Portage, WI
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Portage, Wisconsin Info Snack

Population
10,406
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
12.6%
Median Home
$125,200
Median Income
$45,448
Median Rent
$770

Portage SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8

Portage, WI Crime Report

181
Total Crimes
1,731.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-30.08%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Portage
/ 100k People
Wisconsin
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 181 1,731.7 1,764.6 2,476.7
Violent Crime 17 162.6 293.2 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 3.0 5.0
Robbery 2 19.1 51.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 13 124.4 200.0 250.2
Property Crime 164 1,569.1 1,471.4 2,109.9
Burglary 7 67.0 217.6 340.5
Larceny 143 1,368.2 1,127.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 14 133.9 126.8 219.9

Portage, WI Cost Of Living

94
Portage's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Portage Wisconsin National Average
Overall 94 96 100
Services 106 98 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 123 113 100
Housing 67 88 100
Transportation 104 100 100
Utilities 100 97 100

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Rankings for Portage in Wisconsin

Map Of Portage, WI

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Population over time in Portage

Year Population % Change
2019 10,406 0.4%
2018 10,361 0.4%
2017 10,321 0.6%
2016 10,255 0.2%
2015 10,232 0.0%
2014 10,227 -0.2%
2013 10,251 -0.2%
2012 10,267 -0.2%
2011 10,285 0.3%
2010 10,254 -

Race / Ethnicity in Portage

White
86.3% (8,977)
African American
5.1% (532)
American Indian
0.9% (89)
Asian
0.5% (55)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.3% (342)
Hispanic
3.9% (411)
Race Portage WI USA
White 86.3% 81.3% 60.7%
African American 5.1% 6.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.9% 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 2.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.9% 6.8% 18.0%

Gender in Portage

Female
48.3% (5,021)
Male
51.7% (5,385)
Gender Portage WI USA
Female 48.3% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 51.7% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portage for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (312)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (728)
High School / GED
41.0% (4,266)
Some College
23.0% (2,393)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,040)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (1,144)
Master's Degree
3.0% (312)
Professional Degree
1.0% (104)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (104)
Education Portage WI USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 41.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Portage, Wisconsin

Less than $10,000
8.6% (89,832)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.1% (42,973)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.5% (140,332)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.5% (119,452)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.2% (168,496)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (145,188)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.4% (159,756)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (122,366)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (25,493)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (26,706)
Income Portage WI USA
Less than $10,000 8.6% 4.7% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.1% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.5% 9.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.5% 9.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.2% 13.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 18.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.4% 14.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 15.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 5.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 4.9% 7.7%

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