Portland, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 8,458. Estimated population in 2021: 10,342 (+22.3% change)
Males: 4,084 (48.3%), Females: 4,374 (51.7%)

Sumner County

Zip code: 37148

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $35,644
Median house value: $85,000

Races in Portland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.7%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (28.6%), Irish (10.5%), English (9.7%), German (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Dutch (1.7%).

Elevation: 805 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portland

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portland city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2.5% Foreign born (2.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,703 (+47.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Portland:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portland:

  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 27 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Abbreviation: BWG)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 34 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: BNA)
  • SMYRNA (about 41 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portland:

  • PORTLAND MUNI (about 4 miles; PORTLAND, TN; Abbreviation: 1M5)
  • SUMNER COUNTY REGIONAL (about 17 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Abbreviation: M33)
  • RUSSELLVILLE-LOGAN COUNTY (about 25 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: 4M7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portland:

  • VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,215)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,654)
  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,260)
  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,346)
  • NASHVILLE STATE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (about 38 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,642)

Schools

Public high school in Portland:

  • PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 995; Location: 600 COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Portland:

  • HIGHLAND ACADEMY (Students: 98; Location: 211 HIGHLAND CIRCLE DRIVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portland:

  • PORTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 866; Location: 604 S BROADWAY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WATT HARDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 300 GIBSON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • J W WISEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: 922 SOUTH BROADWAY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CLYDE RIGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 211 FOUNTAIN HEAD RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Portland:

  • HIGHLAND ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 234 HIGHLAND CIRCLE DR.; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Portland:

  • ELMER HINTON MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $126,940; Location: 301 PORTLAND BOULEVARD; 30,420 books; 707 audio materials; 1,344 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)

 

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