Poverty in Portland, Connecticut

What is the poverty rate in Portland, Connecticut?
The poverty rate in Portland is 10.7%. One out of every 9.4 residents of Portland lives in poverty.

How many people in Portland, Connecticut live in poverty?
589 of 5,516 Portland residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Portland compare to the rest of Connecticut?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Connecticut is 10.1%, meaning Portland has a slightly higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Connecticut.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

5,209

10.2% 10.3% 93.1%

What's the Poverty Rate in Portland, Connecticut By Race?

10.2% of White residents of Portland, Connecticut live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Portland, Connecticut is the same as than the national average. 530 of 5,209 white Connecticuters live below the poverty line. Approximately 93.1% of the total population of Portland, Connecticut are white.

Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Portland, Connecticut?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Portland, Connecticut is 12.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Portland, Connecticut is 9.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Portland, Connecticut

Male residents of Portland, Connecticut are meaningfully(26%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

306 of 2,547 males in Portland live below the poverty line.

283 of 2,969 females in Portland live below the poverty line.

Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Portland, Connecticut?

Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

21.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

17.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

15.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

12.3%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

6.4%

75 to 84 Years Old

2.2%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Portland, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Portland, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Portland, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States is 10.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Portland, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 0.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Portland, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Portland, Connecticut who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 5,390 residents of Portland, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States, 589 (10.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 0 (0.0%) of 126 residents of Portland, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Portland, Connecticut

The poverty rate in Portland is 10.7%.
Portland is in Middlesex County.
Connecticut Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Middlesex County.
City Poverty Rate
Higganum 6.7%
Lake Pocotopaug 6.7%
Middletown 11.3%
Moodus 10.8%
Old Saybrook Center 7.2%
Portland 10.7%
Saybrook Manor 4.8%
Chester Center 7.3%
Clinton 8.1%
Deep River Center 8.1%
Durham 3.1%
East Hampton 9.2%
Essex Village 3.1%
Westbrook Center 17.2%

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