Portage, Michigan Population 2020

50,126

Portage is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 50,126, it is the 25th largest city in Michigan and the 788th largest city in the United States. Portage is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 8.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,292 in 2010. Spanning over 35 miles, Portage has a population density of 1,553 people per square mile.

The average household income in Portage is $84,942 with a poverty rate of 8.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $799 per month, and the median house value is $158,500. The median age in Portage is 37.6 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Portage Demographics

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

  • White: 87.21%
  • Black or African American: 5.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.62%
  • Asian: 3.10%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Portage, Michigan is 50,126, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,216.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,292.

Portage, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020344,2601,9710.57%
2019342,2891,9710.58%
2018340,3181,9710.58%
2017338,3471,7660.52%
2016336,5811,8010.54%
2015334,7805820.17%
2014334,1981,5620.47%
2013332,6361,9940.60%
2012330,6422,1390.65%
2011328,5031,6100.49%
2010326,8930.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,22987.21%
Black or African American2,4845.13%
Two or More Races1,7543.62%
Asian1,4993.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2410.50%
Some Other Race2140.44%

Portage Population Pyramid 2020

Portage Median Age

37.6


Total

35.7


Male

39.8


Female

Portage Adults

There are 37,253 adults, (7,618 of whom are seniors) in Portage.

Portage Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage Sex Ratio

Female

24,878

51.38%

Male

23,543

48.62%

Portage Households and Families

Portage Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Portage Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All67.7%32.3%
Male54.4%45.6%
Female48.9%51.1%
Non Family47.3%52.7%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6492.4667.7
Married9,9173.1786.9
Non Family7,1071.2247.3
Female1,9653.0648.9
Male6603.2954.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Portage Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2750.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,1193.45%
High School Graduate6,72820.75%
Some College6,71720.71%
Associates Degree3,25010.02%
Bachelors Degree8,66626.72%
Graduate Degree5,67517.50%

Portage Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,20027,10512,506
Black1,4071,338598
Hispanic1,1221,016281
Asian948854704
Multiple Races634631217
Other Race17516535
Native American12310617

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 99.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,647$52,628$35,397
Less Than High School$12,833$$8,939
High School Grad$30,018$34,947$22,411
Some College$33,908$42,090$29,984
Bachelors Degree$52,541$64,313$40,702
Graduate Degree$70,359$91,530$55,286

$42,647

Average Earnings

$52,628

Average Male

$35,397

Average Female

Portage Language

Portage Language by Age

Portage Language

93.35% of Portage residents speak only English, while 6.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Portage Poverty

Portage Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,0932,8437.09%
Black2,45252321.33%
Multiple1,72837921.93%
Hispanic2,25828012.40%
Asian1,499704.67%
Other2145726.64%
Native24162.49%

8.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.07%

Male Poverty Rate

9.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage is Other, with 26.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage is Native, with 2.49% 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 11.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.55%
High School11.55%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.77%
Male Unemployed11.03%
Female Employed6.59%
Male Employed2.63%

Portage Income

Portage Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,747$84,942
Families$80,634$104,015
Married Families$98,155-
Non Families$36,561$48,608

Portage Marital Status

Portage Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage Married by Age and Sex

Portage Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Portage Marital Status by Race

Portage Veterans

2,494

Number of Veterans

2,372

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam972
First Gulf War431
Second Gulf War321
Korea251
World War II190
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74768
75+747
35 to 54451
55 to 64313
18 to 34215
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3527.10%
Black633.81%
Hispanic402.88%
Other3318.86%
Indian2013.99%
2 or More171.77%
Asian90.79%

$Portage Veterans by Education

4.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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

72.11%

Born in Michigan

94.50%

Native Born

5.50%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.50% of Portage residents were born in the United States, with 72.11% having been born in Michigan. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202050,1264550.92%
201949,6714550.92%
201849,2163990.82%
201748,8174550.94%
201648,3623420.71%
201548,0202430.51%
201447,7772290.48%
201347,5483430.73%
201247,2054811.03%
201146,7243450.74%
201046,3791,4820.33%
200044,8973,8550.90%
199041,0422,8850.73%
198038,1574,5671.28%
197033,59028,9906.85%
19404,6000.00%