Portal, Georgia

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Portal, Georgia
Town
Location in Bulloch County and the state of Georgia
Location in Bulloch County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°32′14″N 81°55′54″W / 32.53722°N 81.93167°W / 32.53722; -81.93167Coordinates: 32°32′14″N 81°55′54″W / 32.53722°N 81.93167°W / 32.53722; -81.93167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Bulloch
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 638
 • Density 302/sq mi (116.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30450
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-62216[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332735[2]

Portal is a town in Bulloch County, Georgia, United States. The population was 638 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Portal is located at 32°32′14″N 81°55′54″W / 32.53722°N 81.93167°W / 32.53722; -81.93167 (32.537275, -81.931738).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.99%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 597 people, 232 households, and 167 families residing in the town. The population density was 343.1 people per square mile (132.5/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 146.0 per square mile (56.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.24% White, 15.24% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,268, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,514. About 8.2% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Dr. Leila Denmark (1898–2012), oldest practicing pediatrician in the world
  • Ruby Stone (1924–2013), Idaho state legislator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Portal town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.