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Portage is 10th in Indiana out of 127 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Portage is 18th in Indiana out of 127 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Current population (2012) 36,860 22nd 6,537,334 313,914,040
Size in square miles 25.6 18th 35,826.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,437 88th 181 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 79th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.7% 48th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.1% 86th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.2% 44th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.4% 81st 22.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Race - White 83.6% 100th 86.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 7.3% 26th 9.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 23rd 0.4% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 56th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 72nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 25th 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.4% 10th 6.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 74.0% 108th 81.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Female residents 51.6% 77th 50.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.7% 58th 4.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Housing units 14,807 25th 2,800,614 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 19.4% 84th 18.5% 25.9%
Households 14,132 24th 2,472,870 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.1% 44th 71.1% 66.1%
Home median value $137,500 33rd $123,300 $186,200
People per household 2.6 41st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Income per capita $23,517 41st $24,497 $27,915
Income per household $49,590 41st $48,393 $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.4% 79th 14.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Portage Rank Indiana US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,995 36th 482,847 27,092,908
Retail sales $454,010 36th $78,745,589 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,425 91st $12,408 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $53,491 33rd $11,669,759 $613,795,732

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