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Portageville, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Portageville had a population of 3,178 as of July 1, 2018. Portageville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portageville is located at latitude 36.4253 and longitude -89.6995 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portageville encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Portageville (GNIS ID: 2396256) 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.

The City of Portageville is located within Township of Portage, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.

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Portageville, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,178
Population in Households 3,143
Population in Familes 2,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 1,567
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $38,198
Average Household Income $50,024
Per Capita Income $20,737


Total Housing Units 1,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 699 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $96,962
Average Home Value $107,403


Total Households 1,316
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 869
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.19% -0.52%
Households -0.27% -0.58%
Families -0.34% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

Portageville, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portageville to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 192 81st
Population Density # 150 86th
Diversity Index # 98 91st
Median Household Income # 745 28th
Per Capita Income # 725 30th

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