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Portland, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Portland Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ouray County at latitude 38.0892 and longitude -107.6952. Ouray County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,267 feet.

The formal official name is the Portland Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Portland, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Portland indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Portland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Portland, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 142
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (32.6%)
Median Home Value $420,000
Average Home Value $478,125


Median Household Income $52,545
Average Household Income $62,133
Per Capita Income $28,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.2% 1.24%
Households 1.58% 1.26%
Families -3.31% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Portland, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portland to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 376 18th
Population Density1 # 426 7th
Diversity Index2 # 370 19th
Median Household Income # 219 52nd
Per Capita Income # 191 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.