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.
|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|
|Median Household Income||$58,262|
|Average Household Income||$78,753|
|Per Capita Income||$32,623|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.75%|
|Per Capita Income||2.44%|
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.
|Total Population||# 28||96th|
|Population Density||# 208||70th|
|Diversity Index||# 122||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 121||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 111||84th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.