|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Portage is 2,430. Portage, Pennsylvania is the 6,931st largest city in the US.
The peak population of Portage was in 1990, when its population was 3,105. In 1990, Portage was the 5,410th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,931st largest city in the US. Portage is currently 21.7% smaller than it was in 1990.
Portage has shrunk 14.0% since the year 2000. Portage, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6928||Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania||2,432||5.1%|
|6929||Village of Four Seasons, Missouri||2,432||62.2%|
|6932||Lake City, Arkansas||2,429||21.6%|
|6934||Sisseton, South Dakota||2,428||-4.5%|
|6936||West Lafayette, Ohio||2,427||-3.9%|
The total voting age population of Portage, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,943. The voting age population is 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.5% of the residents of Portage are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Portage are 99.2% White, 0.4% Black, 0.4% Asian and 0.1% Two or more races. Additionally, 0.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Portage, 15.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 17.8%. On a per-household basis, 7.3% of families are below the poverty line in Portage.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.0% of Portage residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.9% of Portage residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.0% have a bachelor's degree and 6.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Portage residents aged 5 and older, 1.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Portage is 7.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Portage, 15.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Portage is $41,410.
In Portage, 74.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 25.6% of housing units in Portage.
Of all the housing units in Portage, 43.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Portage, 1.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Portage is $454.
In Portage, 76.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.