Portage, Indiana Population 2020

37,070

Portage is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 37,070, it is the 25th largest city in Indiana and the 1063rd largest city in the United States. Portage is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,828 in 2010. Spanning over 28 miles, Portage has a population density of 1,452 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portage is $64,696 with a poverty rate of 16.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $896 per month, and the median house value is $144,900. The median age in Portage is 38.6 years, 36.6 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Portage Demographics

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

  • White: 83.49%
  • Black or African American: 9.13%
  • Two or more races: 2.85%
  • Other race: 2.59%
  • Asian: 1.66%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Portage, Indiana is 37,070, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,806.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,828.

Portage, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,77283.49%
Black or African American3,3679.13%
Two or More Races1,0522.85%
Some Other Race9542.59%
Asian6111.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.08%

Portage Population Pyramid 2020

Portage Median Age

38.6


Total

36.6


Male

40.5


Female

Portage Adults

There are 28,490 adults, (5,320 of whom are seniors) in Portage.

Portage Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage Sex Ratio

Female

19,146

51.94%

Male

17,713

48.06%

Portage Households and Families

Portage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All67.6%32.4%
Male59.7%40.3%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Female46.4%53.6%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,5702.5167.6
Married6,3613.1484.2
Non Family4,8541.2358.1
Female2,5333.1446.4
Male8223.2959.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portage Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7272.88%
9th to 12th Grade2,0768.23%
High School Graduate10,18540.37%
Some College6,03423.92%
Associates Degree2,2518.92%
Bachelors Degree2,60110.31%
Graduate Degree1,3535.36%

Portage Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,63516,8292,865
Hispanic4,1483,308355
Black1,9751,930553
Other Race60242135
Asian369271151
Multiple Races22920242
Native American7460
Islander2929

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 40.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,120$51,431$26,965
Less Than High School$17,137$34,122$12,533
High School Grad$32,582$48,935$24,221
Some College$34,258$53,750$24,507
Bachelors Degree$46,757$64,878$41,195
Graduate Degree$54,213$52,245$54,565

$37,120

Average Earnings

$51,431

Average Male

$26,965

Average Female

Portage Language

Portage Language by Age

Portage Language

89.89% of Portage residents speak only English, while 10.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.41% of the population.

Portage Poverty

Portage Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,1973,94815.67%
Hispanic6,9421,41620.40%
Black3,34480624.10%
Other95442644.65%
Multiple1,04422421.46%
Native741722.97%

16.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.70%

Male Poverty Rate

19.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage is Other, with 44.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage is White, with 15.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.36%
High School12.05%
Some College11.13%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.42%
Female Employed12.08%
Male Unemployed11.20%
Male Employed5.46%

Portage Income

Portage Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,245$64,696
Families$67,882$72,723
Married Families$84,105-
Non Families$33,304$45,347

Portage Marital Status

Portage Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage Married by Age and Sex

Portage 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 Marital Status by Race

Portage Veterans

2,106

Number of Veterans

1,908

Male Veterans

198

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam692
First Gulf War393
Second Gulf War274
Korea154
World War II111
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74655
35 to 54462
75+430
55 to 64404
18 to 34155
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8837.66%
Hispanic2585.27%
Black1054.69%
Other7811.66%
2 or More4010.03%

$Portage Veterans by Education

3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Portage 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

66.81%

Born in Indiana

94.94%

Native Born

5.06%

Foreign Born

2.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.94% of Portage residents were born in the United States, with 66.81% having been born in Indiana. 2.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,0701320.36%
201936,9381320.36%
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%