Nationwide Claims to Fame

Portland is 17th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Portland is 22nd out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Portland is 25th out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Portland is 25th out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Portland is 27th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Portland is 28th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 76 other cities in Current population (2012)

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 86 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 89 other cities in Retail sales

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 89 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Households

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Housing units

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Portland is 1st in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Size in square miles

Portland is 8th in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Race - Two or More

Portland is 10th in Oregon out of 97 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Portland, Oregon Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Current population (2012) 603,106 1st 3,899,353 313,914,040
Size in square miles 133.4 1st 95,988.0 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,375.2 17th 39.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Residents younger than 5 6.0% 76th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.1% 90th 22.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.4% 75th 14.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.9% 43rd 88.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 42.0% 18th 29.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Race - White 76.1% 78th 88.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.3% 1st 2.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.0% 65th 1.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 7.1% 12th 4.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 17th 0.4% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.7% 8th 3.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.4% 49th 12.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 72.2% 75th 77.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Female residents 50.5% 77th 50.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 13.7% 25th 9.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Housing units 265,439 1st 1,684,193 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 37.9% 10th 23.3% 25.9%
Households 247,711 1st 1,509,554 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.2% 76th 63.1% 66.1%
Home median value $292,800 22nd $252,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 82nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Income per capita $30,631 17th $26,561 $27,915
Income per household $50,177 39th $49,850 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.8% 42nd 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Portland Rank Oregon US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 65,465 1st 348,154 27,092,908
Retail sales $8,174,115 1st $50,370,919 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,950 40th $13,494 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,842,443 1st $7,555,764 $613,795,732

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