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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Portland is a town in Indiana with a population of 5,996. Portland is in Jay County. Living in Portland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Portland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Portland are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Portland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,071
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Portland

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,818
National
$55,322
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I have a lot of issues with what's going on in Portland, which I why I've rated it 3 stars. However, I'd like to focus on the positives and talk about what I enjoy. The positive side of Portland is mostly due to the Jay County Public Library and the mission they've taken on to provide free activities for children and their families. I've got my 3 children enrolled in several library programs that provide fun and activities while encouraging literacy.My children and I have had a blast each summer taking part in what Jay County Public Library makes available for us.
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I liked the friendly people here when I moved everyone was so nice and welcoming. The community comes together for their people and it surprises me how quickly the local businesses pull together such as to raise money for a local this community shows the true meaning of having each others back.
One thing about this town is the drug use the kids and even the adults need things to do around here besides drugs. This is when it is time to come together because the deaths because of this epidemic of drug use needs to come to a stop and something needs to be done. Sad thing it is not just here it is everywhere.
Portland is a small town that is mainly Republican and not open to other ideas. However if you find the right people they are very open and accepting. There is not a lot of things to do for fun you typically go to Wal-Mart, the parks or drive around. The school system is in the middle of changing locations the middle schools are moving to the highschool.