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Welcome to Portageville ...

The city of Portageville is located in the Bootheel of Missouri.

Portageville is primarily located in New Madrid County<1>. A portion of Portageville extends into Pemiscot County.

The location of Portageville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portageville has a population of 2,943 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Portageville.

The community of Portageville is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Portageville: (573)

The ZIP code for Portageville: 63873<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portageville had an population of 2,943 people. This is a decrease of 8.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portageville had a population of 3,228 people (or 17.03% of the total population of New Madrid County). This makes Portageville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Portageville represents 0.05% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,228 people, the population of Portageville decreased 2.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,295 people).

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

Adding Portageville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Portageville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Portageville elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Portageville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Portageville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Portageville - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near Portageville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portageville.

  • Caruthersville [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caruthersville
    • Caruthersville [Pemiscot County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Portageville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caruthersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caruthersville<7>
  • Tiptonville [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiptonville
    • Tiptonville [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Portageville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,971 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiptonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiptonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiptonville<7>
  • Malden [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
    • Malden [Dunklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Portageville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,898 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<7>
  • New Madrid [New Madrid County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Madrid
    • New Madrid [New Madrid County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Portageville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,818 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Madrid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Madrid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Madrid<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hayti [Pemiscot County]
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      • Hayti [Pemiscot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayti have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayti<7>
    • Ridgely [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
      • Ridgely [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgely<7>
    • New Markham [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Markham
      • New Markham [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Markham
    • Powells Ferry [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powells Ferry
      • Powells Ferry [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powells Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powells Ferry
    • Clarkton [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Dunklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
    • Lilbourn [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilbourn
      • Lilbourn [New Madrid County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Portageville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilbourn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lilbourn<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portageville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portageville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portageville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portageville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portageville. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portageville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portageville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About New Madrid County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including New Madrid, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portageville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portageville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Portageville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portageville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portageville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portageville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4296, Longitude: -89.6999       In this case, the coordinates for Portageville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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