Income/capita 11%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 416%
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Income per capita$26,478$33,230$29,829
Median household income$48,409$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,523$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$14,297$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$23,333$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate24.0%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level5.4%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Portland is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Portland is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Portland is 416% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Portland is 64% lower than the national average

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      Portland median earnings by income bracket

      Portland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry31.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%10.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%15.0%
      Public administration13.2%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%20.0%
      Education, health & social services10.5%25.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Loghill Village, CO467$93,75069.5%
      Ouray, CO849$66,92321.0%
      Telluride, CO1,972$62,92913.8%
      Ridgway, CO1,012$55,3680.1%
      Mountain Village, CO1,546$39,64328.3%
      Portland, CO129$48,40912.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jacksonport, AR129$23,90656.8%
      Ward, CO129$46,25016.4%
      Garber, IA129$48,75011.9%
      Campus, IL129$43,29521.7%
      Yale, IL129$47,50014.1%
      Portland, CO129$48,40912.5%
      Source: The Portland, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).