Portland, Tennessee

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Population in 2022: 13,482 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.4%
Males: 6,801  (50.4%)
Females: 6,681  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
Tennessee median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 37148.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $74,056 (it was $35,644 in 2000)
Portland:

$74,056
TN:

$65,254

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $30,170 (it was $15,559 in 2000)

Portland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $271,019 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Portland:

$271,019
TN:

$284,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $259,094; detached houses: $261,476; mobile homes: $161,422

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,085.

March 2022 cost of living index in Portland: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 12.4%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.3% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.2% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Portland, TN (2022)
    • 11,61585.1%White alone
    • 1,0397.6%Hispanic
    • 6464.7%Black alone
    • 2001.5%Two or more races
    • 550.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 340.2%Asian alone
    • 230.2%Other race alone
    • 140.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Tennessee as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portland is 173 to 1.


Crime rates in Portland by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(26.1)
3
(26.1)
4
(34.5)
6
(50.8)
4
(33.5)
4
(33.0)
2
(16.1)
1
(8.0)
4
(31.5)
5
(38.8)
4
(30.8)
11
(83.3)
7
(51.9)
4
(29.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(17.4)
2
(17.4)
3
(25.9)
2
(16.9)
7
(58.6)
4
(33.0)
4
(32.3)
9
(72.0)
4
(31.5)
7
(54.3)
7
(53.9)
2
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(287.6)
68
(592.3)
30
(259.0)
53
(449.1)
47
(393.5)
59
(487.2)
51
(411.4)
35
(280.0)
30
(236.0)
23
(178.5)
30
(230.9)
40
(302.8)
37
(274.2)
29
(215.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
135
(1,176)
75
(653.3)
99
(854.6)
98
(830.4)
69
(577.7)
74
(611.0)
51
(411.4)
69
(551.9)
50
(393.4)
51
(395.7)
41
(315.5)
43
(325.6)
13
(96.3)
24
(178.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
211
(1,839)
183
(1,594)
269
(2,322)
204
(1,729)
245
(2,051)
243
(2,006)
184
(1,484)
199
(1,592)
173
(1,361)
166
(1,288)
166
(1,277)
169
(1,280)
98
(726.3)
68
(505.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(122.0)
10
(87.1)
21
(181.3)
10
(84.7)
12
(100.5)
16
(132.1)
14
(112.9)
16
(128.0)
11
(86.5)
10
(77.6)
28
(215.5)
15
(113.6)
15
(111.2)
11
(81.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(26.1)
1
(8.7)
3
(25.9)
5
(42.4)
2
(16.7)
3
(24.8)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
3
(23.1)
3
(22.7)
3
(22.2)
3
(22.3)
City-Data.com crime index284.2261.1254.4269.6253.6300.4202.1196.5186.5184.0177.4245.1141.0110.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Portland, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 37 (33 officers - 31 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Tennessee average:

2.57
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Portland, TN City Guides:

Ancestries: American (35.3%), English (10.2%), Irish (5.9%), German (5.6%), Romanian (2.7%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 805 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,179 people per square mile   (low).

Portland, Tennessee map

471 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.5%
Tennessee:

5.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,435 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,148 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (32.6 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (369.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mitchellville, TN (1.9 miles ),
New Deal, TN (2.3 miles ),
Graball, TN (2.9 miles ),
Orlinda, TN (2.9 miles ),
Walnut Grove, TN (3.0 miles ),
Cottontown, TN (3.0 miles ),
Cross Plains, TN (3.0 miles ),
Franklin, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.58 N, Longitude: 86.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,786 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,351 (45.5%)

Area code: 615

Distribution of median household income in Portland, TN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Portland, TN in 2022
Portland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 45 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2021: 53 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2020: 40 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2019: 91 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2018: 95 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2017: 86 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2016: 63 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2012: 27 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2008: 69 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2007: 98 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2006: 140 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2004: 136 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 2003: 139 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2002: 173 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2000: 157 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1999: 360 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 1998: 232 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 1997: 202 buildings, average cost: $65,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Portland, TN residents
Average permit cost in Portland, TN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.4%
Tennessee:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +2,703 (+47.0%).
Most common industries in Portland, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Portland, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Construction laborers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Portland, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portland, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 61.7. This is about average.

City:

61.7
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.77
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Portland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Portland city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/27/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from Portland center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 149.5 miles away from Portland center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 119.5 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 180.5 miles away from Portland 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 172.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 171.9 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 Sumner County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Portland:

  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (105 REDBUD DR)
  • THE BRIDGE AT HIGHLAND (215 HIGHLAND CIRCLE DRIVE)
  • RCG PORTLAND (923 SOUTH BROADWAY)

Airports located in Portland:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • Volunteer State Community College (about 16 miles; Gallatin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,311)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 28 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 29 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 34 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Tennessee State University (about 34 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 35 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)
  • Belmont University (about 35 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)

Public high school in Portland:

Public elementary/middle schools in Portland:

  • PORTLAND EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 894, Location: 604 SOUTH BROADWAY, Grades: 6-8)
  • J W WISEMAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 648, Location: 922 SOUTH BROADWAY, Grades: PK-5)
  • WATT HARDISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 644, Location: 300 GIBSON ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • CLYDE RIGGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 471, Location: 211 FOUNTAIN HEAD RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • PORTLAND WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 110 NOLAN PRIVATE DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • PORTLAND GATEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1098 GATEVIEW DR, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Portland:

  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 234 HIGHLAND CIRCLE DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • PORTLAND MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 613 COLLEGE ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Portland

Library in Portland:

  • ELMER HINTON MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $206,767; Location: 301 PORTLAND BOULEVARD; 39,156 books; 1,298 audio materials; 2,387 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Tennessee Christian Medical Center/Portland 105 Redbud Drive Portland, TN 37148

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Portland: Highland Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A), Portland Fire Department (B), Richland Park Community Center (C), Portland City Hall (D), Elmer Hinton Memorial Library (E), Cold Springs Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portland include: Liberty Free Will Baptist Church of Portland (A), Parkers Chapel (B), Portland First Baptist Church (C), Union Chapel (D), Pipers Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Parkers Chapel Cemetery (1), Maple Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Larry Collins Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Dry Fork Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Portland include: Portland City Park (1), Meadowbrook Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Budget Host Inn (5339 Long Road) (1), Deerfield Inn & Suites (416 Highway 52 West) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Corey Brewer - College basketball player (Florida Gators).

Sumner 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:

PORTLAND WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 19,499, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2007)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005)
  • Failure Submit Filter Profile/CPE Report - In SEP-01-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-16-2002), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-16-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-06-2003)
  • Failure Submit Filter Profile/CPE Report - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-16-2002), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-16-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-06-2003)
  • Failure Submit Filter Profile/CPE Report - In APR-01-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-01-2002 to MAY-01-2002), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-06-2003)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.1%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Portland (2011 data):

  • The Farmers Bank: Portland North Broadway Branch at 107 North Broadway, branch established on 1964/06/22; at 120 Village Drive, branch established on 1912/07/12. Info updated 2007/09/05: Bank assets: $520.2 mil, Deposits: $433.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Volunteer State Bank: at 101 Highway 52 West, branch established on 1977/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $383.7 mil, Deposits: $311.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Volunteer State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Portland Branch at 420 Highway 52 West, branch established on 1997/10/01. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Portland:

Marital status in Portland, TN
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Portland:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Tennessee average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Portland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portland, TN (based on Sumner County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant54,140135
Mainline Protestant10,20527
Catholic5,5002
Black Protestant1,9619
Other1,5796
None87,260-
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: 27
Sumner County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sumner County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Sumner County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 86
Sumner County:

5.64 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sumner County:

16.7%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portland:

47.8%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.1%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.4%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portland:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.9%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Portland:

78.6%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portland, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$170,516$60,1820$0
Firefighters 25$112,053$53,7853$1,993
Sewerage 19$68,045$42,9760$0
Water Supply 16$74,812$56,1090$0
Parks and Recreation 9$30,052$40,0699$7,471
Streets and Highways 6$20,354$40,7080$0
Gas Supply 6$26,164$52,3280$0
Solid Waste Management 5$16,474$39,5383$4,787
Police - Other 3$10,854$43,4160$0
Airports 1$4,641$55,6922$3,534
Totals for Government 124$533,966$51,67417$17,786

Portland government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $2,786,000 ($206.65)
    Sewerage: $1,446,000 ($107.25)
    Regular Highways: $714,000 ($52.96)
    Air Transportation: $476,000 ($35.31)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($7.49)
    Gas Utilities: $49,000 ($3.63)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($3.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,652,000 ($270.88)
    Police Protection: $2,787,000 ($206.72)
    Water Utilities: $2,773,000 ($205.68)
    Sewerage: $2,518,000 ($186.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,995,000 ($147.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,056,000 ($78.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $939,000 ($69.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $846,000 ($62.75)
    Central Staff Services: $807,000 ($59.86)
    Financial Administration: $724,000 ($53.70)
    Natural Resources - Other: $603,000 ($44.73)
    Air Transportation: $327,000 ($24.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($1.48)
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,000 ($1.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $681,000 ($50.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $269,000 ($19.95)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $612,000 ($45.39)
    Sewerage: $477,000 ($35.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $319,000 ($23.66)
    Gas Utilities: $316,000 ($23.44)
    Police Protection: $170,000 ($12.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000 ($7.27)
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000 ($3.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($2.97)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($2.82)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.34)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($1.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,161,000 ($605.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($8.46)

Portland government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,056,000 ($300.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,084,000 ($80.40)
    Other: $857,000 ($63.57)
    Air Transportation: $265,000 ($19.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000 ($13.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $961,000 ($71.28)
    General Revenue - Other: $424,000 ($31.45)
    Sale of Property: $219,000 ($16.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $116,000 ($8.60)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($5.41)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $4,814,000 ($357.07)
    Water Utilities: $4,266,000 ($316.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,044,000 ($151.61)
    Other: $564,000 ($41.83)
    Highways: $149,000 ($11.05)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($6.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Tax - Property: $5,309,000 ($393.78)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,293,000 ($170.08)
    Other License: $512,000 ($37.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $383,000 ($28.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $171,000 ($12.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.37)

Portland government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,518,000 ($1966.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,948,000 ($1850.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,570,000 ($116.45)

Portland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,773,000 ($354.03)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,530,000 ($1374.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,189,000 ($88.19)
Businesses in Portland, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Quiznos1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:

  • WQKR (1270 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, TN; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WYXE (1130 AM; daytime; 2 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: JON GARY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WYFN (980 AM; 5 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: BIBLE BRADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMRO (1560 AM; 2 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CLASSIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOR (900 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, TN)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:

  • W230AD (93.9 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVW (107.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCP (88.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKDF (103.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRQ (105.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNPL (106.7 FM; BELLE MEADE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIX-FM (97.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WPLN-FM (90.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRQQ (97.1 FM; GOODLETTSVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJXA (92.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WAYM (88.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WQQK (92.1 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: PHOENIX OF HENDERSONVILLE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portland:

  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVF (Channel 5; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NEWSCHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LP)
  • WNPX (Channel 28; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUXP-TV (Channel 30; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WUXP LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WZTV (Channel 17; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WZTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNPX-LP (Channel 20; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WKRN-TV (Channel 2; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WKRN, G.P.)
  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WIIW-LP (Channel 14; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNPT (Channel 8; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36AK (Channel 36; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAP-LP (Channel 26; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJDE-LP (Channel 24; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WRMX-LP (Channel 12; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
Portland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Portland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 404ft / 123mTotal length
  • $7,765,000Total costs
  • 359,703Total average daily traffic
  • 95,046Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Portland, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 101940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
  • 22020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portland, TN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$116,53822$104,26384$112,3415$16,9001$134,86028$101,2337$60,221
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$180,8403$88,6575$115,7141$90,4600$02$115,3750$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$98,8403$89,59328$107,7796$38,4570$01$90,0901$65,030
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$125,9523$141,02721$129,0643$67,9270$01$48,0202$106,240
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$29,9705$121,7000$00$01$29,9700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.01 , 0203.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$137,1501$118,9000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$157,2351$78,7200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$80,8100$01$73,420
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$113,1300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.01 , 0203.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portland, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portland, TN - Value

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 105. The highest number of reported fires - 195 took place in 2007, and the least - 44 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Portland, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (37.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portland, TN
    • 80545.1%Outside Fires
    • 67337.7%Structure Fires
    • 22212.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 854.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portland, TN
Most common first names in Portland, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15672.3 years
William13474.5 years
John9178.3 years
Mary8578.7 years
Charles5871.6 years
Robert5771.4 years
Ruby4380.0 years
Paul3872.7 years
George3776.4 years
Henry3675.5 years
Most common last names in Portland, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown9178.4 years
Groves5678.9 years
Perdue5478.3 years
Jones5178.8 years
Johnson4477.3 years
Harper3773.5 years
Briley3679.8 years
White3574.1 years
Smith3470.8 years
Hunter3273.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portland, TN
  • 49.8%Utility gas
  • 48.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portland, TN
  • 66.6%Electricity
  • 30.5%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Portland compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 25 pilots and 18 other airmen in this city.
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