Portland, Arkansas facts for kids
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Location of Portland in Ashley County, Arkansas.
|• Total||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Land||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||125 ft (38 m)|
|• Density||303.45/sq mi (117.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0058412|
Portland is a town in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 430 at the 2010 census. Portland was first settled in the 1830s, and named for its early status as a steamboat port. It was incorporated in 1893.
Portland is located at 33°14′12″N 91°30′42″W / 33.23667°N 91.51167°W (33.236791, -91.511539).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
Portland is located on north-south U.S. Route 165 at the junction with State Highway 160.
Points of interest
The historic Dean House and Pugh House were designed by architect Charles L. Thompson. Both are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||121||37.23%|
|Hispanic or Latino||25||7.69%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 325 people, 178 households, and 92 families residing in the city.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Portland has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Public education is provided to elementary and secondary school students by the Hamburg School District leading to graduation from Hamburg High School.
The Portland School District merged into the Hamburg district on July 1, 1984.
- Fred Haas, golfer, most famous for breaking Byron Nelson's eleven tournament winning streak in 1945
- Lloyd Moseby, born in Portland, major league baseball player