Portage, Indiana Population 2021

47,848
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Portage is a city located in Porter County Indiana. Portage has a 2020 population of 47,848. Portage is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 1.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,121 in 2010. Portage reached it's highest population of 47,848 in 2021.

The average household income in Portage is $70,111 with a poverty rate of 15.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $931 per month, and the median house value is $149,500. The median age in Portage is 38.3 years, 37 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Portage Demographics

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

  • White: 85.07%
  • Black or African American: 8.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.72%
  • Other race: 2.40%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Portage, Indiana is 47,848 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 47,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,121.

Portage, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,17785.07%
Black or African American3,9778.42%
Two or More Races1,2862.72%
Some Other Race1,1352.40%
Asian5241.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native960.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.07%
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Portage Population by Race

Portage Population Pyramid $2021

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Portage Median Age

38.3


Total

37


Male

40.1


Female

Portage Adults

There are 36,464 adults, (7,237 of whom are seniors) in Portage.

Portage Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage Sex Ratio

Female

24,451

51.77%

Male

22,779

48.23%

Portage Population by Age

Portage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All70.3%29.7%
Male62.3%37.7%
Non Family61%39%
Female45.5%54.5%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,4552.5470.3
Married8,3483.1386.8
Non Family6,0071.2361
Female2,9353.2445.5
Male1,1653.3762.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Portage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8152.51%
9th to 12th Grade2,2346.89%
High School Graduate13,78242.48%
Some College7,27822.43%
Associates Degree2,7378.44%
Bachelors Degree3,67011.31%
Graduate Degree1,9255.93%
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Portage Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portage Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,84122,6634,189
Hispanic4,7904,047512
Black2,1532,117615
Other Race72757753
Asian374306211
2+ Races34431368
Native American75512
Islander3030

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 56.42%.

Portage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,131$53,489$27,598
Less Than 9th Grade$17,293$26,949$12,395
High School Graduate$33,269$50,073$25,647
Some College$36,875$57,831$23,750
Bachelors Degree$50,088$66,842$42,294
Graduate Degree$60,250$63,277$58,036

$40,131

Average Earnings

$53,489

Average Male

$27,598

Average Female

Portage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portage Language by Age

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Portage Language

91.88% of Portage residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.07% of the population.

Portage Language

Portage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,6275,19715.45%
Hispanic7,9951,11914.00%
Black3,9471,04326.43%
Other1,13540335.51%
Multiple1,28620215.71%
Native964344.79%

15.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.31%

Male Poverty Rate

18.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage is Native, with 44.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage is Hispanic, with 14.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.70%.

Portage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.40%
High School12.53%
Some College11.54%
Bachelors or Greater4.24%

Portage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.15%
Male Unemployed25.51%
Female Employed9.60%
Male Employed5.33%

Portage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,154$70,111
Families$70,799$78,833
Married Families$85,738-
Non Families$35,010$47,770
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Income by Household Type

Portage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Portage Marital Status

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2,799

Number of Veterans

2,595

Male Veterans

204

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,015
First Gulf War506
Second Gulf War317
Korea186
World War II55

Portage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74930
35 to 54618
75+601
55 to 64509
18 to 34141

Portage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6018.10%
Hispanic3405.94%
Other Race749.07%
Black682.72%
2+ Races5611.20%

Portage Veterans by Race

Portage Veterans by Education

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4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Portage Employment by Age

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Portage Employment by Race

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Portage Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.93%

Born in Portage

95.78%

Native Born

4.22%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

2.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.78% of Portage residents were born in the United States, with 66.93% having been born in Indiana. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Portage Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202147,8481920.40%
202047,6561920.40%
201947,4641920.41%
201847,2721060.22%
201747,1661620.34%
201647,004-225-0.48%
201547,229-85-0.18%
201447,31420.00%
201347,312410.09%
201247,271-47-0.10%
201147,3181970.42%
201047,1210.00%

Portage Population by Year