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Portal is a city in Burke County.
The city was named for its role as a port of entry to Canada.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Portal. For links to other places called Portal, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Portal is 48.995N. The longitude is -102.547W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,955 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 131.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58772 ZIP code.
25% of Portal residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portal was $18,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Portal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Portal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $290.
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portal political report.
The average commute time for Portal workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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