Living in Portage, WI

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Portage SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
7
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8

Portage, WI Crime Report

181
Total Crimes
1,724.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-32.86%
Below National Average

Portage, WI Cost Of Living

94
Portage's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Portage, Wisconsin Info Snack

Portage is a city in and the county seat of Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 10,662 at the 2010 census making it the largest city in Columbia County. The city is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Population
10,361
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
14.4%
Median Home
$122,400
Median Income
$43,003
Median Rent
$706

Portage, WI Photos

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Rankings for Portage in Wisconsin

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Map Of Portage, WI

Population over time in Portage

Year Population % Change
2017 10,361 0.4%
2016 10,321 0.6%
2015 10,255 0.2%
2014 10,232 0.0%
2013 10,227 -0.2%
2012 10,251 -0.2%
2011 10,267 -0.2%
2010 10,285 0.3%
2009 10,254 -
Crime/100k Portage WI USA
Violent Crime 238.2 295.4 368.9
Murder 9.5 3.0 5.0
Robbery 28.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 162.0 193.7 246.8
Property Crime 1486.3 1559.9 2199.5
Burglary 247.7 242.5 376.0
Larceny 1210.0 1168.9 1594.6
Car Theft 28.6 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Portage

White
86.0% (8,913)
African American
5.0% (513)
American Indian
1.1% (119)
Asian
0.6% (58)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.0% (311)
Hispanic
4.3% (447)
Race Portage WI USA
White 86.0% 81.5% 61.1%
African American 5.0% 6.3% 12.3%
American Indian 1.1% 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 6.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Portage, Wisconsin

Less than $10,000
7.9% (82,187)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.2% (43,768)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.9% (154,405)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.0% (113,798)
$35,000 to $49,999
19.2% (198,903)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (144,922)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.7% (142,004)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.6% (98,965)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (38,419)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (18,723)
Income Portage WI USA
Less than $10,000 7.9% 5.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.2% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.9% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.0% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 19.2% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.7% 13.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.6% 15.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in Portage

Female
46.8% (4,854)
Male
53.2% (5,507)
Gender Portage WI USA
Female 46.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 53.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portage for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (207)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (828)
High School / GED
39.0% (4,040)
Some College
24.0% (2,486)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (1,139)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (1,139)
Master's Degree
3.0% (310)
Professional Degree
1.0% (103)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (103)
Education Portage WI USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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