Portland, Indiana

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This article is about the city in Jay County. For the city in Fountain County formerly named Portland, see Fountain, Indiana.
Portland, Indiana
City
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°26′2″N 84°58′48″W / 40.43389°N 84.98000°W / 40.43389; -84.98000Coordinates: 40°26′2″N 84°58′48″W / 40.43389°N 84.98000°W / 40.43389; -84.98000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Government
 • Mayor Randy Geesaman (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 4.65 sq mi (12.04 km2)
 • Land 4.65 sq mi (12.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,223
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,260
 • Density 1,338.3/sq mi (516.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47371
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-61236[4]
GNIS feature ID 0441471[5]
Website http://www.thecityofportland.net

Portland is a city in and the county seat of Jay County, Indiana, United States.[6] The population was 6,223 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Portland was platted in 1837.[7]

Geography[edit]

Portland is located at 40°26′2″N 84°58′48″W / 40.43389°N 84.98000°W / 40.43389; -84.98000 (40.433884, -84.979914)[8], along the Salamonie River.[9]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.65 square miles (12.0 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Jay County Courthouse
Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 4,798
1910 5,130 6.9%
1920 5,958 16.1%
1930 5,276 −11.4%
1940 6,362 20.6%
1950 7,064 11.0%
1960 6,999 −0.9%
1970 7,115 1.7%
1980 7,074 −0.6%
1990 6,483 −8.4%
2000 6,437 −0.7%
2010 6,223 −3.3%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,223 people, 2,607 households, and 1,620 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,338.3 inhabitants per square mile (516.7 /km2). There were 3,005 housing units at an average density of 646.2 per square mile (249.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Asian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 2,607 households of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,437 people, 2,739 households, and 1,750 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,566.8 people per square mile (604.7/km²). There were 2,928 housing units at an average density of 712.7 per square mile (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.49% White, 0.37% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander 1.80% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.

There were 2,739 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,045, and the median income for a family was $41,329. Males had a median income of $29,728 versus $21,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,375. About 5.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Cities and Towns". Jay County Historical Society. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ DeLorme (1998). Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-211-0

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