The following table outlines the population and steets of Portland City, Oregon. While many aspects of Portland's population are still in question, this table will provide a general picture of the city's ethnic diversity. You can also see how Portland compares with other Portland areas in terms of ethnic composition. This table also includes the number of people of different races. The table includes a brief historical overview of Portland's racial makeup, as well as a general idea of its ethnic composition.
One of Portland's most prominent manufacturers was Henry Weinhard, who had been trained as a brewer in Wurtemberg, Germany, before moving to the American frontier. In 1862, he moved his brewery from Vancouver to Portland, where it occupied a full square block between B and C streets. Weinhard's City Brewery supplied two huge beer gardens, and was reputed to be the city's social center.
The population of Portland is highly populated. Its population density is around 4,650 people per square mile, which is higher than the national average. The city's ethnic makeup is predominantly White (78%) - which makes it less diverse than other cities in the United States. Seventy-four percent of Portland residents are married, with more than half of the population over the age of fifteen years being married. This means that Portland has a high proportion of married people - and even more of them have children under 18.
Another demographic pattern in the city is the presence of a large Italian community. After 1897, Italian and Japanese laborers poured into the city, which led to an increase in the city's Italian population. These immigrants arrived in clusters, living in rooming houses near First and Couch streets. These men eventually set up restaurants and barber shops. Several of them eventually moved to the eastside. This demographic reflects the changing ethnic composition of Portland.