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Portland - Northampton county

Population 579

Portland, Pennsylvania

Portland, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 25 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 50 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 579 people people live in Portland.

The People and Families of Portland

In Portland, about 51% of adults are married. Single people feel welcome in Portland, and many people make their homes without family or roommates living with them.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Portland had a median family income of $46,250.

Political Inclinations

The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in Portland.

Portland Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Portland, about 57% are lived in by their owners, not renters. The average year in which most residences in the town were built is earlier than in most places. Renting one (or even zero) bedroom apartments is pretty common in Portland. The average property tax bill in the town is higher than that of most other communities in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Portland, 91% of commuters drive to work.
Portland Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population579100%
Male28749.6%
Female29250.4%
Under 1813222.8%
18+44777.2%
65+8815.2%
Median Age38.9 
Average Family Size2.99 
White56998.3%
African-American00%
Asian50.9%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other10.2%
Mixed Race40.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above)244.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$46,250 
Population In Poverty346%
Portland Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German24.1%
English14%
Italian11.9%
Irish8.3%
Bulgarian6.7%
Polish5%
US/American3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)3.9%
Danish3.9%
Dutch3.2%
French (except Basque)3%
Hungarian1.4%
Egyptian1.4%
Pennsylvania German1.4%
Scottish0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
European0.5%
Russian0.5%
Czechoslovakian0.5%
African0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
French Canadian0.5%
Scotch-Irish0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Greek0.2%
Slovene0.2%

  


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