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Portal, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Portal is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bulloch County at latitude 32.5397 and longitude -81.9296. Bulloch County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Portal, but most people and references simply refer to it as Portal, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Portal indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Portal (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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Portal, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 671
Population in Households 670
Population in Familes 563
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $85,769
Average Home Value $109,524


Median Household Income $31,352
Average Household Income $42,952
Per Capita Income $16,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.19% 0.47%
Households 1.28% 0.45%
Families 2.55% 0.42%
Median Household Income   4.87%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portal, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portal to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 409 35th
Population Density1 # 425 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 172 73rd
Median Household Income # 434 31st
Per Capita Income # 428 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.