Portage County, Wisconsin Population 2024

73,296

Portage County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 73,296 with a growth rate of 1.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Portage County, Wisconsin is the 23rd largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 70,025 and has seen a growth of 4.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202979,7411,2891.64%
202878,4521,2891.67%
202777,1631,2891.7%
202675,8741,2891.73%
202574,5851,2891.76%
202473,2961,2891.79%
202372,0071,2891.82%
202270,7181,2891.86%
202169,429-973-1.38%
202070,402-541-0.76%
201970,943-36-0.05%
201870,9793050.43%
201770,6741910.27%
201670,483-61-0.09%
201570,544-20%
201470,546110.02%
201370,535990.14%
201270,4363430.49%
201170,093680.1%
201070,025
199061,4053,9856.94%
198057,4209,87920.78%
197047,54110,57728.61%
196036,9642,1066.04%
195034,858-942-2.63%
194035,8001,9735.83%
193033,8271780.53%
192033,6492,7048.74%
191030,9451,4624.96%
190029,4834,68518.89%
189024,7987,06739.86%
188017,7317,09766.74%
187010,6343,12741.65%
18607,5076,257500.56%
18501,250-373-22.98%
18401,623-78,118-97.96%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.79% (1,289)
County Website
Portage County
County Seat
2020 Population
70,402
Area
801 mi²
Density
92 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.11% (2,894)
Founded
1844

Portage County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White64,21191.36%
Two or more races2,0832.96%
Asian2,0422.91%
Other race1,1551.64%
Black or African American6190.88%
Native American1650.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Portage County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Portage County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Portage County, Wisconsin Median Age

37.8

Total

36.7

Male

38.7

Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 56,992 adults, (12,274 of whom are seniors) in Portage County, Wisconsin.

Portage County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Portage County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female34,44949.02%
Male35,83250.98%

Portage County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Portage County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All29,3112.369.730.3
Married14,1982.9590.89.2
Non Family11,6991.3347.152.9
Female2,1132.8762.737.3
Male1,3012.8454.645.4
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Portage County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Portage County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.42%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,665

Average Earnings

$56,593

Average Male

$40,210

Average Female

Portage County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Portage County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

94.86% of Portage County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 5.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Portage County, Wisconsin Language

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White60,7085,7079.4%
Hispanic2,39744518.56%
Asian2,01035817.81%
Multiple1,95233717.26%
Other1,10232929.85%
Black55210819.57%
Native1654024.24%
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10.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is Other, with 29.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Portage County, Wisconsin is White, with 9.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.9%.

Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.16%
High School9.18%
Some College5.91%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%
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Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.21%
Female Unemployed18.36%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed5.82%
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Portage County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Portage County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Portage County, Wisconsin 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 35-44.

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Portage County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,230

Number of Veterans

3,922

Male Veterans

308

Female Veterans

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Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Portage County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Portage County, Wisconsin 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

78.11%

Born in Portage County, Wisconsin

96.29%

Native Born

3.71%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

1.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.29% of Portage County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 78.11% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Portage County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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