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The City of Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a population of 653,842 as of July 1, 2021. 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 45.5235 and longitude -122.6762 in Multnomah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portland 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 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Portland is located within Portland West Division of Multnomah County.

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

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Portland, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 653,842 (100%)
Population in Households 636,699 (97.4%)
Population in Families 411,020 (62.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 17,143 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 4,901
Diversity Index2 56
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,237
Average Household Income $104,517
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $44,878
Wealth Index5 102
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 298,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147,622 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 132,075 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,827 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $476,132
Average Home Value $540,995
Housing Affordability Index3 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 279,697
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 136,728
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.01% 1.14%
Households 1.05% 1.18%
Families 0.76% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
Owner Occupied HU   0.95%

Portland, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density # 21 95th
Median Household Income # 65 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 81 21st
Per Capita Income # 27 93rd
Diversity Index # 62 84th

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