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Portland: Arrigoni bridge from the Portland side Portland: A shingle style victorian built in 1887 by E.R. Brown for Charles and Louisa Jarvis House. Charles father was secretary and treasurer of Middlesex Quarry Company. When that closed, Charles started his own Manufacturing business which today is Jarvis Airfoil. Currently being restored by Michael Gambaccini and Ian tovey to the Javis time. Portland: Autumn in Portland Portland: Pumpkin path
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Population in 2010: 5,862. Population change since 2000: +5.9%
Males: 2,786  (47.5%)
Females: 3,076  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06480.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $74,560 (it was $55,949 in 2000)
Portland:

$74,560
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,443

Portland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $233,192 (it was $139,800 in 2000)
Portland:

$233,192
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $281,923; Detached houses: $286,373; Townhouses or other attached units: $279,000; In 2-unit structures: $277,560; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $241,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $960.

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  • White alone - 5,327 (90.9%)
  • Hispanic - 205 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 161 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 95 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 58 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portland: 127.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.4%), Italian (15.4%), Polish (11.4%), English (8.0%), German (6.4%), French (3.9%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland CDP:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

383 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 2.0% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This place:  6.5%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Connecticut as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Portland to the number of sex offenders is 2,394 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 2012: $4,906 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,790 (2.0%)

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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+: New York, NY (90.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 72.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,129 (-19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 559 (18.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Portland household income distribution Portland home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Connecticut average:

2.36

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 7% greater 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 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from Portland center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Portland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Julius L. Clarke - Politician, Willard Gildersleeve - Football player and coach, Guy Hedlund - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Portland:

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

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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: 2,968)
  • Central Connecticut State University (about 11 miles; New Britain, CT; FT enrollment: 8,423)
  • Trinity College (about 13 miles; Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,168)
  • Manchester Community College (about 13 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 3,430)
  • University of Hartford (about 16 miles; West Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 5,374)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 19 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 6,787)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 23 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,426)

Public high school in Portland:

Public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

Private elementary/middle school in Portland:

  • RUSHFORD ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 25 MARLBOROUGH ST; Grades: 9 - 11; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Portland, School District: PORTLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.7. This is better than average.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.288. This is about average. There were 79 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.288
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.27. This is about average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.27
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. There were 35 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.8. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. There were 109 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.52. This is better than average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.52
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00814. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00814
U.S.:

0.05378

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

PORTLAND WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 33 EAST MAIN STREET , Population served: 5010, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2000), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-1996), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-1996), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1993 and APR-23-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-1993), St Public Notif received (APR-22-1993), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-1993)
  • One regular monitoring violation
WINCHESTER CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-06-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2004)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.0% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portland, CT

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

Portland compared to Connecticut 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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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 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:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.32%
Here54.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents70.8%9.7%4.7%3.3%2.9%
Congregations18.9%20.0%12.6%1.1%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%1.3%0.9%0.6%3.2%
Congregations8.4%6.3%1.1%1.1%24.2%
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: 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
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
Connecticut:

15.8%

7.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($287 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.17%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hartford County, CT  2.07% ($57,435 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.85% ($59,251)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($52,016)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($487 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hartford County, CT  1.78% ($54,771 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.23% ($47,288)
to New London County, CT  0.63% ($52,650)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Portland, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 54
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 110
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 161
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 46
  • Fatalities: 119
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Donald DeCesare, Site Is Located At Int. River Rd & Silvermine Rd, 500' E (Lat: 41.557500 Lon: -72.619444), Type: 68.1, Overall height: 67.3 m
    Registrant: 2026396771, Mlipp@velaw.Com, 1455 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
  • MICHAEL A RICHNO, 95 High St (Lat: 41.580778 Lon: -72.624000), Type: 25.6, Overall height: 24.4 m
    Registrant: 9169722608, Mr3214@att.Com, 2700 WATT AVENUE, ROOM 3082
  • MICHAEL A RICHNO, 95 High St (Lat: 41.580778 Lon: -72.624000), Type: 25.6, Overall height: 24.4 m
    Registrant: 9169722608, Mr3214@att.Com, 2700 WATT AVENUE, ROOM 3082
  • Site Is Located At Int. River Rd & Silvermine Rd, 500' E (Lat: 41.557500 Lon: -72.619444), Type: 68.1, Overall height: 67.3 m
    Registrant: 8603477704, , 77 OLD SAYBROOK ROAD

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Certifier: Charles E Vannoy
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2010, Expiration Date: 10/12/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CROSS ALLAN F GLASAIR 2 FTS 5 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0-360-B1E (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 107C , Serial Number: 2058, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Allan F Cross, 115 Isinglass Hill Rd, Portland, CT 06480
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 222HF , Serial Number: 32R-7885284, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1978
    Registrant (Individual): J William Foley, 19 Edwards Rd, Portland, CT 06480
  • 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: 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
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9557Q , Serial Number: CD-1035, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): B And C Corporation, C/O John Clark 5 Myrtle Rd, 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

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
Businesses in Portland, CT
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts3True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1

Portland on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 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"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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  • Herbert A. Chin (13)
  • Peter F. Gero (11)
  • Robert J. Morris (9)
  • Timothy A. Milleville (6)
  • Kevin Joseph Low (6)
  • Timothy P. Connolly (6)
  • Jannah A. Stanley (6)
  • Keith Kroeber (5)
  • Bernard W. Pudvah (4)
  • Naved S. Khan (3)

Total of 119 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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