Portland, Pennsylvania

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Portland, Pennsylvania

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 18% Portland Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Portland, Pennsylvania

Comparing Portland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Portland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Northampton
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
P.O. Box Zip Codes 18351
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.923
Longitude -75.096

Portland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
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Portland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 579 100%
Male 287 49.6%
Female 292 50.4%
Under 18 132 22.8%
18+ 447 77.2%
65+ 88 15.2%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.99
White 569 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 4.1%

Estimated Portland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 573
Growth -6
Growth % -1%

Portland 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
German 24.1%
English 14%
Italian 11.9%
Irish 8.3%
Bulgarian 6.7%
Polish 5%
Danish 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
US/American 3.9%
Dutch 3.2%
French (except Basque) 3%
Hungarian 1.4%
Pennsylvania German 1.4%
Egyptian 1.4%
Slovak 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Portland 579 $46,250
Bangor 5,319 $44,954
Delaware Water Gap 744 $45,795
East Bangor 979 $42,386
East Stroudsburg 9,888 $44,044
Roseto 1,653 $45,833
Stroudsburg 5,756 $47,500
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