Statewide Claims to Fame

Portage is 14th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Portage is 19th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Income below poverty line

Portage is 20th in Wisconsin out of 135 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Portage is 20th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Current population (2012) 10,208 85th 5,726,398 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.8 63rd 54,157.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,169.9 106th 105 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 89th 6.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.1% 102nd 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.9% 74th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.0% 114th 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.3% 115th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Race - White 90.9% 99th 88.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.0% 14th 6.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 20th 1.1% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 103rd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 79th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 67th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.0% 49th 6.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.1% 102nd 82.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Female residents 46.3% 140th 50.4% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.2% 111th 4.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Housing units 4,493 80th 2,634,781 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.8% 40th 25.4% 25.9%
Households 4,044 85th 2,279,738 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 52.8% 132nd 69.1% 66.1%
Home median value $132,600 106th $169,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 81st 2.4 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Income per capita $21,169 127th $27,192 $27,915
Income per household $43,428 110th $52,374 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.3% 19th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Portage Rank Wisconsin US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 832 94th 433,797 27,092,908
Retail sales $306,837 47th $72,283,321 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $31,419 20th $12,904 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $23,871 58th $9,247,311 $613,795,732

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