is a town located in Lawrence County, Arkansas
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 483.
Geography\nPortia is located at 36°5'7" North, 91°4'6" West (36.085273, -91.068430)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 3.3 km²
). 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 483 people, 206 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density
is 144.6/km² (373.8/mi²). There are 225 housing units at an average density of 67.3/km² (174.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.10% White
, 1.24% Black
or African American
, 1.45% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander
, 0.00% from other races
, and 0.21% from two or more races. 1.66% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 206 households out of which 25.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 21.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $21,250, and the median income for a family is $31,250. Males have a median income of $24,750 versus $18,182 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,118. 32.7% of the population and 20.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 55.6% are under the age of 18 and 29.7% are 65 or older.