Portland, TX

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2022 Population
20,130
1.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.2
1.48% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.62%
22.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$83,493
1.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$218,200
17.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Portland, TX had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $83,493. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Portland, TX grew from 19,914 to 20,130, a 1.08% increase and its median household income grew from $82,439 to $83,493, a 1.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portland, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.6%), White (Hispanic) (27.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.3%), Other (Hispanic) (3.54%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in Portland, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in Portland, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portland, TX are Strand Institute of Beauty & Esthetics (74 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Portland, TX was $218,200, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Portland, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Portland, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Portland, TX is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.22% of Portland, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.98k people) in Portland, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.52k White (Hispanic) and 2.47k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Portland, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Portland, TX was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portland, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.98k ± 703
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.52k ± 884
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.47k ± 1.01k
43.7%
Hispanic Population
8.79k people

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.98k people) in Portland, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.52k White (Hispanic) and 2.47k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43.7% of the people in Portland, TX are hispanic (8.79k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Portland, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people
4.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
886 people

As of 2022, 5.22% of Portland, TX residents (1.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portland, TX was 4.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    571 ± 179
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    471 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    260 ± 148

Portland, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Portland, TX employs 9.42k people. The largest industries in Portland, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,462 people), Construction (1,255 people), and Retail Trade (948 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($130,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($96,144), and Utilities ($95,227).

Occupations

9.42k
2022 Value
± 812
−1.27%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portland, TX declined at a rate of −1.27%, from 9.54k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portland, TX, are Management Occupations (1,320 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (956 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portland, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.42k
2022 Value
± 812
−1.27%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portland, TX declined at a rate of −1.27%, from 9.54k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portland, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,462 people), Construction (1,255 people), and Retail Trade (948 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portland, TX, though some of these residents may live in Portland, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,666
Median earning men ± $4,396
$38,788
Median earning women ± $5,363

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($133,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($97,279), and Manufacturing ($92,898).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($66,726), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,821), and Construction ($49,619).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Portland, TX awarded 74 degrees. The student population of Portland, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 69 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portland, TX are Hispanic or Latino (37 and 50%), followed by White (19 and 25.7%), Two or More Races (18 and 24.3%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Portland, TX by number of degrees awarded are Strand Institute of Beauty & Esthetics (74 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Portland, TX are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (29 and 39.2%), General Cosmetology (23 and 31.1%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (11 and 14.9%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portland, TX was $218,200 in 2022, which is 0.774 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $185,400 to $218,200, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Portland, TX is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Portland, TX have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portland, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portland, TX is $83,493. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Portland, TX was Census Tract 106.03 with a value of $112,600, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 106.04, with respective values of $89,861 and $78,113.

Property

$218,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,602
$4,633
Median Property Taxes
±$468

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portland, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Portland, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
59.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Portland, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Portland, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.03
  2. Census Tract 107
  3. Census Tract 106.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portland, TX was Census Tract 106.03 with a value of $112,600, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 106.04, with respective values of $89,861 and $78,113.

The following map shows all of the places in Portland, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$83,493
Median Household Income
± $9,705
7.07k
Number of Households
± 724

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.07k households in Portland, TX grew to $83,493 from the previous year's value of $82,439.

The following chart displays the households in Portland, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portland, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.73%)
  3. Carpooled (4.34%)

In 2022, 87.6% of workers in Portland, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.73%) and those who carpooled to work (4.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portland, TX have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Portland, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portland, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portland, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portland, TX (1.93k out of 20k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portland, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.3% of the population of Portland, TX has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 9.75% on Medicare, 8.79% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Patricio County, TX see 3925 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.254% decrease from the previous year (3935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2313 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2580 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,925 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Patricio County, TX

Primary care physicians in San Patricio County, TX see an average of 3,925 patients per year. This represents a 0.254% decrease from the previous year (3,935 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Patricio County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.7%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
9.75%
Medicare
8.79%
Non-Group
2.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portland, TX grew by 5.41% from 13.9% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portland, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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