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Population (year 2000): 8,732. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,543 (+9.3% change)
Males: 4,253 (48.7%), Females: 4,479 (51.3%)

Middlesex County

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $63,285 (year 2000)
Median house value: $151,800 (year 2000)

Portland, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)

Ancestries: Italian (22.9%), Irish (20.5%), English (15.0%), German (11.6%), Polish (10.9%), French (8.2%).Connecticut

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Portland,

For population 25 years and over in Portland

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland town

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

4.4% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.2% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CT Meriden, (12.4 miles pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (59.2 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (107.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: CT Portland, (0.0 miles CT (1.7 miles Cromwell, CT (3.2 miles Middletown, Hill, CT (5.9 miles Rocky CT (7.4 miles Middlefield, CT (7.7 miles Higganum, CT (8.4 miles Durham,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2001: 83 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2004: 76 buildings, average cost: $156,700

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 72.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Manufacturing (15.8%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Crime in Portland by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 1 4 2
    per 100,000 11.5 11.5 45.8 22.9
Assaults 5 0 7 1
    per 100,000 57.3 0.0 80.2 11.5
Burglaries 26 21 22 18
    per 100,000 297.8 240.5 251.9 206.1
Thefts 63 57 84 94
    per 100,000 721.5 652.8 962.0 1076.5
Auto thefts 6 4 15 11
    per 100,000 68.7 45.8 171.8 126.0
74.7 50.0 99.6 76.7

Average climate in Portland, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portland-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Portland city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Portland:
  • SAINT FRANCIS CARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (25 MARLBOROUGH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portland:
  • CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSP (about 4 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT)
  • MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT)
  • DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS (about 7 miles; ROCKY HILL, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Portland, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portland:
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 11 miles; HARTFORD, CT; ID: HFD)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 25 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 29 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portland:
  • SALMON RIVER AIRFIELD (about 14 miles; MARLBOROUGH, CT; ID: 9B8)
  • HUMMINGBIRD (about 14 miles; WALLINGFORD, CT; ID: 4C3)
  • MERIDEN MARKHAM MUNI (about 15 miles; MERIDEN, CT; ID: MMK)

Amtrak stations near Portland:
  • 11 miles: BERLIN (KENSINGTON, DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: HARTFORD (1 UNION PLACE). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:
  • WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,993)
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,967)
  • TRINITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; MANCHESTER, CT; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (about 17 miles; WEST HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 5,557)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; HAMDEN, CT; FT enrollment: 5,836)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 11,011)
Public high school in Portland:
  • PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 95 HIGH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Portland:
  • ELMCREST SCHOOLS (Students: 139; Location: 25 MARLBOROUGH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portland:
  • PORTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 314 MAIN ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 81 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • GILDERSLEEVE SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 575 1/2 MAIN ST.; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 33 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Portland:
  • PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $618,172; Location: 20 FREESTONE AVE.; 56,830 books; 4,569 audio materials; 6,496 video materials; 251 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Portland Public Library (A).

Shopping Center: Portland Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Portland include: Portland Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Trinity Church (E), First Congregational Church (F).

Cemeteries: Portland Burying Ground (1), Swedish Cemetery (2).

Lake: Hedstroms Ponds (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carr Brook (A).

Park in Portland: Indian Hill Avenue Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Portland compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Portland:
  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPOP (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLAT (910 AM; 5 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW BRITAIN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDRC (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMW (1470 AM; 3 kW; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP OF CT)
  • WRYM (840 AM; 1 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXCT (990 AM; 3 kW; SOUTHINGTON, CT; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Portland:
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WESU (88.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMJ (88.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ST. THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
TV broadcast stations around Portland:
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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