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Welcome to Portland ...

Portland is located in Northampton County<1>.

When the people of Portland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portlander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portland has a population of 514 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Portland is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Portland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Portland: 18351<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 514 people. This is a decrease of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portland had a population of 519 people. This makes Portland the county's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 519 people, the population of Portland decreased 10.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 579 people).

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

Communities Also Named Portland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Portland: This one is located in Northampton County and the other is located in Lehigh County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, 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, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Portland ...

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

  • Easton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<7>
  • Phillipsburg [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
  • East Stroudsburg [Monroe County]
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    • East Stroudsburg [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Stroudsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Stroudsburg<7>
  • Hackettstown [Warren County]
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    • Hackettstown [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,372 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackettstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wilson [Northampton County]
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      • Wilson [Northampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
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      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<7>
    • Stroudsburg [Monroe County]
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      • Stroudsburg [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,547 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stroudsburg<7>
    • Bangor [Northampton County]
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      • Bangor [Northampton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor<7>
    • Pen Argyl [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Argyl
      • Pen Argyl [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pen Argyl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pen Argyl<7>
    • Wind Gap [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind Gap
      • Wind Gap [Northampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wind Gap<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 Portland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Portland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.

Adding Portland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Portland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Portland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Mentions & References for Portland

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Northampton County

About Pennsylvania

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

The official website for Northampton County: www.northamptoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 community'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portland - 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 community (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).
<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 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9222, Longitude: -75.0994    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.

 

 

 

 

 


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