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Population in 2017: 3,922 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 1,921  (49.0%)
Females: 2,001  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

33.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48875.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,125 (it was $45,656 in 2000)
Portland:

$56,125
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,545 (it was $20,028 in 2000)

Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,984 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
Portland:

$143,984
MI:

$155,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $860.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portland: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Portland, MI (2010)
    • 3,67494.6%White alone
    • 1203.1%Hispanic
    • 401.0%Two or more races
    • 270.7%Black alone
    • 130.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Michigan as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portland is 393 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Portland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(52.5)
1
(26.2)
1
(26.4)
1
(27.0)
1
(27.2)
2
(50.9)
4
(101.4)
7
(178.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(26.3)
1
(26.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(105.0)
2
(52.5)
4
(105.5)
5
(135.2)
5
(136.2)
2
(50.9)
3
(76.1)
1
(25.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(551.3)
16
(419.7)
9
(237.3)
5
(135.2)
13
(354.0)
2
(50.9)
3
(76.1)
6
(152.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
81
(2,127)
72
(1,889)
53
(1,397)
62
(1,677)
72
(1,961)
22
(559.9)
41
(1,040)
32
(814.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(157.5)
5
(131.2)
4
(105.5)
1
(27.0)
2
(54.5)
2
(50.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(127.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(26.3)
1
(26.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.0)
1
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)207.1154.8123.1135.5156.680.9143.3201.2

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City-data.com crime index in Portland, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (49.2%), American (9.4%), Irish (6.1%), Polish (5.0%), English (2.3%), French Canadian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,633 people per square mile   (low).

Portland, Michigan map

96 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.4%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,528 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,277 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.87 N, Longitude: 84.90 W

Area code: 517

Distribution of median household income in Portland, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Portland, MI in 2017
Portland satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 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
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $291,100
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $258,500
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $320,600
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $214,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Portland, MI residents
Average permit cost in Portland, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Portland, MI
Historical housing units in Portland, MI
Most common industries in Portland, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.9%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Portland, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Portland, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portland, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.5. This is about average.

City:

65.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.22
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.684. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.684
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 50% 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 slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from Portland center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Portland center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 343.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 326.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 320.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ionia County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portland topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; IONIA, MI)
  • TENDERCARE WEST (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LANSING, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • Lansing Community College (about 20 miles; Lansing, MI; Full-time enrollment: 12,822)
  • Michigan State University (about 24 miles; East Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 41,736)
  • Davenport University (about 32 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Calvin College (about 35 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Cornerstone University (about 36 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 38 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,081)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 40 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Public high school in Portland:

Private high school in Portland:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 419, Location: 122 N WEST ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

WAGON WHEEL BAR (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILLOW WOOD GOLF CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PORTLAND COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Portland:

Marital status in Portland, MI
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Portland
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Religion statistics for Portland, MI (based on Ionia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,4108
Evangelical Protestant6,02948
Mainline Protestant3,34822
Other2632
Orthodox301
None41,825-
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: 11
Ionia 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.
Michigan:

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
Ionia County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
State:

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

17.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portland:

47.4%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portland:

21.1%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portland:

11.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portland:

34.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Portland:

53.7%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Portland:

77.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portland, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$27,483$41,2257$3,769
Electric Power 7$25,195$43,1910$0
Health 7$20,960$35,9310$0
Financial Administration 5$16,544$39,7060$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,179$39,5370$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,594$46,7828$454
Parks and Recreation 4$12,071$36,2130$0
Other and Unallocable 3$8,522$34,0880$0
Sewerage 3$8,458$33,8320$0
Water Supply 1$4,739$56,8680$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 18$4,481
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 46$152,745$39,84733$8,704

Portland government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,349,000 ($1108.87)
    Regular Highways: $950,000 ($242.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $919,000 ($234.32)
    Sewerage: $684,000 ($174.40)
    Police Protection: $647,000 ($164.97)
    Health - Other: $585,000 ($149.16)
    Financial Administration: $553,000 ($141.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $271,000 ($69.10)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($34.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($26.52)
    General Public Buildings: $52,000 ($13.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000 ($9.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($14.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $122,000 ($31.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $106,000 ($27.03)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,072,000 ($528.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($4.59)

Portland government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,494,000 ($1400.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($4.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $718,000 ($183.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $25,000 ($6.37)
    Rents: $17,000 ($4.33)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.76)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $592,000 ($150.94)
    General Local Government Support: $399,000 ($101.73)
    Other: $5,000 ($1.27)
  • Tax - Property: $1,439,000 ($366.90)
    Individual Income: $824,000 ($210.10)
    Other License: $34,000 ($8.67)

Portland government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,067,000 ($1801.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,040,000 ($1795.00)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,808,000 ($1735.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,182,000 ($1576.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $885,000 ($225.65)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $232,000 ($59.15)

Portland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,743,000 ($1464.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,808,000 ($1735.85)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, MI  1.84% ($45,654 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($32,985)
from Eaton County, MI  0.43% ($44,276)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  1.62% ($43,208 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($39,939)
to Eaton County, MI  0.51% ($69,974)
Businesses in Portland, MI
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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)
Portland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 410ft / 125mTotal length
  • 503,481Total average daily traffic
  • 70,147Total average daily truck traffic
  • 284,280Total future (year 2010) average daily traffic
New bridges in Portland, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 351950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portland, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

28 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/1974
    Registrant (Individual): William A Peloquin, 11533 Monroe, Portland, MI 48875
  • Aircraft: RONALD B BROSCHART VANS RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROSPORT O-360 (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5762F , Serial Number: 83221, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald B Broschart, 7386 Cedar Ridge Dr, Portland, MI 48875
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE CORP PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6171D , Serial Number: A448PEG, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Larry R Bailey, 10316 Peake Rd, Portland, MI 48875

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of fire incidents - 53 took place in 2012, and the least - 3 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Portland, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.5%), and Outside Fires (29.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portland, MI
    • 14745.5%Structure Fires
    • 9629.7%Outside Fires
    • 6821.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 123.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portland, MI
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portland, MI
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portland, MI
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Portland compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joshua K. Schwannecke (7)
  • Kenneth J. Kramer (5)
  • Jerry Cummins (3)
  • Michael G. Palmiter (2)
  • Tommie Shelton, Jr. (1)
  • Jeffrey David Simon (1)
  • Joseph Towner (1)
  • Tommie E. Shelton, Jr. (1)
  • Kathleen Connell Peters (1)
  • Craig M. Fedewa (1)

Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2020.