Portage, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 36,672 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 17,833  (48.6%)
Females: 18,839  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46368.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,813 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Portage:

$58,813
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,348 (it was $20,146 in 2000)

Portage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,309 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$154,309
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $163,843; detached houses: $173,626; townhouses or other attached units: $351,487; in 2-unit structures: $177,653; mobile homes: $63,409

Median gross rent in 2017: $919.

March 2019 cost of living index in Portage: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.7% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portage, IN (2017)
    • 26,47070.7%White alone
    • 7,25119.4%Hispanic
    • 2,5716.9%Black alone
    • 1,0812.9%Two or more races
    • 3971.1%Asian alone
    • 170.05%American Indian alone

Races in Portage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Indiana as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portage is 776 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Portage by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
2
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
3
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(19.7)
7
(19.5)
5
(13.6)
6
(16.3)
10
(26.8)
5
(13.2)
3
(8.1)
4
(10.7)
8
(21.7)
6
(16.3)
9
(24.5)
17
(46.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(19.7)
15
(41.8)
12
(32.7)
10
(27.1)
10
(26.8)
17
(44.9)
7
(18.9)
8
(21.5)
13
(35.3)
7
(19.0)
6
(16.3)
7
(19.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(121.2)
82
(228.3)
122
(332.4)
156
(422.9)
161
(430.8)
76
(200.8)
100
(270.2)
55
(147.8)
49
(132.9)
45
(122.3)
34
(92.5)
44
(120.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
204
(575.2)
180
(501.1)
252
(686.6)
248
(672.3)
222
(594.0)
181
(478.2)
183
(494.4)
165
(443.4)
124
(336.4)
99
(269.0)
92
(250.4)
60
(163.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
970
(2,735)
920
(2,561)
1,190
(3,242)
1,148
(3,112)
1,028
(2,751)
974
(2,573)
939
(2,537)
812
(2,182)
697
(1,891)
631
(1,714)
591
(1,609)
641
(1,749)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
105
(296.1)
98
(272.8)
115
(313.3)
66
(178.9)
54
(144.5)
67
(177.0)
57
(154.0)
46
(123.6)
45
(122.1)
56
(152.2)
31
(84.4)
39
(106.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(14.1)
1
(2.8)
2
(5.4)
2
(5.4)
5
(13.4)
4
(10.6)
2
(5.4)
5
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)219.3238.7290.0297.0284.1214.8220.0183.6163.5153.6148.0156.8

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City-data.com crime index in Portage, IN

Crime rate in Portage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 74 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (9.8%), Polish (8.6%), Irish (8.1%), American (7.0%), English (3.6%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 644 feet

Land area: 25.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,441 people per square mile   (low).

Portage, Indiana map

2,237 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This city:

6.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,667 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,041 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (8.2 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (31.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ogden Dunes, IN (1.7 miles ),
South Haven, IN (1.9 miles ),
Lake Station, IN (2.0 miles ),
Burns Harbor, IN (2.0 miles ),
New Chicago, IN (2.2 miles ),
Wheeler, IN (2.2 miles ),
Salt Creek Commons, IN (2.3 miles ),
Hobart, IN (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 87.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -503 (-1.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,761 (29.3%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Portage, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Portage, IN in 2017
Portage satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 166 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1999: 230 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 2000: 180 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2001: 172 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2002: 161 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 226 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2004: 203 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2005: 243 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2006: 182 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2007: 106 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2014: 30 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2015: 22 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2016: 83 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2017: 85 buildings, average cost: $151,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Portage, IN residents
Average permit cost in Portage, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Indiana:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Portage, IN
Historical housing units in Portage, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +4,141 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in Portage, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (19.1%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (30.2%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Portage, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)

Average climate in Portage, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portage, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.535. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.535
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.12
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0317. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Portage city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.6 miles away from Portage center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from Portage center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Portage center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 250.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 290.1 miles away from Portage center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Porter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Portage:

  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (3117 WOODBINE)
  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (6381 LUTE ROAD)
  • FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE OF PORTAGE (3175 LANCER STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE (3175 LANCER ST)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (5909 LUTE RD)
  • DAVITA - PORTAGE (5823 US HWY 6)
  • FMCNA - PORTAGE DIALYSIS CENTER (5972 US HIGHWAY 6)
  • ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE INCORPORATED (2588 PORTAGE MALL)
  • HOME HEALTH CRUSADERS INC (5465 US HWY 6)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (3444 SWANSON RD)

Airports and heliports located in Portage:

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Amtrak stations near Portage:

  • 18 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 9 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,390)
  • Valparaiso University (about 11 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 15 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 16 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • South Suburban College (about 23 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 23 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Prairie State College (about 24 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)

Public high schools in Portage:

  • PORTAGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,534, Location: 6450 US HWY 6, Grades: 9-12)
  • NEIGHBORS' NEW VISTAS HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 5391 CENTRAL AVE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Portage:

  • PORTAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 223, Location: 3040 ARLENE, Grades: PK-12)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 2780 RUSSELL ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portage:

Private elementary/middle school in Portage:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Portage: North Porter County Government Complex (A), Port of Indiana (B), Burns Harbor South Light 3 (C), Portage Fire Department Station 3 (D), Portage Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (E), Portage Fire Department Station 2 (F), United States Steel Midwest Division Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portage include: United Pentecostal Church (A), Portage First United Methodist Church (B), Nativity of Our Saviour Catholic Church (C), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (D), Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Center of God Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), First United Presbyterian Church (H), First Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blake Cemetery (1), Temple of Israel Cemetery of Gary (2), McCool Cemetery (3), Calvary Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Minnehaha (A), Long Lake (B), Robbins Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Creek (A), Salt Creek (B), East Arm Little Calumet River (C), Crisman Ditch (D), Robbins Ditch (E), Samuelson Ditch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portage include: Woodland Park (1), Wolfe Park (2), Imagination Glen Park (3), Countryside Park (4), Harbor Oaks Park (5), Hickory Park (6), West Beach Recreation Area (7), Olson Memorial Park (8), Perry Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Global Travel Store Inc (Tours & Charters; 6286 Central Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Portage (6353 Melton Road) (1), S & L Auto Sales (5400 US Highway 20) (2), Dollar Inn (6142 US Highway 20) (3), Knights Inn Portage IN (6101 Melton Road) (4), Days Inn Portage (6161 Melton Road) (5), Global Travel Store Inc (6286 Central Avenue) (6), Comfort Inn Portage (2300 Willowcreek Road) (7), Castaway Motel (5400 US Highway 20) (8), Dons Motel (5500 Melton Rd. Us 20) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Porter County - License Branch- Portage (3339 Willowcreek Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: John Kolosci - Martial artist, Keith Wisniewski - Martial artist.

Porter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portage and their reported violations in the past:

PORTAGE JR. MISS SOFTBALL INC. (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
S.T. GAS AND FOOD (Population served: 603, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Boil Water Order (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2010), St Boil Water Order (FEB-22-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-20-2011 to APR-13-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PORTAGE PARKS DEPT - IMAGINATION GLEN (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RYANS TALK OF TOWN BAR (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PATHWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD, INC. (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Portage that have no violations reported:

  • PORTAGE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 57, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHERN PLANT SERVICES, LTD (Population served: 41, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
233 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Portage in 2000:

  • 358 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels

Banks with branches in Portage (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Willowcreek Branch at 3275 Willowcreek Road, branch established on 1984/03/31; Portage Central Branch at 6200 Central Avenue, branch established on 1961/01/12. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • 1st Source Bank: Willowcreek Branch at 3395 Willowcreek Road, branch established on 1995/07/10; Portage Central Branch at 6043 Central Avenue, branch established on 1960/12/16. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Super K-Mart Branch at 6050 U.S. Highway 6, branch established on 1994/02/20; Portage Branch at 6031 Central Avenue, branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Centier Bank: Portage Branch at 6020 Central Avenue, branch established on 1995/06/28; Willowcreek Road Branch at 3320 Willowcreek Road, branch established on 1996/04/24. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Portage Branch at 2650 Willowcreek Road, branch established on 1995/10/23. Info updated 2010/06/29: Bank assets: $1,546.9 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Michigan City, IN, positive income, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Horizon Bancorp
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Portage Branch at 6015 U.S. Highway 6, branch established on 1998/01/15. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • MainSource Bank: 5959 Route 6 Branch at 5959 Route 6, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Portage Wal-Mart Branch at 6087 Us Highway 6, branch established on 2007/05/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Portage:

Marital status in Portage, IN
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Portage
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Portage:

(Portage, Indiana Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Portage, IN (based on Porter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,5838
Evangelical Protestant23,85791
Mainline Protestant10,64026
Other1,1367
Orthodox8602
None98,267-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Porter County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Here:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Porter County:

28.6%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Portage:

28.9
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portage:

22.5%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portage:

10.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portage:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portage, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 73$398,926$65,5771$1,450
Firefighters 63$335,179$63,8440$0
Streets and Highways 38$163,877$51,7512$3,718
Solid Waste Management 17$72,166$50,9410$0
Parks and Recreation 15$46,549$37,23922$23,866
Financial Administration 11$34,855$38,0244$4,902
Other Government Administration 7$35,254$60,4357$9,836
Other and Unallocable 2$8,607$51,6420$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 7$2,500
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 226$1,095,413$58,16443$46,272

Portage government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,524,000 ($68.83)
    Regular Highways: $782,000 ($21.32)
    General - Other: $271,000 ($7.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($1.61)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $6,176,000 ($168.41)
    Police Protection: $5,481,000 ($149.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,091,000 ($138.83)
    General - Other: $5,072,000 ($138.31)
    Regular Highways: $3,973,000 ($108.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,699,000 ($46.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000 ($39.46)
    General Public Buildings: $826,000 ($22.52)
    Central Staff Services: $502,000 ($13.69)
    Financial Administration: $379,000 ($10.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $158,000 ($4.31)
    Health - Other: $86,000 ($2.35)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $19,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,694,000 ($73.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $29,000 ($0.79)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($0.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($3.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000 ($2.40)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($1.34)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($1.06)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.11)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $512,000 ($13.96)

Portage government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,227,000 ($715.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,763,000 ($48.07)
    Other: $1,574,000 ($42.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000 ($25.52)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $101,000 ($2.75)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $365,000 ($9.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $697,000 ($19.01)
    General Revenue - Other: $484,000 ($13.20)
    Rents: $329,000 ($8.97)
    Interest Earnings: $167,000 ($4.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000 ($2.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($0.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,773,000 ($75.62)
    General Local Government Support: $2,005,000 ($54.67)
    Other: $500,000 ($13.63)
  • Tax - Property: $19,533,000 ($532.64)
    Public Utilities Sales: $492,000 ($13.42)
    Other License: $196,000 ($5.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $175,000 ($4.77)

Portage government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,350,000 ($1836.55)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,350,000 ($1836.55)

Portage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,547,000 ($96.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,746,000 ($238.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,604,000 ($507.31)

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lake County, IN  2.59% ($47,223 average AGI)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.60% ($47,608)
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($78,234)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lake County, IN  1.71% ($42,248 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.68% ($44,131)
to Cook County, IL  0.39% ($64,409)
Businesses in Portage, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Kohl's1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Best Western1Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears2
Cricket Wireless1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Starbucks2
Dairy Queen2Steak 'n Shake1
Days Inn1Subaru1
Dennys1Subway2
Discount Tire1Super 81
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile1
FedEx4Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS5
Hardee's2Verizon Wireless1
Hilton1Walgreens2
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's2
Jones New York1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Portage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 85Number of bridges
  • 817ft / 249mTotal length
  • $1,815,000Total costs
  • 1,221,781Total average daily traffic
  • 182,795Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,510,481Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Portage, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 381950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portage, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Portage, IN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portage)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portage)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED151$136,75873$116,643749$132,65641$56,2991$6,519,24033$104,61311$45,486
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$139,9936$65,38268$144,0468$38,1810$06$109,0533$32,560
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$137,32117$88,872300$140,51331$34,0580$013$107,8138$43,164
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$140,5444$106,763146$139,8994$90,6381$2,071,3207$97,6060$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$100,5501$61,00039$132,6425$85,8980$03$43,7670$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.02 , 0504.03, 0505.01, 0505.02, 0505.04, 0505.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$130,72429$147,7140$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$148,4173$130,6402$98,010
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$71,7606$148,9901$81,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$140,3300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$132,9500$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0504.02 , 0504.03, 0505.01, 0505.02, 0505.04, 0505.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 112. The highest number of reported fires - 163 took place in 2002, and the least - 17 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Portage, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.3%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portage, IN
    • 72140.3%Structure Fires
    • 58532.7%Outside Fires
    • 36820.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1176.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portage, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Indiana:

  • Dons Motel, 5500 Milton Rd, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-3317
  • Comfort Inn, 2300 Willowcreek, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 763-7177, Fax: (219) 763-2068
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2323 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-7777, Fax: (219) 762-7777
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson At The Port, 1630 Olmsted Dr, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 764-0021, Fax: (219) 764-0022
  • Hampton Inn, 6353 Melton Rd, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 764-1919, Fax: (219) 764-0020
  • Best Western Portage Hotel & Suites, 6200 Melton Road, Hwy 20, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (219) 734-6727, Fax: (219) 841-9721
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage, 6296 Melton Rd, Portage, Indiana 46368 , Phone: (800) 439-4745
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Indiana
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portage, IN
  • 95.0%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portage, IN
  • 73.2%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Portage compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Portage on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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