Portage, Indiana Population 2019

Portage, Indiana's estimated population is 36,806 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Portage, Indiana is the 24th largest city in Indiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1067.98 people/mi² (412.35 people/km²).

The overall median age is 39.1 years, 37.8 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 15,293 households in the city, with an average size of 2.55 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%, with a median rent of $884/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $141,000.

The median income for households in Portage, Indiana is $54,566, while the mean household income is $62,924.

Portage In Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Portage In was:

  • White: 83.68%
  • Black or African American: 9.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Asian: 1.86%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
LatLng(41.6700, -86.2763)
Rank in State24th
StateIndiana
CountySt. Joseph County
Time Zone
Land Area (km²)89.26 (34.46 mi²)
Water Area (km²)1.14 (0.44 mi²)
TypeTownship
GEOID1861092
Density (km²)412.35
Density (mi²)1,067.98
Area Code(s)219 / 574
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201836,806900.25%
201736,7161320.36%
201636,584-201-0.55%
201536,785-96-0.26%
201436,881-37-0.10%
201336,918-1-0.00%
201236,919-66-0.18%
201136,9851270.34%
201036,8583,3620.96%
200033,4964,4361.43%
199029,0601,6510.59%
198027,4098,2823.66%
197019,1277,3054.93%
196011,8220.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White30,835
Black or African American3,520
Two or More Races863
Some Other Race842
Asian684
American Indian and Alaska Native57
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander48

Portage In Population Pyramid 2019

Portage In Median Age

39.1


Total

37.8


Male

40.3


Female

Portage In Adults

There are 28,699 adults, (5,311 of whom are seniors) in Portage In.

Portage In Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage In Sex Ratio

Female

19,448

52.78%

Male

17,401

47.22%

Portage In Households and Families

Portage In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portage In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All68.5%31.5%
Non Family59.1%40.9%
Male53.2%46.8%
Female47.4%52.6%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,3232.5568.5
Married6,3883.1985.8
Non Family4,5191.2459.1
Female2,6683.0747.4
Male7483.2253.2

3.07

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portage In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7352.91%
9th to 12th Grade2,2088.75%
High School Graduate10,24440.62%
Some College5,81623.06%
Associates Degree2,2588.95%
Bachelors Degree2,55110.11%
Graduate Degree1,4085.58%

Portage In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,53416,7182,841
Hispanic4,2363,211317
Black1,9671,962578
Other Race53633331
Asian443337192
Multiple Races32429646
Native American5748
Islander4848

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,738$51,223$25,480
Less Than High School$22,694$39,550$11,952
High School Grad$32,723$46,377$21,306
Some College$34,003$55,179$23,239
Bachelors Degree$48,944$64,948$41,365
Graduate Degree$51,523$51,722$51,391

$37,738

Average Earnings

$51,223

Average Male

$25,480

Average Female

Portage In Language

Portage In Language by Age

Portage In Language

89.23% of Portage In residents speak only English, while 10.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.97% of the population.

Portage In Poverty

Portage In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,1774,04116.05%
Hispanic7,0611,65323.41%
Black3,49870820.24%
Other84241749.52%
Multiple85516018.71%
Asian684517.46%
Native571322.81%

17.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.25%

Male Poverty Rate

20.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage In

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage In is Other, with 49.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage In is Asian, with 7.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.08%
Some College11.49%
High School10.89%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.27%
Female Employed13.06%
Male Unemployed12.81%
Male Employed4.70%

Portage In Income

Portage In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,566$62,924
Families$65,713$69,551
Married Families$81,944-
Non Families$32,130$44,175

Portage In Marital Status

Portage In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage In Married by Age and Sex

Portage In Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Portage In Marital Status by Race

Portage In Veterans

2,058

Number of Veterans

1,921

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam804
First Gulf War336
Second Gulf War207
Korea184
World War II116

Portage In Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8517.47%
Hispanic2254.49%
Black1064.70%
2 or More7115.96%
Asian193.66%
Other111.88%

Portage In Veterans by Education

2.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage In Employment Status

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Portage In Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.84%

Born in Indiana

94.70%

Native Born

5.30%

Foreign Born

2.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.70% of Portage In residents were born in the United States, with 65.84% having been born in Indiana. 2.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.