Portage County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Portage County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 70,474 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portage County, Wisconsin is the 23rd largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201770,474-77-0.11%
201670,5513630.52%
201670,188-121-0.17%
201570,309-107-0.15%
201470,416-50-0.07%
201370,466560.08%
201270,4103360.48%
201170,074520.07%
201070,0228,61714.03%
199061,4053,9856.94%
198057,4209,87920.78%
197047,54110,57728.61%
196036,9642,1066.04%
195034,858-942-2.63%
194035,8001,9735.83%
193033,8271780.53%
192033,6492,7048.74%
191030,9451,4624.96%
190029,4834,68518.89%
189024,7987,06739.86%
188017,7317,09766.74%
187010,6343,12741.65%
18607,5076,257500.56%
18501,250-373-22.98%
18401,6230.00%

Portage County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White66,118
Asian1,833
Two or More Races1,188
Some Other Race523
Black or African American488
American Indian and Alaska Native393
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Portage County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Portage County, Wisconsin Median Age

36.3


Total

35.4


Male

37.4


Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 56,652 adults, (10,300 of which are seniors) in Portage County, Wisconsin.

Portage County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

52.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

35,167

49.85%

Male

35,384

50.15%

Portage County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Portage County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portage County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89%11%
All68.9%31.1%
Female63.2%36.8%
Male54.6%45.4%
Non Family44.9%55.1%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portage County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,8442.4168.9
Married14,1043.0189
Non Family10,6871.4344.9
Female1,967363.2
Male1,0863.1154.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portage County, Wisconsin Households

Portage County, Wisconsin Education

Portage County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9332.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,1074.70%
High School Graduate14,65232.70%
Some College9,13720.39%
Associates Degree4,4029.82%
Bachelors Degree9,24520.63%
Graduate Degree4,3359.67%

Portage County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,32739,77712,953
Asian864746252
Hispanic848541112
Multiple Races382343130
Black24822956
Other Race21910213
Native American20317177
Islander33

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 islander people with a rate of 37.93%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,402$41,698$29,201
Less Than High School$21,886$23,016$16,625
High School Grad$31,413$39,296$23,973
Some College$31,122$37,430$25,314
Bachelors Degree$42,009$50,851$35,847
Graduate Degree$59,706$70,000$53,152

$35,402

Average Earnings

$41,698

Average Male

$29,201

Average Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

Portage County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

93.94% of Portage County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 6.06% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 2.15% of the population.

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,6707,77812.61%
Hispanic1,95479640.74%
Asian1,74251629.62%
Multiple1,07723321.63%
Native38819851.03%
Other48417035.12%
Black4089322.79%

14.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.85%

Male Poverty Rate

14.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is Native, with 51.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is White, with 12.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.58%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.92%
Some College9.64%
High School8.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.13%
Female Unemployed29.03%
Female Employed12.53%
Male Employed10.21%

Portage County, Wisconsin Income

Portage County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,411$66,238
Families$69,059$81,693
Married Families$76,631$89,934
Non Families$28,658$38,755

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

Portage County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

4,468

Number of Veterans

4,224

Male Veterans

244

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,739
Second Gulf War589
First Gulf War515
Korea469
World War II227

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,173
65 to 741,158
55 to 64928
35 to 54845
18 to 34364

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3668.12%
Asian393.22%
Hispanic332.58%
Indian2911.51%
2 or More274.28%
Black41.08%
Other30.79%

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

7.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Portage County, Wisconsin

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Stevens Point2670326423-280-1.05%
Plover12123125524293.54%
Whiting17241721-3-0.17%
Amherst10351046111.06%
Park Ridge491502112.24%
Rosholt506489-17-3.36%
Almond448429-19-4.24%
Junction City441429-12-2.72%
Amherst Junction377375-2-0.53%
Milladore 276272-4-1.45%
Nelsonville15515831.94%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990