Living in Portage, IN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Portage SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
6

Portage, IN Crime Report

808
Total Crimes
2,204.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-14.15%
Below National Average

Portage, IN Cost Of Living

99
Portage's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Portage, Indiana Info Snack

Portage /prtd/ is a city in Portage Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 36,828 as of the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Porter County, and third largest in Northwest Indiana.
Population
36,859
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
16.9%
Median Home
$144,900
Median Income
$54,245
Median Rent
$896

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Rankings for Portage in Indiana

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Map Of Portage, IN

Population over time in Portage

Year Population % Change
2017 36,859 0.0%
2016 36,849 -0.6%
2015 37,054 -0.4%
2014 37,197 0.5%
2013 37,008 0.7%
2012 36,752 -0.1%
2011 36,781 0.7%
2010 36,543 0.7%
2009 36,291 -
Crime/100k Portage IN USA
Violent Crime 185.6 382.3 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.5 5.0
Robbery 19.1 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 120.1 251.6 246.8
Property Crime 2019.3 2179.3 2199.5
Burglary 163.7 377.6 376.0
Larceny 1749.2 1572.7 1594.6
Car Theft 106.4 229.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Portage

White
69.2% (25,490)
African American
8.0% (2,933)
American Indian
0.2% (74)
Asian
1.7% (611)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.1% (766)
Hispanic
19.0% (6,985)
Race Portage IN USA
White 69.2% 79.5% 61.1%
African American 8.0% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 2.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.0% 6.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Portage, Indiana

Less than $10,000
5.3% (194,793)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.4% (273,722)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.1% (408,307)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.9% (364,289)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (458,903)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (649,902)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.8% (580,586)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.8% (582,610)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (118,394)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (54,390)
Income Portage IN USA
Less than $10,000 5.3% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.4% 4.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.1% 10.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.9% 10.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.8% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.8% 13.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 4.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 3.8% 7.0%

Gender in Portage

Female
51.9% (19,146)
Male
48.1% (17,713)
Gender Portage IN USA
Female 51.9% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portage for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,105)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,948)
High School / GED
40.0% (14,743)
Some College
24.0% (8,846)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (3,317)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (3,685)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,842)
Professional Degree
1.0% (368)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Portage IN USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 40.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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