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Portland, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Portland Census Designated Place had a population of 5,835 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Portland is located at latitude 41.5775 and longitude -72.6198 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Portland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Portland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377853) 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 Town of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portland: East Middletown, Portland Center.

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Portland, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,835
Daytime Population: Workers 2,329
Daytime Population: Residents 2,803
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 5,713
Population in Familes 4,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,029
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $79,667
Average Household Income $100,171
Per Capita Income $42,417


Total Housing Units 2,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,789 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $247,806
Average Home Value $270,486


Total Households 2,445
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,566
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.15%
Households -0.19% -0.22%
Families -0.24% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Portland, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 56 61st
Population Density # 94 35th
Diversity Index # 90 37th
Median Household Income # 58 60th
Per Capita Income # 63 56th

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