Portage County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Portage County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 70,474 with a growth rate of 0.41% 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
201770,371-103-0.15%
201770,4742860.41%
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
White65,850
Asian1,870
Two or More Races1,068
Some Other Race660
Black or African American504
American Indian and Alaska Native409
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Portage County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Portage County, Wisconsin Median Age

36.6


Total

35.6


Male

37.7


Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 56,515 adults, (10,560 of whom are seniors) in Portage County, Wisconsin.

Portage County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

35,038

49.79%

Male

35,333

50.21%

Portage County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Portage County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Portage County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.5%9.5%
All68.6%31.4%
Female58.1%41.9%
Male51.2%48.8%
Non Family44.3%55.7%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portage County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,0722.3968.6
Married14,051390.5
Non Family10,9421.444.3
Female2,0013.0958.1
Male1,0783.1551.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

7.8%

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 Grade1,0082.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,8984.24%
High School Graduate14,11331.55%
Some College9,07620.29%
Associates Degree4,56210.20%
Bachelors Degree9,64021.55%
Graduate Degree4,4409.92%

Portage County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,27239,93113,435
Hispanic935610185
Asian808617208
Multiple Races363340168
Other Race31917785
Black25023338
Native American14911846
Islander44

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 46.28%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,021$43,476$30,759
Less Than High School$22,556$23,510$19,261
High School Grad$32,307$40,881$24,424
Some College$32,877$39,600$26,960
Bachelors Degree$43,824$52,616$37,264
Graduate Degree$59,944$69,063$54,221

$37,021

Average Earnings

$43,476

Average Male

$30,759

Average Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

Portage County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

94.19% of Portage County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 5.81% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,5807,25911.79%
Hispanic2,02963931.49%
Asian1,74851829.63%
Native40921151.59%
Multiple93415516.60%
Other62213321.38%
Black4009523.75%

13.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.55%

Male Poverty Rate

13.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is Native, with 51.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is White, with 11.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.21%
High School8.76%
Some College8.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.37%
Male Unemployed32.09%
Female Employed11.47%
Male Employed8.66%

Portage County, Wisconsin Income

Portage County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,620$69,694
Families$72,828$86,332
Married Families$81,657$95,080
Non Families$30,056$40,180

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

3,949

Number of Veterans

3,715

Male Veterans

234

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,593
Second Gulf War438
First Gulf War432
Korea387
World War II150

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,142
75+1,123
55 to 64774
35 to 54651
18 to 34259

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8087.11%
Hispanic695.16%
Asian423.40%
2 or More416.94%
Other356.92%
Indian2010.93%
Black30.79%

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

8.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

67.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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