Latest Data (2017)
Population 48,816
Nationwide Rank 790

Quick Facts

Portage, Michigan is the 790th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Portage, Michigan is a city.

Portage, Michigan is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Portage had its largest population ever.

Portage, Michigan's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Portage, Michigan Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
780 Leander, Texas 49,234 482.7%
781 Twin Falls, Idaho 49,202 40.7%
782 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,192 0.6%
783 Mishawaka, Indiana 49,177 4.6%
784 La Mirada, California 49,095 4.6%
785 Cypress, California 49,064 5.2%
786 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,029 11.0%
787 Madison, Alabama 48,861 63.9%
788 East Lansing, Michigan 48,844 4.8%
789 Middletown, Ohio 48,823 -5.4%
790 Portage, Michigan 48,816 8.6%
791 Kannapolis, North Carolina 48,806 30.5%
792 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,793 3.7%
793 Cedar Hill, Texas 48,710 48.6%
794 Lawrence, Indiana 48,704 24.5%
795 Ceres, California 48,697 39.7%
796 Saginaw, Michigan 48,677 -20.9%
797 Texas City, Texas 48,558 16.2%
798 Covina, California 48,462 3.2%
799 Niagara Falls, New York 48,460 -12.7%
800 Monroe, Louisiana 48,371 -8.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Michigan

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
321 Flint 96,448 -22.6%
334 Dearborn 94,491 -3.4%
338 Livonia 94,105 -6.5%
404 Troy 83,813 3.4%
413 Westland 81,747 -5.7%
419 Farmington Hills 81,050 -1.2%
460 Wyoming 75,938 9.1%
463 Kalamazoo 75,807 -1.5%
477 Rochester Hills 74,205 7.6%
482 Southfield 73,208 -6.5%
606 Taylor 61,276 -7.1%
629 Pontiac 59,792 -11.6%
630 Novi 59,715 25.7%
632 St. Clair Shores 59,635 -5.3%
637 Royal Oak 59,112 -1.4%
680 Dearborn Heights 55,758 -4.4%
743 Kentwood 51,747 13.9%
752 Battle Creek 51,286 -3.8%
788 East Lansing 48,844 4.8%
790 Portage 48,816 8.6%
796 Saginaw 48,677 -20.9%
819 Roseville 47,501 -1.1%
909 Midland 41,950 0.3%
1009 Muskegon 38,131 -4.8%
1050 Lincoln Park 36,655 -8.4%
1147 Holland 33,366 -4.7%
1156 Bay City 33,188 -9.6%
1174 Jackson 32,704 -9.7%
1176 Eastpointe 32,511 -4.4%
1264 Madison Heights 30,050 -3.2%
1276 Oak Park 29,654 -8.4%
1302 Southgate 29,084 -4.4%
1303 Port Huron 29,051 -9.9%
1318 Burton 28,643 -5.7%
1379 Allen Park 27,156 -7.8%
1409 Garden City 26,650 -11.3%
1453 Mount Pleasant 25,847 -0.1%
1505 Wyandotte 24,977 -10.9%
1518 Walker 24,822 12.6%
1540 Norton Shores 24,501 8.5%
1542 Inkster 24,453 -18.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 48,816 790
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