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Portland, Alabama

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Census Data for Portland ...

So far, we have found very little information about Portland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Portland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Portland, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Portland has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Portland, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Selma18,983   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Valley Grande3,849   N   24 miles [38.6 km]

Dallas County ...

Portland is located in Dallas County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Dallas County.

Population Rings for Portland ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Portland and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Portland. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Portland, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
15 mi   [24 km]32,105-5.35%
20 mi   [32 km]521,113-8.23%
25 mi   [40 km]921,753-8.16%
30 mi   [48 km]1727,827-5.41%

Miscellaneous Information for Portland ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Dallas County or the community of Portland:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Portland:

GNIS ID for Portland: 156921

GNIS ID for Dallas County: 161549

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 047 (Dallas County)

Place Code: 61910 (Portland)

State & County Code: 01/047 (Alabama / Dallas County)

State & Place Code: 01/61910 (Alabama / Portland)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Portland would have been located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Portland.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Portland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1546, Longitude: -87.1686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Portland.