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Portland is a town in Middlesex County, in the Hartford metro area.

The community was named for Portland, England.

The latitude of Portland is 41.599N. The longitude is -72.591W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,732.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$63,285
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portland demographic reports
Portland is on the Connecticut River
Former and merged names include:
· Port
Once a shipbuilding center

Brownstone quarried here was used in mansions and public buildings of New York and San Francisco

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Portland Fair - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Portland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Meshomasic State Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Portland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hartford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06480 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Portland residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portland was $28,229, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Portland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Portland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,378.


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Libraries in Portland include Portland Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Portland workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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