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: 967
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,825
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,038
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,787

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

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Portage, MI 49002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,249
Daytime Population: Workers 18,751
Daytime Population: Residents 9,733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 19,122
Population in Familes 14,783
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 1,016
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $53,159
Average Household Income $72,308
Per Capita Income $30,746


Total Housing Units 8,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,578 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,558 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 803 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $150,348
Average Home Value $199,579


Total Households 8,136
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,993
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.62%
Households 0.44% 0.56%
Families 0.24% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Portage, MI 49002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49002 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 204 79th
Population Density # 218 78th
Diversity Index # 243 75th
Median Household Income # 351 64th
Per Capita Income # 212 79th

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