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Portland Population 2024

Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Portland is one of the greenest cities in the world to live, Named after Portland, Maine. Portland population in 2024 is estimated to be 648,679, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States and the sixth most populous on the West Coast. Portland is known by many names like Bridgetown, Stumptown, Beervana and, of course, Rose City for its famous roses. The city which sits at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers has more than a dozen neighborhoods.

Below is the Portland population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *642,220-1.576
2022 *646,3960.64
2023 *648,1570.27
2024 *648,6790.08
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Portland city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearPortland Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Portland city Population(UA)

Portland Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Portland population in 2020 is 652,503, It is twenty-fifth populous city of US by rank, According to 2019 Census estimates 49.5%(322,810) are Male and 50.5%(329,763) are Female, Sex ratio is 97.9 males per 100 females, 5.2%(33,937) are population under 5 years of age, 17.8%(116,272) are under 18 years. Median age is 37.6 years, 82.2%(536,301) are 18 years and over, 13.4%(87,129) are 65 years and over. Portland population in 2023 is estimated to be 647,505, population in 2022 is estimated to be 646,396, and in 2021 is estimated to be 642,220.
Citizen, Voting Age Population
Portland Citizen with 18 and over population are 498,418, out of these 244618 are Male Voters and 253800 are Female voters, percentage wise 49.1% are Male and 50.9% are Female.

Portland Language demographics

Population of Portland who speak native languages at Home are 489,158 speak only English, 47,592 speak Spanish, 3,465 French (incl. Cajun), 681 Italian, 1,017 Portuguese, 2,721 German, 564 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 356 Greek, 8,640 Russian, 305 Polish, 236 Serbo-Croatian, 48 Armenian and 1,392 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages.

Asian Indian language speakers include 837 speak Hindi, 148 Urdu, 142 Bengali, 63 Telugu, 105 Tamil, 51 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 875 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages and 2529 speak other Indo-European languages.

East Asian language speakers include 9,470 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 2628 Japanese, 893 Korean, 667 Hmong, 2180 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 16235 Vietnamese, 647 Khmer, 1848 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 1580 speak other languages of Asia.

3164 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 1072 Arabic, 1086 Hebrew, 1147 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari), 6809 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 516 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 438 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa and 107 Other Native languages of North America.

Portland Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Portland by age is 66,218, out of these 31,176 are male, 35,042 are female, The sex ratio of Portland is 89. The median age of the Portland population is 37.2, Portland population by age are, under 18 years is 7,881, 16 years and over is 59,275, 18 years and over is 58,337, 21 years and over is 56,768, 65 years and over is 14051. 47.1% are male, 52.9% are female, 11.9% are under 18 years old, 89.5% are 16 years and over, 88.1% are 18 years and over, 85.7% are 21 years and over, 18.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 34,035 housing units, The voting population of Portland are 55,886, out of these 26,283 are male voters, 29,603 are female voters, 47.0% are male, 53.0% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -532,7615.0%
5 - 932,0064.9%
10 - 1433,1505.1%
15 - 1930,7924.7%
20 - 2436,8275.6%
25 - 34126,60319.4%
35 - 44115,20017.6%
45 - 5485,14113.0%
55 - 5935,4635.4%
60 - 6436,8355.6%
65 - 7454,9398.4%
75 - 8424,0713.7%
85 and over9,6791.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Portland Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Portland by race are:

White Population

White population in Portland, Oregon are 56,900, percentage wise 85.9 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Portland, Oregon are 4,615, percentage wise 7.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Portland, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Portland are 2,122, percentage wise 3.2 percent are asians, out of these are Asian Indians, are Chinese, are Filipinos, are Japanese, are Korean, are Vietnamese and are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Portland, Oregon are 1,475. Percentage wise 2.2 percent are hispanics, out of these are Mexican people, are Puerto Ricans, are Cubans, and are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race653,467Percent
Black or African American36,8625.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,9850.8%
Asian Population53,2658.2%
Asian Indian3,4730.5%
Other Asian Population9,035
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,1840.3%
Native Hawaiian2710.0%
Guamanian or Chamorro4430.1%
Hispanic or Latino63,1429.7%
Puerto Rican1,8270.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino14,570
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Portland native population is 59,946, out of these 31,948 born in the Oregon state and 27,148 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 6,272, out of these 3,365 are Naturalised US citizen, 575 are in Europe, 1,283 in Asia, 866 in Africa, 339 in Latin America and 192 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Portland are 2,907, out of these 63 are from Europe, 881 are from Asia, 1,731 from Africa, 98 are from Latin America and 134 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence251,837
Born in other state in the United States304,008
Born outside the United States10,170
Puerto Rico457
U.S. Island Areas434
Born abroad of American parent(s)9,279
Foreign born
Born outside of United States87,452
Naturalized U.S. citizen47,249
Latin America6,063
Northern America1,232
Not a U.S. citizen40,203
Latin America15,717
Northern America2,770
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Portland History

Portland is the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest with only Seattle, Washington, ranked larger in the United States. Portland was established in 1843, According to history, When William Overton and Asa Lovejoy beached on the banks of Willamette River, they were struck by the beauty of mountain and timber rich area and thought it would become a beautiful town. Bored with clearing trees and building roads, Overton sold portion of the land to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine, in 1845. Pettygrove won the toss for choosing the "Portland" name of the town over "Boston" with Lovejoy. By 1850 the Portland population had grown to 800 people and there were log cabin hotel, steam sawmill and newspaper called Weekly Oregonian. Portland was incorporated in January 1851, the city measured 2.1 square miles. Portland has continued to grow in size and population with influx of immigrants

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