Portage County, Ohio Population 2024

163,588

Portage County, Ohio's estimated 2024 population is 163,588 with a growth rate of 0.57% 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 161,397 and has seen a growth of 1.36% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029168,2039230.55%
2028167,2809230.55%
2027166,3579230.56%
2026165,4349230.56%
2025164,5119230.56%
2024163,5889230.57%
2023162,6659230.57%
2022161,7422,6661.68%
2021159,076-2,777-1.72%
2020161,853-573-0.35%
2019162,426590.04%
2018162,367-74-0.05%
2017162,441-123-0.08%
2016162,564-103-0.06%
2015162,6671470.09%
2014162,5207740.48%
2013161,7463280.2%
2012161,418-476-0.29%
2011161,8944970.31%
2010161,39700%
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%
18102,995-165,208-98.22%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.57% (923)
County Website
Portage County
State
Ohio
County Seat
2020 Population
161,853
Area
487 mi²
Density
336 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.07% (1,735)
Founded
June 7, 1808

Portage County, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White142,78088.56%
Black or African American7,5854.7%
Two or more races6,9444.31%
Asian2,9511.83%
Other race8460.52%
Native American700.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander410.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Portage County, Ohio Population by Race

Portage County, Ohio Population Pyramid 2024

Portage County, Ohio Median Age

39.1

Total

38.5

Male

39.6

Female

Portage County, Ohio Adults

There are 131,679 adults, (27,897 of whom are seniors) in Portage County, Ohio.

Portage County, Ohio Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female81,49550.55%
Male79,72249.45%

Portage County, Ohio Population by Age

Portage County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All63,5882.4270.729.3
Married30,2953.0688.711.3
Non Family23,9031.3250.849.2
Female6,5433.160.339.7
Male2,8473.3568.831.2

3

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Portage County, Ohio Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9971.88%
9th to 12th Grade5,5815.25%
High School Graduate38,28036.03%
Some College18,61717.52%
Associates Degree8,0607.59%
Bachelors Degree19,88318.71%
Graduate Degree13,83913.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White95,82489,06829,948
Black3,9833,7031,215
2+ Races3,2882,9741,010
Asian1,9021,7911,239
Hispanic1,5901,352542
Other Race497455160
Native American70512
Islander20200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.14%.

Portage County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,763$55,009$40,303
Less Than 9th Grade$34,891$40,298$26,715
High School Graduate$39,140$46,408$30,088
Some College$45,025$52,359$37,117
Bachelors Degree$61,485$76,250$51,835
Graduate Degree$81,101$97,619$70,622

$47,763

Average Earnings

$55,009

Average Male

$40,303

Average Female

Portage County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portage County, Ohio Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Portage County, Ohio Language

95.86% of Portage County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 4.14% 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

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White135,01312,6509.37%
Black6,7081,88128.04%
Multiple6,7881,60923.7%
Asian2,87284629.46%
Hispanic3,09560519.55%
Other81213817%

11.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Ohio is Asian, with 29.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Ohio is White, with 9.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.89%.

Portage County, Ohio Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.3%
High School9.84%
Some College7.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

Portage County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.44%
Male Unemployed20.85%
Female Employed7.62%
Male Employed5.68%

Portage County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portage County, Ohio Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$69,796$92,344
Families$93,013$113,996
Married Families$107,551$129,008
Non Families$37,869$52,412

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Portage County, Ohio Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Portage County, Ohio 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 County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Portage County, Ohio Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,208

Number of Veterans

7,777

Male Veterans

431

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3,440
Second Gulf War1,366
First Gulf War1,329
Korea565
World War II82

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+2,306
65 to 742,241
35 to 541,678
55 to 641,452
18 to 34531

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,4486.31%
Black4647.96%
2+ Races2405.21%
Hispanic1436.09%
Other Race427.33%
Islander1443.75%

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage County, Ohio Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Portage County, Ohio Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Portage County, Ohio Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Portage County, Ohio Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.23%

Born in Portage County, Ohio

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

1.66%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.89% of Portage County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 78.23% having been born in Ohio. 1.66% 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

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