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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Portland is a town in Tennessee with a population of 12,258. Portland is in Sumner County. Living in Portland offers residents a suburban rural mix 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
$131,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    178.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    395.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,288.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Portland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,449
National
$55,322
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Portland Reviews

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Portland is a small town usually everybody knows everyone if you have lived there a long time. For the most part people try to help one another. You can go to bed and leave your unlocked and not worry about someone coming in. The schools are excellent, I made sure all 4 of my kids graduated from the same high school( Portland High School). Portland has grown tremously in the years, first of all its known for all the factories on Kirby Road. We now even have a Taco Bell and Dairy Queen lol. I would like to see a Walmart and a few sit down restaurants be opened. For insistence, O Charlie's, Logan's and maybe a few more.
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I love my hometown Portland. It's conveniently located just north of Nashville, yet it's got that small town feel. There's an awesome library where I go to study. We don't have a lot of crime and I don't know of any gangs. There's a vintage gift shop called occasions. They sell lovely jewelry and clothing. Another boutique has homemade soaps! Our strawberry festival is charming and loads of fun. I'm happy here.
Portland is a growing town that has a relatively small group of things to do. We have a few parks, several fast food restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, and various other retail stores. It is a pretty small town, and it can be overwhelming sometimes.