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People

Total Population 3,910
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,751
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 55%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,100
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $808
Median House Value $117,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 21.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Portland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Lansing, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Ionia
Standard Zip Codes 48875
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.869
Longitude -84.903

Portland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IONIA 2 SSW
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station CHARLOTTE
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle 93 $60,313
Lyons 903 $49,688
Muir 672 $42,500
Mulliken 588 $63,611
Sunfield 588 $47,589

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Portland District Library
334 KENT STREET
Portland, Michigan
(517) 647-6981

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Portland High Schools

PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL
1100 IONIA ROAD
517-647-2981
Serves 623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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