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Portland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Portland Census Designated Place had a population of 35 as of July 1, 2016. Portland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 43.1276 and longitude -93.1271 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the Portland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The Portland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585483) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Portland Census Designated Place is located within Township of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Portland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35
Population in Households 34
Population in Familes 29
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 18 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $190,000
Average Home Value $208,929


Median Household Income $60,550
Average Household Income $75,829
Per Capita Income $33,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 987 2nd
Population Density1 # 912 10th
Diversity Index2 # 364 64th
Median Household Income # 212 79th
Per Capita Income # 127 88th

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