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Portland, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a population of 605,898 as of July 1, 2015. Portland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 45.5369 and longitude -122.65 in Multnomah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland (see map below) encompass a land area of 133.45 sq. miles and a water area of 11.65 sq. miles. Multnomah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Portland are located in Multnomah County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Washington County, and Clackamas County.

The City of Portland (GNIS ID: 2411471) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: Bridgetown, P-town, Puddletown, Rip City, River City, Stumptown, The City of Roses.

City of Portland, OR Boundary Map

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Portland, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 605,898
Population in Households 588,841
Population in Familes 385,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,057
Population Density1 4,541
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 259,001
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 128,717
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 276,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131,727 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 127,275 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,305 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $321,205
Average Home Value $381,262
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,741
Average Household Income $71,899
Per Capita Income $30,980
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.97%
Households 0.79% 1.01%
Families 0.48% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Portland, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 22 94th
Diversity Index2 # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 146 62nd
Per Capita Income # 56 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.