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Portage, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Portage had a population of 47,912 as of July 1, 2017. Portage ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portage is located at latitude 42.1964 and longitude -85.5922 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portage (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.94 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Portage (GNIS ID: 1626926) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.


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Portage, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 47,912
Daytime Population: Workers 25,632
Daytime Population: Residents 23,406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,038
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 47,755
Population in Familes 37,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 1,487
Diversity Index3 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,262
Average Household Income $78,753
Per Capita Income $32,623

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,226 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,566 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,446 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $164,827
Average Home Value $203,219
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,792
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 12,602
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.54%
Households 0.42% 0.52%
Families 0.19% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Portage, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 28 96th
Population Density # 208 70th
Diversity Index # 122 83rd
Median Household Income # 121 83rd
Per Capita Income # 111 84th

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