the Middle School is now attached to the high school, consisting of grades 7 and 8. added by Thomas

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Notable locations in Portland: Portland Fire Department Company 1 (A), Portland Fire Department Company 2 (B), Portland Public Library (C), Emergency Resource Management (D), Portland Fire Marshal's Office (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Portland Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Portland include: First Congregational Church (A), Portland Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Portland Burying Ground (1), Swedish Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Hedstroms Ponds (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carr Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Portland: Indian Hill Avenue Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Riverdale Motel (1503 Portland Cobalt Road).

Court: Portland Town - Administrative Departments- Town Hall- Probate Court (33 East Main).

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.774. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.774
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.6%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 45.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.3%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
66 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Portland in 2000:

  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Portland (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Portland Branch at 255 Main Street, branch established on 1974/10/26. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Portland Branch at 269 Main Street, branch established on 1950/09/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Liberty Bank: Portland Branch at 245 Main Street, branch established on 1958/10/24. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Connecticut average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Portland CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,80018
Mainline Protestant15,01556
Evangelical Protestant3,97829
Other2,92111
Black Protestant9745
Orthodox851
None95,903-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Middlesex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Middlesex County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portland:

50.7%
Connecticut:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portland:

46.9%
Connecticut:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Connecticut:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portland:

19.9%
Connecticut:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.8%
Connecticut:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Connecticut:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Connecticut:

34.2%

General health condition:
Portland:

56.3%
Connecticut:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Portland:

77.5%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portland, CT Residents

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.02%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hartford County, CT  1.74% ($59,193 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.42% ($57,022)
from New London County, CT  0.50% ($61,318)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($732 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hartford County, CT  1.59% ($54,942 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.05% ($48,825)
to New London County, CT  0.50% ($49,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:

  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPOP (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLAT (910 AM; 5 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW BRITAIN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMMW (1470 AM; 3 kW; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP OF CT)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRYM (840 AM; 1 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT)
  • WXCT (990 AM; 3 kW; SOUTHINGTON, CT; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDRC (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:

  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESU (88.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMJ (88.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ST. THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)

TV broadcast stations around Portland:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUTH-CA (Channel 47; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Portland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $6,000Total costs
  • 8,015Total average daily traffic
  • 276Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,008Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Portland)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Portland, CT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PORTLAND CELL SIT, 213 High St (Lat: 41.580917 Lon: -72.623389), Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPOS650
    Assigned Frequencies: 18777.5 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019Registrant: Phone: (203) 287-1306
  • PORTLAND HS, Portland Senior Hs 95 High St (Lat: 41.580806 Lon: -72.621556), Type: Building, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQCL305
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2015, Expiration Date: 03/30/2025, Certifier: Charles E VannoyRegistrant: Portland, Town Of, 33 East Main St, Portland, CT 06480-0071, Phone: (860) 342-6715, Fax: (860) 342-6714, Email:
  • CT-HFD0143A, 74 Goodrich Lane (Lat: 41.608306 Lon: -72.591500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQMP322
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/12/2010, Expiration Date: 10/12/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portland)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: ROSSIGNOL NORMAN VARIEZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23NR , Serial Number: 159, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Norman R Rossignol, 33 Farrel Rd, Portland, CT 06480
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 494RK , Serial Number: W13DCB25020718
    Registrant (Individual): Ryan P Kelly, 95 Culver Ln, Portland, CT 06480
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6891H , Serial Number: 17265630, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/24/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Gary P Colby, 3 Strickland St, Portland, CT 06480

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$228,90917$167,594114$177,6385$82,6364$106,568
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$230,1000$015$154,2830$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$234,1152$193,98539$203,7100$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$227,0001$175,76021$167,4541$125,6501$265,940
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$169,5950$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5601.00 , 5602.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$211,6884$206,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$177,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$235,4700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5601.00 , 5602.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portland and their reported violations in the past:

PORTLAND WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 5,010, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
WOLF DEN STATE PARK/CAMPGROUND WELL (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WINCHESTER CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 34
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Portland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portland, CT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Portland, CT
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts3True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1

Portland compared to Connecticut state average:

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

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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
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  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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