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Living In Portland, TN

The town of Portland, Tennessee is home to approximately 12,000 people. Young children make up a larger portion of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Tennessee. Most Portland residents own their homes, and 31% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $800/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Portland will save around $1000 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Portland residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 41% of commuters, while public transportation is not used much. Relatively few commuters walk to work.

There are two primary industries in Portland: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $58K, Portland workers take home around $5,000 less than the average Tennessee resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Portland has a high number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (26%) compared to the national average. Further, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.


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