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Portal, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Portal had a population of 681 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Portal is located at latitude 32.5397 and longitude -81.9296 in Bulloch County. 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. Bulloch County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Town of Portal (GNIS ID: 2407150) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Portal is located within Portal Division of Bulloch County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Portal, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 681
Daytime Population: Workers 379
Daytime Population: Residents 375
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 754
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 323
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,264
Average Household Income $45,546
Per Capita Income $17,117


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $104,412
Average Home Value $154,654


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 0.98%
Households 0.95% 1.01%
Families 1.64% 0.93%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Portal, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portal to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 406 35th
Population Density # 428 32nd
Diversity Index # 195 69th
Median Household Income # 480 23rd
Per Capita Income # 505 19th

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