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Population in 2012: 3,892 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 

Males: 1,845  (47.4%)
Females: 2,047  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48875.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,230 (it was $45,656 in 2000)
Portland:

$43,230
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,730

Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,132 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
Portland:

$109,132
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $148,094; Detached houses: $156,648; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,312; In 2-unit structures: $126,338; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,624; Mobile homes: $29,460

Median gross rent in 2012: $743.

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  • White alone - 3,417 (87.7%)
  • Two or more races - 209 (5.4%)
  • Hispanic - 134 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 93 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portland: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.8%), Irish (12.6%), English (9.4%), French (4.8%), Dutch (4.5%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,621 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

46 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Portland to the number of sex offenders is 649 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,188 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,045 (2.3%)

Portland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lansing, MI (20.5 miles , pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (97.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (158.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westphalia, MI (2.6 miles ), Eagle, MI (2.7 miles) , Mulliken, MI (2.7 miles ), Lyons, MI (2.9 miles ), Sunfield, MI (3.0 miles ), Muir, MI (3.0 miles ), Pewamo, MI (3.1 miles ), Wacousta, MI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $291,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.87 N, Longitude: 84.90 W

Area code: 517

Portland household income distribution Portland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Portland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10121111
per 100,000 26.30.026.352.526.226.427.027.2
Robberies 00011010
per 100,000 0.00.00.026.326.20.027.00.0
Assaults 22242455
per 100,000 52.552.252.7105.052.5105.5135.2136.2
Burglaries 816821169513
per 100,000 210.0417.5210.7551.3419.7237.3135.2354.0
Thefts 8085478172536272
per 100,000 2100.32218.21238.12126.51888.81397.31677.01960.8
Auto thefts 05265412
per 100,000 0.0130.552.7157.5131.2105.527.054.5
Arson 22311011
per 100,000 52.552.279.026.326.20.027.027.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.1) 135.4144.4104.1215.4161.0128.0140.9162.8

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Crime rate in Portland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Michigan average:

1.74

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Portland, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -200 (-5.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Portland city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ionia County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Portland:

  • DAVITA - IONIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; IONIA, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-IONIA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; IONIA, MI)
  • IONIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; IONIA, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Portland, MI

Local government website: www.portlandmichigan.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • Lansing Community College (about 20 miles; Lansing, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,815)
  • Michigan State University (about 24 miles; East Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 41,413)
  • Davenport University (about 32 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Calvin College (about 36 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 38 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,293)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 40 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 40 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)

Public high schools in Portland:

Private high school in Portland:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 122 N WEST ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

See full list of schools located in Portland, School District: PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Portland:

  • PORTLAND DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $461,391; Location: 334 KENT STREET; 29,556 books; 1,926 audio materials; 1,861 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 121 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Portland: Portland Area Ambulance Service (A), Portland Police Department (B), Portland District Library (C), Portland City Hall (D), Portland Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portland include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Patrick's Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Mount Hope Church Portland (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Portland City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Looking Glass River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Portland include: Bogue Flats Recreation Area (1), Joe Tichvon Park (2), Alton Park (3), Powers Park (4), Thompson Field (5), Brush Street Park (6), William Toan Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western American Heritage (1681 East Grand River Avenue), Best Western American Heritage Inn (1681 East Grand River Avenue).

 
Ionia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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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
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
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
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
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

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

WAGON WHEEL BAR (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-31-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
IONIA COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ST. ANDREWS (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WILLOW WOOD COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portland that have no violations reported:

  • PORTLAND COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.6%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 80.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portland, MI

Portland compared to Michigan state average:

Portland, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Portland (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: Portland Branch at 1601 East Grand River Avenue, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • The Huntington National Bank: Portland Branch at 1235 East Bridge Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

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 (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.81%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents62.9%8.4%4.1%3.3%2.5%
Congregations12.7%17.5%4.8%7.9%3.2%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%1.6%1.3%11.1%
Congregations4.8%6.3%1.6%4.8%36.5%
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: 11
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Ionia County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Ionia County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Ionia County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ionia County:

17.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,902$44,7060$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,046$56,1845$230
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,755$49,5104$1,911
Streets and Highways 3$11,871$47,4840$0
Health 5$18,879$45,3100$0
Hospitals 0$0 11$2,272
Sewerage 2$7,618$45,7080$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,873$43,4920$0
Water Supply 1$4,269$51,2280$0
Electric Power 5$22,694$54,4660$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,676$46,0560$0
Totals for Government 34$137,583$48,55920$4,413

Portland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $623,000 ($160.07)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,329,000 ($598.41)
    Police Protection: $627,000 ($161.10)
    Regular Highways: $509,000 ($130.78)
    Sewerage: $449,000 ($115.36)
    Water Utilities: $396,000 ($101.75)
    Health Services - Other: $305,000 ($78.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $250,000 ($64.23)
    General - Other: $233,000 ($59.87)
    Fire Protection: $182,000 ($46.76)
    Central Staff Services: $104,000 ($26.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $75,000 ($19.27)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($13.62)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($5.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($4.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,107,000 ($541.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,520,000 ($390.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($10.28)

Portland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $518,000 ($133.09)
    All Other: $256,000 ($65.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($22.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $628,000 ($161.36)
    All Other: $511,000 ($131.29)
    Electric Utilities: $24,000 ($6.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $91,000 ($23.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $96,000 ($24.67)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($18.50)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($6.17)
    Rents: $8,000 ($2.06)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,704,000 ($694.76)
    Water Utilities: $456,000 ($117.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $553,000 ($142.09)
    Highways: $274,000 ($70.40)
    All Other: $51,000 ($13.10)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($3.08)
  • Tax - Property: $878,000 ($225.59)

Portland government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $640,000 ($164.44)
    Electric Utilities: $365,000 ($93.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $255,000 ($65.52)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $995,000 ($255.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $941,000 ($241.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $620,000 ($159.30)
    Electric Utilities: $275,000 ($70.66)
    Other, NEC: $274,000 ($70.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $90,000 ($23.12)
    Other, NEC: $35,000 ($8.99)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($5.14)

Portland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $663,000 ($170.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,079,000 ($534.17)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $36,000 ($9.25)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Michigan average:

5.24%

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:
from Kent County, MI  1.63% ($30,790 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.89% ($26,582)
from Ingham County, MI  0.47% ($38,097)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Michigan average:

5.98%

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:
to Kent County, MI  1.71% ($31,663 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.98% ($26,953)
to Eaton County, MI  0.47% ($31,505)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:

  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Portland:

  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

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

Portland, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

Portland fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 2010 10:12 AM, W Grand River Ave, Kent St, Lat: 42.87051111, Lon: -84.90248333, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 25, 1995 05:50 PM, I96, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 25, 1987 02:00 PM, Divine, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 18, 1980 11:04 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
May 18, 1975 09:12 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total average daily traffic: 51,248
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,677

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portland)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1150 Lyon Rd (Lat: 42.885028 Lon: -84.916944), Type: Building, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPGR653, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 03/08/2020, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • I-96 (Lat: 42.880306 Lon: -85.035556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 75 m, Call Sign: WPIH518
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.012 MHz, 866.400 MHz, 866.900 MHz, 867.900 MHz, 868.400 MHz, 868.900 MHz, 851.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/16/2005, Expiration Date: 09/11/2015
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • Lat: 42.869167 Lon: -84.903056, Call Sign: WPTC607
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2001, Expiration Date: 08/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Robert Van Poppelen
    Registrant: Hm Electronics, Inc., 6675 Mesa Ridge Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, Phone: (858) 535-6166, Fax: (858) 552-0139, Email:
  • 452 Lincoln St (Lat: 42.864500 Lon: -84.901917), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WPXK763
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023, Certifier: Doug A Logel Sr
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • 1432 E Grand River (Lat: 42.863333 Lon: -84.888333), Call Sign: WQBK995
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz... (+21 more)
    Grant Date: 10/28/2004, Expiration Date: 10/28/2014, Certifier: Beth Cotner
    Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 42.871667 Lon: -84.942972, Call Sign: WQIP738
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, 155.265 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2008, Expiration Date: 04/08/2018, Certifier: Ward Mc Ginnis
    Registrant: Chrouch Communications Inc, 7860 Morrison Lake Road, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-3881, Fax: (616) 642-6008, Email:
  • 452 Lincoln St (Lat: 42.859472 Lon: -84.890556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQPW356
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2012, Expiration Date: 08/29/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Dempsey
    Registrant: Chrouch Communications Inc, 7860 Morrison Lake Rd, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-3881, Fax: (616) 642-6008, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2453G , Serial Number: 51753, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1959
    Registrant (Individual): William A Peloquin, 11533 Monroe, Portland, MI 48875
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 24793 , Serial Number: 15280384, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 14470 Howe Rd, Portland, MI 48875
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 44006 , Serial Number: 28-7816021, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin R Miller, 9637 Van Buren Road, Portland, MI 48875
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-235C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 61375 , Serial Number: 7515C
    Registrant (Individual): John P Lich, 1900 Henderson Rd, Portland, MI 48875


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8


Most common first names in Portland, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert4274.6 years
John3975.9 years
William3573.8 years
Mary3478.0 years
Richard3272.8 years
George2873.4 years
Charles2375.0 years
Helen2281.8 years
Dorothy2280.5 years
Donald2171.4 years
Most common last names in Portland, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7377.1 years
Fedewa2477.5 years
Hoppes2270.6 years
Pung1980.5 years
Martin1576.5 years
Schrauben1572.7 years
May1473.8 years
Goodman1382.5 years
Spitzley1386.2 years
Fox1383.5 years
Businesses in Portland, MI
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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