Portage, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 36,812 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 17,877  (48.6%)
Females: 18,935  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46368.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,113 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Portage:

$52,113
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,146 (it was $20,146 in 2000)

Portage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,237 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$133,237
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $134,088; Detached houses: $150,174; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,055; In 2-unit structures: $137,200; Mobile homes: $49,091

Median gross rent in 2012: $785.

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  • White alone - 27,673 (75.2%)
  • Hispanic - 5,932 (16.1%)
  • Black alone - 2,543 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 400 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 147 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 51 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.8%), Irish (14.4%), Polish (7.7%), English (5.7%), United States (4.4%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Elevation: 644 feet

Land area: 25.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,446 people per square mile   (low).

Portage,IN real estate house value index trend

Portage, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

1,460 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This city:  3.9%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Indiana as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Portage to the number of sex offenders is 784 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,508 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $823 (0.8%)

Portage satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 87.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,704 (-7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,685 (23.2%)

Area code: 219

Portage household income distribution Portage home values distribution

Crime rates in Portage by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100001011012
per 100,000 2.93.00.00.00.00.02.80.02.72.70.02.75.4
Rapes 106846775610534
per 100,000 29.217.823.611.517.119.719.513.616.326.813.28.110.7
Robberies 99910157151210101778
per 100,000 26.326.726.528.842.719.741.832.727.126.844.918.921.5
Assaults 223269753743821221561617610055
per 100,000 64.295.0203.4216.1105.3121.2228.3332.4422.9430.8200.8270.2147.8
Burglaries 184137236188178204180252248222181183165
per 100,000 537.2406.7695.6541.7506.4575.2501.1686.6672.3594.0478.2494.4443.4
Thefts 9728991,1371,0879479709201,1901,1481,028974939812
per 100,000 2837.82668.83351.13132.32694.12735.22561.03242.43112.22750.62573.22536.72182.0
Auto thefts 110831008482105981156654675746
per 100,000 321.1246.4294.7242.1233.3296.1272.8313.3178.9144.5177.0154.0123.6
Arson 7649951225425
per 100,000 20.417.811.825.925.614.12.85.45.413.410.65.413.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 233.0207.8281.4250.5215.2225.4245.3298.1305.3292.0220.7226.1188.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Portage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 67 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Indiana average:

1.96
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,141 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Work and jobs in Portage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Portage, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 near the US average (12).
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

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Portage:

  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (3117 WOODBINE)
  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (6381 LUTE ROAD)
  • 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)
  • FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE OF PORTAGE (3175 LANCER STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE (3175 LANCER ST)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (5909 LUTE RD)

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:

Private high school in Portage:

  • PORTAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 3040 ARLENE ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Portage:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portage:

  • NATIVITY OF OUR SAVIOR SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 2929 WILLOWCREEK RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 2780 RUSSELL ST; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Portage, map of school districts: PORTAGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS

User submitted facts and corrections:

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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 USHighway 20) (2), Dollar Inn (6142 USHighway 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 USHighway 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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 178. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

178
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.5%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.8% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)
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

Portage, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Portage compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

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) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Indiana:

  • Days Inn, 6161 Melton Rd, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-2136, Fax: (219) 763-1355
  • Dons Motel, 5500 Milton Rd, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-3317
  • Comfort Inn, 2300 Willowcreek, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 763-7177, Fax: (219) 763-2068
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2323 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-7777, Fax: (219) 762-7777
  • Super 8 Motel, 6118 Melton Rd, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 762-8857, Fax: (219) 763-2355
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson At The Port, 1630 Olmsted Dr, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 764-0021, Fax: (219) 764-0022
  • Hampton Inn, 6353 Melton Rd, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 764-1919, Fax: (219) 764-0020
  • Best Western Portage Hotel & Suites, 6200 Melton Road, Hwy 20, Portage, IN 46368 , Phone: (219) 734-6727, Fax: (219) 841-9721
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Portage travel time to work - commute Portage mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Portage:

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Religion statistics for Portage city (based on Porter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here: 41.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents49.7%8.0%6.1%5.4%4.1%
Congregations8.3%8.3%6.4%4.6%5.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.8%2.4%15.4%
Congregations5.5%6.4%2.8%5.5%46.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Porter County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Porter County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$12,919$38,7572$1,962
Other Government Administration 10$19,082$22,8980$0
Police Protection - Officers 68$277,560$48,9817$1,925
Firefighters 62$262,233$50,7550$0
Streets and Highways 37$157,960$51,2300$0
Solid Waste Management 23$75,869$39,5845$7,356
Parks and Recreation 13$41,862$38,64220$18,385
Totals for Government 217$847,485$46,86634$29,628

Portage government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $997,000 ($27.08)
    Sewerage: $448,000 ($12.17)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,666,000 ($181.08)
    Regular Highways: $4,032,000 ($109.53)
    Police Protection: $3,611,000 ($98.09)
    Fire Protection: $3,343,000 ($90.81)
    Sewerage: $2,897,000 ($78.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,333,000 ($36.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,304,000 ($35.42)
    General Public Buildings: $676,000 ($18.36)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $534,000 ($14.51)
    Central Staff Services: $315,000 ($8.56)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($5.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $94,000 ($2.55)
    Health Services - Other: $62,000 ($1.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $215,000 ($5.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $175,000 ($4.75)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($0.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $111,000 ($3.02)
    Police Protection: $91,000 ($2.47)
    General - Other: $73,000 ($1.98)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($1.96)
    General Public Building: $30,000 ($0.81)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($0.52)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $18,000 ($0.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($0.24)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.14)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.05)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.05)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,478,000 ($257.47)

Portage government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,172,000 ($140.50)
    All Other: $1,214,000 ($32.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $729,000 ($19.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $547,000 ($14.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,365,000 ($37.08)
    Rents: $584,000 ($15.86)
    Interest Earnings: $329,000 ($8.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,585,000 ($43.06)
    Highways: $858,000 ($23.31)
    All Other: $557,000 ($15.13)
  • Tax - Property: $9,944,000 ($270.13)
    NEC: $294,000 ($7.99)
    Public Utilities: $146,000 ($3.97)
    Total General Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Portage government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,290,000 ($116.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,915,000 ($106.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $375,000 ($10.19)

Portage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,265,000 ($34.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,432,000 ($283.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $703,000 ($19.10)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  2.40% ($37,666 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.48% ($57,296)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.46% ($36,569)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.60% ($33,771 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.57% ($37,156)
to Cook County, IL  0.40% ($44,678)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Portage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 77
Total length: 478 meters (1,568ft)
Total costs: $3,080,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,218,531
Total average daily truck traffic: 83,048

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 34
  • 1960-1969: 18
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portage, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portage, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (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: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portage)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 114
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Portage

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portage, IN
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

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