Portola, California

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Population in 2021: 2,083 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 980  (47.1%)
Females: 1,103  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
California median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 96122.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $45,670 (it was $28,103 in 2000)
Portola:

$45,670
CA:

$84,907

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $27,635 (it was $14,734 in 2000)

Portola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $203,860 (it was $94,800 in 2000)
Portola:

$203,860
CA:

$648,100

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $221,383; detached houses: $233,485; mobile homes: $101,285

Median gross rent in 2021: $827.

March 2022 cost of living index in Portola: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 23.1%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 44.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portola, CA (2021)
    • 1,57271.7%White alone
    • 43619.9%Hispanic
    • 1145.2%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Asian alone
    • 90.4%American Indian alone

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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Portola, California as of February 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portola is 302 to 1.


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Ancestries: Canadian (19.5%), Italian (16.9%), German (11.9%), European (11.7%), English (7.6%), American (7.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4860 feet

Land area: 2.24 square miles.

Population density: 930 people per square mile   (low).

Portola, California map

119 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

5.4%
California:

26.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,708 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $874 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (39.7 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (102.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (412.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Delleker, CA (1.2 miles ),
Iron Horse, CA (1.4 miles ),
Mabie, CA (1.7 miles),
Beckwourth, CA (1.9 miles ),
Lake Davis, CA (2.0 miles),
Gold Mountain, CA (2.1 miles),
Mohawk Vista, CA (2.5 miles),
C-Road, CA (2.6 miles)

Latitude: 39.81 N, Longitude: 120.47 W

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Portola, CA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Portola, CA in 2021
Portola satellite photo by USGS

Portola tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $296,800
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $594,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $882,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $518,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $110,900
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Portola, CA residents
Average permit cost in Portola, CA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.3%
California:

4.8%
Most common industries in Portola, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Rail transportation (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.6%)
  • Rail transportation (12.8%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Wood products (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Private households (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Portola, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (7.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Rail and water transportation workers (11.9%)
  • Carpenters (11.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

Average climate in Portola, California

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Earthquake activity:

Portola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6500% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from Portola center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 164.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Portola center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from Portola center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Portola:

  • EASTERN PLUMAS HEALTH CARE (provides emergency services, 500 FIRST AVENUE P O BOX 1075)
  • EASTERN PLUMAS HOSPITAL - PORTOLA CAMPUS (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 500 FIRST AVENUE)
  • EASTERN PLUMAS HOSPITAL D/P SNF (500 FIRST STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portola:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 39 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 40 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Western Nevada College (about 57 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 64 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 74 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 75 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 81 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

Public high schools in Portola:

Public elementary/middle school in Portola:

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Notable locations in Portola: Portola Railroad Museum (A), Portola Memorial Hall (B), Portola Fire Department North Side Station (C), Portola Fire Department South Side Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portola include: Portola Station Baptist Church (A), Portola Church of the Nazarene (B), Assembly of God Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Shady Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Portola: Portola City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Plumas 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 Portola and their reported violations in the past:

GRIZZLY CREEK RANCH SHF (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-21-2009 to JAN-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-21-2009 to JAN-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • WALTONS GRIZZLY LODGE (Address: 5390 ICE POND ROAD , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SLEEPY PINES MOTEL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
24 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
21 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Portola (2011 data):

  • Plumas Bank: Portola Branch at 120 North Pine Street, branch established on 1981/12/19. Info updated 2008/11/12: Bank assets: $454.3 mil, Deposits: $391.8 mil, headquarters in Quincy, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Plumas Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Feather River Branch at 81 West Sierra Street, branch established on 1936/02/13. 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

For population 15 years and over in Portola:

Marital status in Portola, CA
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Portola:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
California average:

15.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Portola
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Portola, CA (based on Plumas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
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: 12
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Plumas County:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portola:

52.1%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portola:

49.9%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Portola:

28.2
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portola:

21.5%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portola:

8.9%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portola:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Portola:

57.8%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Portola:

79.2%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portola, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7$12,072$20,6950$0
Other Government Administration 3$34,893$139,5726$3,654
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$17,648$105,8880$0
Sewerage 2$15,589$93,5340$0
Water Supply 1$5,082$60,9840$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,621$55,4520$0
Natural Resources 1$5,604$67,2480$0
Financial Administration 1$3,403$40,8361$2,212
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$414
Totals for Government 18$98,912$65,9418$6,280

Portola government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,762,000 ($1325.97)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $536,000 ($257.32)
    Water Utilities: $536,000 ($257.32)
    Sewerage: $457,000 ($219.40)
    Central Staff Services: $325,000 ($156.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($96.02)
    Police Protection: $142,000 ($68.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($67.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $128,000 ($61.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($49.93)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($36.97)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($32.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $22,000 ($10.56)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($1.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($56.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($41.77)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($17.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($2.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($21.60)

Portola government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $684,000 ($328.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $338,000 ($162.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($13.44)
    Other: $27,000 ($12.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($16.32)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $965,000 ($463.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,498,000 ($1199.23)
    Highways: $120,000 ($57.61)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.96)
  • Tax - Property: $371,000 ($178.11)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $267,000 ($128.18)
    Other License: $30,000 ($14.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $29,000 ($13.92)
    Other: $20,000 ($9.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($9.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($4.32)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,000 ($0.96)

Portola government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $979,000 ($470.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000 ($434.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($35.53)

Portola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,003,000 ($2401.82)
Businesses in Portola, CA
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Strongest AM radio stations in Portola:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portola:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Portola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Portola fatal accident list:

May 16, 2006 09:07 PM, Sr-70, Lat: 39.812460, Lon: -120.464020, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 12, 1993 02:16 AM, Commercial, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1991 07:25 PM, Gulgstbrge, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 16, 1989 10:00 AM, Dirt Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 14, 1986 05:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.7mTotal length
  • 20,092Total average daily traffic
  • 1,606Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,860Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 22 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Portola, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.0%), and Structure Fires (28.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portola, CA
    • 7155.0%Outside Fires
    • 3728.7%Structure Fires
    • 118.5%Other
    • 107.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portola, CA
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portola, CA
  • 43.9%Wood
  • 24.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Other fuel
  • 6.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portola, CA
  • 47.9%Electricity
  • 27.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.1%Wood
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Portola compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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