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Portland is a city in Jay County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Portland, ME.

The latitude of Portland is 40.434N. The longitude is -84.977W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,297.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,045
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portland demographic reports
Portland is on the Salamonie River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Twyla Tharp, dancer, choreographer
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • WinterFest - Nov. 17-18, 2007
  • Gathering of Great Lakes Nations - June 9-10, 2007
  • Jay County Heritage Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Portland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Soldier
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Portland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47371 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Portland residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portland ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portland was $18,375, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Portland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Portland festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Portland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $615.


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Libraries

Libraries in Portland include Jay County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Portland include Portland Commercial Review

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBSJ.

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Politics

Jay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portland political report.

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The average commute time for Portland workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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