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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Portola is a town in California with a population of 2,033. Portola is in Plumas County. Living in Portola offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Portola and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Portola are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$652
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Portola Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    48%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Portola

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,150
National
$55,322
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Portola Reviews

2 reviews
For being such a small railroad town, it sure has been a great place to grow up in. There are so many things to do (and I'm not talking shopping, because it's basically non-existent here unless you want to drive an hour to get anywhere). I'm talking hiking, fishing, hunting, snow sports. Anything outdoors you want to do, this area is the place to go!
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I've been living in this town since i was a toddler. i've had really good experiences in this town. The schooling is nice, teachers care. This is a town for people who don't mind the quite life.