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Overview

Introduction to Portland, Texas

Portland, Texas, in San Patricio county, is 6 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is part of the Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Portland History

Portland was the dream of John G. Willacy who purchased 1,920 acres of land in the area from the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in 1891. He then proceeded to sell plots of land to people interested in settling there. A twenty-room hotel was built to serve as a resting place for prospective buyers. The attempt met with huge success and settlers flocked to the city of Portland from various locations. The city, however, was not officially incorporated until 1949.

Portland and nearby Attractions

  • Temple Public Library
  • Portland Church of the Nazarene
  • Bayside Park
  • Sunset Lake
  • San Patricio Memorial Gardens
  • Texas State Aquarium

Things To Do In Portland

Tourists can unwind in the peaceful atmosphere of Temple Public Library with a good book in hand. Bayside Park allows tourists to spend a quiet day in the arms of nature. Tourists can also enjoy long walks along Sunset Lake. Texas State Aquarium, located approximately six miles away from the city, has a great collection of marine species of animals. Portland Church of the Nazarene and San Patricio Memorial Gardens cemetery are known for their quaint architecture and serene ambience.

Portland Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by Corpus Christi International Airport.

Portland Higher Education

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College provide higher education to the residents of Portland.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,144
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+7,604
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,865
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,796

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,207
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,146
Median House Value$149,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.3%
German15.4%
Irish8.5%
English5.6%
French Except Basque3.7%
Polish3%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Russian1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch1%
Czech0.9%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Arab0.2%
British0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Portland Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Patricio County
Standard Zip Codes78374
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude27.87
Approximate Longitude-97.32

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)

StationCORPUS CHRISTI NAS
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp51 to 65 F
Apr Temp67 to 80 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp70 to 83 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationSINTON
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 64 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationWELDER W'LIFE FOUNDATION
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp61 to 80 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aransas Pass8,180$52,256
Corpus Christi320,050$61,522
Gregory2,058$58,750
Ingleside9,776$61,768

Portland Public Libraries

Bell/whittington Public Library
2400 MEMORIAL PKWY
Portland, Texas
(361) 777-4560

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Portland Public Schools

Clark El
2250 Memorial Parkway
(361) 777-4045
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
East Cliff El
200 Fulton St
(361) 777-4255
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Gregory-portland H S
4601 Wildcat Dr
(361) 777-4251
High
Total Enrollment 1348
Gregory-portland J H
4600 Wildcat Dr
(361) 777-4042
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Gregory-portland Int
4200 Wildcat Dr
(361) 777-4258
Middle
Total Enrollment 706
Andrews El
1100 Lang Rd
(361) 777-4048
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
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