Portal, Georgia

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High Points

Portal strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Portal Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Portal Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Portal, Georgia

Comparing Portal to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 3
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 5 7
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
People Above Poverty 4 7
Median Family Income 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Portal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NW of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Bulloch
Standard Zip Codes 30450
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.538
Longitude -81.932

Portal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station METTER
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station MILLEN 4 N
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 39 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
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Portal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 597 100%
Male 295 49.4%
Female 302 50.6%
Under 18 162 27.1%
18+ 435 72.9%
65+ 93 15.6%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3
White 491 82.2%
African-American 91 15.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 1.2%
Mixed Race 6 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.2%

Estimated Portal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 595
Growth -2
Growth % -0.3%

Portal Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.7%
US/American 30.4%
English 13.1%
Irish 8.2%
German 6%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Russian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Portal, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Aaron (30450)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Portal 597 $34,000
Metter 3,879 $28,073
Pulaski 261 $29,375
Register 164 $32,500
Rocky Ford 186 $28,750
Statesboro 22,698 $35,391
Twin City 1,752 $24,861
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Portal High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 413 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

Portal Colleges

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