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
  • County: Kalamazoo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.204, Longitude -85.599
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 973
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,829
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,040
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,789

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 49002 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 49002 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Portage, MI 49002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,719
Population in Households 19,594
Population in Familes 14,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 1,004
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $55,196
Average Household Income $77,365
Per Capita Income $32,783


Total Housing Units 9,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,902 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,409 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 772 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $161,409
Average Home Value $207,671


Total Households 8,311
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,085
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.76%
Households 0.57% 0.69%
Families 0.33% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Portage, MI 49002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49002 to the other 978 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 215 78th
Diversity Index # 246 75th
Median Household Income # 329 66th
Per Capita Income # 192 80th

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