Portage, MI 49002 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49002: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portage, MI 49002

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 963
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,764
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 972
  • County: Kalamazoo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.204, Longitude -85.599
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Portage, MI 49002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,509
Population in Households 19,380
Population in Familes 15,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 982
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 8,237
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,092
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,719 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,518 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 851 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $148,042
Average Home Value $195,213


Median Household Income $52,299
Average Household Income $69,802
Per Capita Income $29,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.62%
Households 0.33% 0.6%
Families 0.12% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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, MI 49002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49002 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan 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 # 200 80th
Population Density1 # 222 78th
Diversity Index2 # 246 75th
Median Household Income # 342 65th
Per Capita Income # 205 79th

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