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Portage, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Portage had a population of 37,291 as of July 1, 2016. Portage ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portage is located at latitude 41.5916 and longitude -87.1789 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portage (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.52 sq. miles and a water area of 2.1 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The City of Portage (GNIS ID: 2396254) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Portage is located within Township of Portage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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City of Portage, IN Boundary Map



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Portage, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 37,291
Population in Households 37,037
Population in Familes 30,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 1,462
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,068
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 9,767
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,694 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,374 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,028 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $146,552
Average Home Value $157,768
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,656
Average Household Income $63,320
Per Capita Income $23,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.3%
Households 0.09% 0.23%
Families 0.03% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portage, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 97th
Population Density1 # 294 57th
Diversity Index2 # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 237 65th
Per Capita Income # 278 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.