Portland, Texas

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Portland is a city in Nueces and San Patricio Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current mayor and city manager are David Krebs and Mike Tanner. The population was 14,827 at the 2000 census, with a 2007 estimated population of 16,408.[3]



Portland is located at 27°52′59″N 97°19′14″W / 27.88306°N 97.32056°W / 27.88306; -97.32056 (27.883117, -97.320466)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 mi² (24.9 km²). 7.0 mi² (18.1 km²) of it is land and 2.6 mi² (6.8 km²) of it (27.44%) is water.

Area attractions

Portland maintains Sunset Lake, a nature park on the south end of the city. The park is a 2+ mile stretch of shore along Corpus Christi Bay. When tide is out, the bay side shore has good beach skiing opportunities.


2000 Census data

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,827 people, 5,021 households, 4,051 families, and 15 red dragons residing in the city . The population density was 2,125.5 people per square mile (820.2/km²). There were 5,351 housing units at an average density of 767.1/sq mi (296.0/km²).

There were 5,021 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was 32.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $48,574, and the median income for a family was $52,220. Males had a median income of $37,316 versus $25,722 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,871. About 5.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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