Latest Data (2016)
Population 48,508
Nationwide Rank 788

Quick Facts

Portage, Michigan is the 788th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Portage, Michigan is a city.

Portage, Michigan is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Portage had its largest population ever.

Portage, Michigan's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Portage, Michigan Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
778 Dunwoody, Georgia 48,884
779 East Lansing, Michigan 48,870 4.9%
780 Middletown, Ohio 48,813 -5.4%
781 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 48,747 10.3%
782 Minot, North Dakota 48,743 33.2%
783 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 48,686 -4.0%
784 Mishawaka, Indiana 48,679 3.5%
785 Niagara Falls, New York 48,632 -12.3%
786 Smyrna, Tennessee 48,596 74.8%
787 Covina, California 48,549 3.4%
788 Portage, Michigan 48,508 7.9%
789 Cedar Hill, Texas 48,343 47.5%
790 Ceres, California 48,278 38.5%
791 Texas City, Texas 48,262 15.5%
792 Twin Falls, Idaho 48,260 38.0%
793 Roswell, New Mexico 48,184 6.6%
794 Huntington, West Virginia 48,113 -7.0%
795 Madison, Alabama 47,959 60.9%
796 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 47,945 1.7%
797 Lawrence, Indiana 47,866 22.4%
798 Kannapolis, North Carolina 47,839 27.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Michigan

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
333 Dearborn 94,444 -3.4%
334 Livonia 94,041 -6.5%
398 Troy 83,641 3.2%
414 Westland 81,545 -5.9%
418 Farmington Hills 81,129 -1.1%
454 Kalamazoo 75,984 -1.3%
458 Wyoming 75,567 8.6%
478 Rochester Hills 73,422 6.4%
479 Southfield 73,100 -6.6%
597 Taylor 61,177 -7.2%
619 St. Clair Shores 59,775 -5.1%
620 Pontiac 59,698 -11.7%
630 Novi 59,211 24.7%
634 Royal Oak 59,006 -1.6%
671 Dearborn Heights 55,761 -4.4%
741 Kentwood 51,689 13.7%
742 Battle Creek 51,534 -3.4%
774 Saginaw 48,984 -20.4%
779 East Lansing 48,870 4.9%
788 Portage 48,508 7.9%
805 Roseville 47,602 -0.9%
898 Midland 42,096 0.7%
991 Muskegon 38,349 -4.2%
1038 Lincoln Park 36,720 -8.2%
1132 Holland 33,543 -4.2%
1134 Bay City 33,511 -8.7%
1160 Jackson 32,918 -9.1%
1166 Eastpointe 32,673 -3.9%
1255 Madison Heights 30,088 -3.0%
1270 Oak Park 29,645 -8.4%
1282 Port Huron 29,231 -9.3%
1286 Southgate 29,085 -4.4%
1308 Burton 28,648 -5.6%
1370 Allen Park 27,214 -7.6%
1396 Garden City 26,719 -11.1%
1418 Mount Pleasant 26,313 1.6%
1497 Wyandotte 24,955 -10.9%
1510 Walker 24,775 12.4%
1531 Inkster 24,462 -18.7%
1541 Norton Shores 24,340 7.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 48,508 788
2015 48,177 789
2014 47,837 790
2013 47,523 788
2012 47,126 786
2011 46,675 788
2010 46,292 781
2009 46,453 760
2008 46,078 758
2007 45,958 757
2006 45,836 752
2005 45,691 745
2004 45,623 744
2003 45,807 730
2002 45,213 730
2001 44,902 724
2000 44,932 716
1990 41,025 660