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Portland, Arkansas

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Welcome to Portland ...

The city of Portland is located in Ashley County.

When the people of Portland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portlander<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Portland has a population of 400 people<2> (see below for details).

Portland is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Portland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Portland lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Portland: 71663<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portland had a population of 430 people. This makes Portland the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Portland represents 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 300th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 430 people, the population of Portland decreased 22.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 552 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 400 people. This is a decrease of 6.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Portland.

Communities near Portland ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Portland and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Dermott   [Map]   2,597   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Eudora   [Map]   2,005   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   2,698   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jerome   [Map]   35   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake Village   [Map]   2,328   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montrose   [Map]   316   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Portland.

Communities Also Named Portland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Alabama, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Portland:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portland ...

Looking for more information about Portland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Portland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Portland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Portland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Portland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2378, Longitude: -91.5111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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