Portage, Michigan Population 2021

49,975
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Portage is a city located in Kalamazoo County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 49,975, it is the 25th largest city in Michigan and the 789th largest city in the United States . Portage is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 7.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,292 in 2010. Portage reached it's highest population of 49,975 in 2021. Spanning over 35 miles, Portage has a population density of 1,548 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portage is $86,552 with a poverty rate of 8.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $839 per month, and the median house value is $164,300. The median age in Portage is 37.5 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Portage Demographics

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

  • White: 86.56%
  • Black or African American: 5.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.22%
  • Asian: 2.92%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Portage, Michigan is 49,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,180.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,292.

Portage, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021265,8383860.15%
2020265,4523860.15%
2019265,0663860.15%
2018264,6801,6820.64%
2017262,9981,6940.64%
2016261,3041,6280.62%
2015259,6767250.28%
2014258,9511,6400.63%
2013257,3111,9580.76%
2012255,3532,7531.08%
2011252,6001,8490.73%
2010250,7510.00%

Portage Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,22086.56%
Black or African American2,5625.25%
Two or More Races2,0564.22%
Asian1,4262.92%
Some Other Race2920.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2180.45%
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Portage Population by Race

Portage Population Pyramid $2021

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Portage Median Age

37.5


Total

36.5


Male

38.9


Female

Portage Adults

There are 37,626 adults, (7,813 of whom are seniors) in Portage.

Portage Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage Sex Ratio

Female

24,965

51.19%

Male

23,809

48.81%

Portage Population by Age

Portage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All66.9%33.1%
Female48.8%51.2%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Male45.7%54.3%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portage Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,9842.4366.9
Married9,9793.1685.8
Non Family7,4471.2247.9
Female1,9743.0748.8
Male5843.345.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Portage Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2110.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,0613.28%
High School Graduate6,48220.04%
Some College6,91621.38%
Associates Degree2,9449.10%
Bachelors Degree8,83827.32%
Graduate Degree5,89418.22%
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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
White28,18827,13912,886
Black1,4101,330552
Hispanic1,016955355
Asian898849656
2+ Races744739237
Other Race21320172
Native American1109427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 99.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.05%.

Portage Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,024$53,586$35,773
Less Than 9th Grade$20,000$35,426$18,798
High School Graduate$29,786$37,216$22,348
Some College$35,164$42,841$28,080
Bachelors Degree$52,535$63,874$41,979
Graduate Degree$71,943$92,528$56,316

$44,024

Average Earnings

$53,586

Average Male

$35,773

Average Female

Portage Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portage Language by Age

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Portage Language

93.25% of Portage residents speak only English, while 6.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Portage Language

Portage Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,0892,7396.83%
Black2,52161124.24%
Multiple2,05631415.27%
Hispanic2,25130613.59%
Asian1,4261107.71%
Other2924716.10%
Native21841.83%

8.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.74%

Male Poverty Rate

9.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage is Black, with 24.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage is Native, with 1.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.07%.

Portage Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.38%
High School10.29%
Some College6.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Portage Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.69%
Male Unemployed8.80%
Female Employed6.26%
Male Employed2.03%

Portage Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portage Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,941$86,552
Families$82,451$107,827
Married Families$98,371-
Non Families$38,946$48,193
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Income by Household Type

Portage Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

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 35-44, 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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2,519

Number of Veterans

2,319

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,001
First Gulf War404
Second Gulf War346
Korea179
World War II174

Portage Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74851
75+667
35 to 54414
55 to 64361
18 to 34226

Portage Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3417.00%
Hispanic755.97%
Black714.09%
2+ Races494.83%
Other Race3717.37%
Native American128.51%
Asian90.86%

Portage Veterans by Race

Portage Veterans by Education

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3.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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70.35%

Born in Portage

94.10%

Native Born

5.90%

Foreign Born

2.79%

Non Citizen

3.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.10% of Portage residents were born in the United States, with 70.35% having been born in Michigan. 2.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Portage Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202149,9752650.53%
202049,7102650.54%
201949,4452650.54%
201849,1803640.75%
201748,8164580.95%
201648,3583480.72%
201548,0102370.50%
201447,7732290.48%
201347,5443410.72%
201247,2034771.02%
201146,7263490.75%
201046,3771,4800.32%
200044,8973,8550.90%
199041,0422,8850.73%
198038,1574,5671.28%
197033,59028,9906.85%
19404,6000.00%

Portage Population by Year