Portage County, Ohio Population 2021

Portage County, Ohio's estimated population is 162,394 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portage County, Ohio is the 20th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 Population was 161,386 and has seen a growth of 0.62% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021162,394-36-0.02%
2020162,430-36-0.02%
2019162,466-36-0.02%
2018162,502290.02%
2017162,473-48-0.03%
2016162,521-73-0.04%
2015162,5941310.08%
2014162,4637680.47%
2013161,6953120.19%
2012161,383-492-0.30%
2011161,8754890.30%
2010161,38618,80113.19%
1990142,5856,7294.95%
1980135,8569,9887.94%
1970125,86834,07037.11%
196091,79827,84443.54%
195063,95417,29437.06%
194046,6603,9789.32%
193042,6826,41317.68%
192036,2695,96219.67%
191030,3071,0613.63%
190029,2461,3784.94%
189027,8683681.34%
188027,5002,91611.86%
187024,5843761.55%
186024,208-211-0.86%
185024,4191,4546.33%
184022,9654,13921.99%
183018,8268,73186.49%
182010,0957,100237.06%
18102,9950.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.02%
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State
Founded
June 7, 1808
County Seat
2010 Population
161,386
Growth Since 2010
0.62%
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Portage County, Ohio Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White147,30690.64%
Black or African American6,7244.14%
Two or More Races4,3992.71%
Asian2,9071.79%
Some Other Race8900.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native2360.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.03%
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Portage County, Ohio Population by Race

Portage County, Ohio Population Pyramid $2021

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Portage County, Ohio Median Age

38


Total

37.5


Male

38.7


Female

Portage County, Ohio Adults

There are 131,817 adults, (25,831 of whom are seniors) in Portage County, Ohio.

Portage County, Ohio Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female

82,756

50.92%

Male

79,755

49.08%

Portage County, Ohio Population by Age

Portage County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Portage County, Ohio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All69.5%30.5%
Male63.9%36.1%
Female53.6%46.4%
Non Family52.1%47.9%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Portage County, Ohio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,8172.5169.5
Married29,8123.1686.8
Non Family22,3011.3352.1
Female6,7853.1953.6
Male2,9193.463.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Portage County, Ohio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8371.74%
9th to 12th Grade6,1875.87%
High School Graduate38,51936.58%
Some College20,31119.29%
Associates Degree7,9177.52%
Bachelors Degree18,52717.59%
Graduate Degree12,01311.41%
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Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White97,13689,93427,651
Black3,6153,3511,049
Asian1,7311,6041,131
Hispanic1,3851,054349
2+ Races1,3401,245412
Other Race40027172
Native American15815819
Islander3915

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.34%.

Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,844$46,639$31,283
Less Than 9th Grade$25,563$30,465$17,106
High School Graduate$32,472$42,185$22,140
Some College$37,348$45,363$28,885
Bachelors Degree$51,368$62,553$43,691
Graduate Degree$62,958$72,236$54,275

$39,844

Average Earnings

$46,639

Average Male

$31,283

Average Female

Portage County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portage County, Ohio Language by Age

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Portage County, Ohio Language

94.92% of Portage County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 5.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Portage County, Ohio Language

Portage County, Ohio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White139,74415,40811.03%
Black5,7391,73530.23%
Multiple4,1541,40433.80%
Asian2,61268126.07%
Hispanic2,74858521.29%
Native2178639.63%
Other814485.90%
Islander441943.18%

12.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.60%

Male Poverty Rate

13.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Ohio is Islander, with 43.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Ohio is Other, with 5.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.06%.

Portage County, Ohio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.43%
High School9.99%
Some College8.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Portage County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.32%
Male Unemployed31.33%
Female Employed8.54%
Male Employed6.28%

Portage County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portage County, Ohio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,618$75,878
Families$75,088$92,356
Married Families$88,742$106,097
Non Families$31,516$42,666
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Income by Household Type

Portage County, Ohio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

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Portage County, Ohio 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 County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

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Portage County, Ohio Marital Status

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9,829

Number of Veterans

9,341

Male Veterans

488

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,980
Second Gulf War1,460
First Gulf War1,380
Korea855
World War II296

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,763
75+2,348
35 to 542,068
55 to 641,887
18 to 34763

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,2437.66%
Black4007.47%
Hispanic1296.15%
2+ Races1245.37%
Asian240.96%
Native American1910.22%
Other Race131.96%
Islander615.38%

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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4.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Portage County, Ohio Employment by Age

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Portage County, Ohio Employment by Race

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Portage County, Ohio 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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77.18%

Born in Portage County, Ohio

96.13%

Native Born

3.87%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.13% of Portage County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 77.18% having been born in Ohio. 2.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Portage County, Ohio Place of Birth

  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

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