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Population in 2012: 47,126 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 

Males: 23,104  (49.0%)
Females: 24,022  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49087.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,787 (it was $49,410 in 2000)
Portage:

$54,787
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,057

Portage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,224 (it was $118,700 in 2000)
Portage:

$144,224
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,408; Detached houses: $177,566; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,992; In 2-unit structures: $96,352; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,111; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,851; Mobile homes: $243,480

Median gross rent in 2012: $705.

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  • White alone - 39,119 (84.3%)
  • Black alone - 3,144 (6.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1,692 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,230 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 949 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 247 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (20.1%), Irish (11.9%), English (10.7%), Dutch (9.3%), Polish (4.8%), United States (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 32.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,463 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage city:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2,433 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:  5.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Portage to the number of sex offenders is 2,244 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,867 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,593 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (4.8 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (81.8 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (110.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kalamazoo, MI (2.2 miles ), Westwood, MI (2.6 miles ), Eastwood, MI (2.6 miles ), Vicksburg, MI (2.6 miles ), Schoolcraft, MI (2.6 miles ), Parchment, MI (2.8 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (2.9 miles ), Greater Galesburg, MI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 1998: 172 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 1999: 191 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2000: 203 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2001: 204 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2002: 310 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2003: 284 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2004: 209 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2006: 127 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $239,600
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $236,400

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 85.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,887 (+12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,012 (36.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

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 2110010102100
per 100,000 4.52.22.20.00.02.20.02.20.04.32.20.00.0
Rapes 1415139161527201624191923
per 100,000 31.633.228.619.934.933.259.844.234.651.941.141.149.3
Robberies 17221315132824202224161315
per 100,000 38.448.728.633.128.461.953.144.247.651.934.628.132.1
Assaults 61559077468371634790665338
per 100,000 137.6121.9198.2169.9100.4183.4157.2139.1101.7194.5142.9114.681.4
Burglaries 218266269321260287337343277248235223184
per 100,000 491.8589.4592.5708.1567.4634.3746.2757.4599.4536.0508.7482.1394.4
Thefts 1,7641,8061,7101,7251,7521,6041,6641,7081,5941,6531,5341,4091,418
per 100,000 3979.74001.43766.33805.43823.13545.03684.43771.53449.53572.63320.93046.03039.1
Auto thefts 66768191556471736352462841
per 100,000 148.9168.4178.4200.8120.0141.4157.2161.2136.3112.499.660.587.9
Arson 28478141213841067
per 100,000 4.517.78.815.417.530.926.628.717.38.621.613.015.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 283.9290.0287.1282.7263.5288.9313.0303.0257.8299.4257.2228.7225.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 69 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Michigan average:

1.74

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,804 (+9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Portage city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.3 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Scott Parse - Ice hockey player, Larry Hollenbeck - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 9, 1949), Chris Noonan (ice hockey) - Ice hockey goaltender, Evan Rankin - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: MANATRON INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN).


Hospitals/medical centers in Portage:

  • PROVINCIAL HOUSE OF PORTAGE (Nursing Home, 7855 CURRIER DR)
  • TENDERCARE PORTAGE (Nursing Home, 7855 CURRIER DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Portage:

  • UNS HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • PARAGON HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Portage, MI

Amtrak station near Portage:

  • 6 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Local government website: www.portagemi.com

Colleges/Universities in Portage:

  • Ross Medical Education Center-Portage (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 6235 S Westnedge; Private, for-profit)
  • Wright Beauty Academy (FT enrollment: 3; Location: 6666 Lovers Ln; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wrightbeautyacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 6 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,240)
  • Western Michigan University (about 6 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 23 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)
  • Andrews University (about 44 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 2,408)
  • Davenport University (about 45 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Hope College (about 48 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 49 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)

Public high schools in Portage:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Portage:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portage:

  • ST MICHAEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 7211 OAKLAND DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 4221 E MILHAM RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Portage:

  • PORTAGE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,904,169; Location: 300 LIBRARY LANE; 150,422 books; 3,231 e-books; 19,520 audio materials; 8,801 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 212 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Portage: Portage Station (A), South Town Plaza (B), Moors Golf Club (C), Oakland Hills Golf Club (D), Portage Police Department (E), Portage City Hall (F), Portage Fire Department (G), Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum (H), Portage District Library (I), Portage Fire Department Station 1 (J), Portage Fire Department Station 2 (K), Portage Fire Department Station 3 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southland Shopping Center (1), Crossroads Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portage include: Lake Center Church (A), Prairie Edge Church (B), First Church of the Nazarene (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Victory Baptist Church (E), Westminster Presbyterian Church (F), Portage United Church of Christ (G), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (H), Saint James Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Indian Fields Cemetery (1), Dry Prairie Cemetery (2), Portage South Cemetery (3), Portage Central Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Upjohn Pond (A), West Lake (B), Hampton Lake (C), Gourdneck Lake (D), Austin Lake (E), Sugarloaf Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portage include: South Westnedge Park (1), Westfield Park (2), Lexington Green Park (3), Portage Creek Bicentennial Park (4), Allen Field (5), Gourdneck State Game Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Airport Inn (2333 Helen Avenue) (1), Country Inn-Suites Kalamazoo (1912 East Kilgore Road) (2), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (1912 East Kilgore Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kalamazoo County - Courts- District Court- South Location- Judge Kropf (7810 Shaver) (1), Reeves Court Services (912 East Osterhout) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kalamazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

S. PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE #1 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
S. PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE #2 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCHRIER PARK (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MUNCHIE MARTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOORS GOLF COURSE 14TH GREEN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • WEST PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portage, MI

People in group quarters in Portage in 2010:

  • 111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Portage in 2000:

  • 132 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 120 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Portage compared to Michigan state average:

Portage, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Portage (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Woodbridge Hills Branch, Portage Branch, Lake Center Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Portage Westnedge Meijer Banking Cen, Portage Shaver Meijer Banking Ctr. B, West Centre Oakland Branch. 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.
  • Fifth Third Bank: West Lake Branch, Woodbridge Branch, South Westnedge At Crossroads Branch. 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
  • Keystone Community Bank: Woodbridge Branch at 3910 W. Centre Ave, branch established on 2003/11/03; Portage Branch at 6405 South Westnedge Avenue, branch established on 1997/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.3 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Centre Ave. at 4431 West Centre Avenue, branch established on 1998/05/18; Crossroads Mall Branch at 6660 South Westnedge Avenue, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Michigan Commerce Bank: Portage Branch at 800 East Milham, branch established on 1988/05/02. Info updated 2010/04/14: Bank assets: $777.0 mil, Deposits: $746.6 mil, headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bancorp Ltd.
  • Comerica Bank: Portage Branch at 7941 South Westnedge Avenue, branch established on 1953/12/07. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Kalamazoo Branch at 3250 West Centre Avenue, branch established on 2012/03/05. 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
  • First National Bank of Michigan: Woodbridge Branch at 2700 W Centre, branch established on 2008/11/16. Info updated 2009/09/04: Bank assets: $204.8 mil, Deposits: $174.1 mil, headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancorp, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

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 (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.30%
Here35.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents25.1%11.3%8.7%7.5%6.8%
Congregations5.1%9.1%11.9%3.4%8.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.3%3.0%2.9%2.7%27.7%
Congregations0.6%2.8%2.8%2.3%53.4%
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: 41
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Kalamazoo County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Kalamazoo County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Kalamazoo County:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

14.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$66,626$53,3010$0
Other Government Administration 19$97,546$61,60811$24,100
Police Protection - Officers 49$248,404$60,8340$0
Police - Other 17$74,876$52,85418$18,864
Firefighters 29$151,221$62,57424$6,382
Fire - Other 5$21,735$52,1640$0
Streets and Highways 35$163,452$56,0411$1,452
Parks and Recreation 11$61,779$67,39517$2,210
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$73,029$54,7720$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,464$37,8569$8,509
Totals for Government 199$968,132$58,38080$61,517

Portage government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,511,000 ($116.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,429,000 ($93.98)
    Water Utilities: $545,000 ($11.56)
    Sewerage: $287,000 ($6.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $189,000 ($4.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,831,000 ($123.73)
    General - Other: $4,645,000 ($98.57)
    Water Utilities: $3,349,000 ($71.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,968,000 ($62.98)
    Sewerage: $2,712,000 ($57.55)
    Regular Highways: $2,544,000 ($53.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,108,000 ($44.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,266,000 ($26.86)
    Financial Administration: $1,190,000 ($25.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,185,000 ($25.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $618,000 ($13.11)
    General Public Buildings: $503,000 ($10.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $364,000 ($7.72)
    Transit Utilities: $149,000 ($3.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($0.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,532,000 ($53.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $2,000,000 ($42.44)
    Transit Utilities: $149,000 ($3.16)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $709,000 ($15.04)
    Police Protection: $190,000 ($4.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,196,000 ($280.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,180,000 ($25.04)

Portage government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,879,000 ($103.53)
    All Other: $2,398,000 ($50.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000 ($4.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $231,000 ($4.90)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $165,000 ($3.50)
    All Other: $49,000 ($1.04)
    Highways: $32,000 ($0.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,416,000 ($51.27)
    Interest Earnings: $1,235,000 ($26.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $457,000 ($9.70)
    Rents: $359,000 ($7.62)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,841,000 ($81.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,964,000 ($84.11)
    Highways: $3,557,000 ($75.48)
    All Other: $503,000 ($10.67)
  • Tax - Property: $21,598,000 ($458.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,189,000 ($25.23)

Portage government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,885,000 ($2119.53)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,294,000 ($2000.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,700,000 ($227.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,109,000 ($108.41)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,055,000 ($22.39)
    Beginning: $1,055,000 ($22.39)

Portage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,294,000 ($69.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,624,000 ($161.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,333,000 ($134.38)

6.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($464 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.22%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.67% ($33,900 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.50% ($30,944)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.50% ($41,885)


7.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.67% ($42,190 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.40% ($34,765)
to Kent County, MI  0.39% ($31,836)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOFR (89.5 FM; SCHOOLCRAFT, MI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219CA (91.7 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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: 34
Total length: 148 meters (486ft)
Total average daily traffic: 948,563
Total average daily truck traffic: 98,394

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 21
  • 2010-2012: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portage, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Portage)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Portage, MI)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Portage, Lat: 42.207694 Lon: -85.594806, Call Sign: WQAE859, Licensee ID: L00062313
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Certifier: Robert Kimmer
    Registrant: City Of Portage
  • MI-GRP329A, 6150 Angling Rd (Lat: 42.226833 Lon: -85.638778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 40.5 m, Call Sign: WQKC265
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2009, Expiration Date: 03/25/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2010, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • Portage Water Tower, Lat: 47.099694 Lon: -88.058361, Type: Tank, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQQE749
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/2012, Expiration Date: 11/20/2022, Certifier: Steven C Fitzgerald
    Registrant: Kpbiznet LLC, Houghton, MI 49931-0293, Phone: (906) 482-6123, Fax: (906) 482-6128, Email:
  • Portage Water Tower, Lat: 47.099694 Lon: -88.058361, Type: Tank, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQQE749
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/2012, Expiration Date: 11/20/2022, Certifier: Steven C Fitzgerald
    Registrant: Kpbiznet LLC, Houghton, MI 49931-0293, Phone: (906) 482-6123, Fax: (906) 482-6128, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1400 Ramona Avenue (Lat: 42.220861 Lon: -85.574167), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KNKO294
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portage)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Portage)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

95 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 1 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 ORIGINATED273$125,517221$146,7371,063$144,53651$69,9110$047$110,6478$37,631
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$144,07718$160,29897$150,8055$31,6400$03$230,1201$27,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$130,23117$115,098233$145,13225$62,2860$014$102,1713$49,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$108,99020$144,670223$155,5286$32,5671$1,950,0006$146,0671$3,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$168,4002$64,50036$164,3961$4,0000$01$30,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Portage, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED59$171,32933$162,5881$115,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$161,00010$159,0350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$212,2607$171,2860$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$204,5001$101,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Portage


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

Most common first names in Portage, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20574.4 years
Robert18771.1 years
Mary15779.0 years
William14774.9 years
James12468.3 years
Helen9981.8 years
Richard9468.6 years
Margaret9481.0 years
Dorothy8580.4 years
George8476.1 years
Most common last names in Portage, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7574.9 years
Johnson6076.9 years
Miller4273.9 years
Williams3574.1 years
Martin3272.1 years
Brown3076.9 years
Allen2576.5 years
Adams2373.9 years
Thompson2175.3 years
Clark2175.1 years
Businesses in Portage, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Lane Furniture3
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's4
AutoZone1Meijer2
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King2New Balance1
Burlington Coat Factory1Nike3
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza2
Coldwater Creek1Payless2
Curves1Penske1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Eddie Bauer1Rite Aid1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx15Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
Forever 211Starbucks1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway6
GameStop2T-Mobile3
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4Taco Bell1
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Hot Topic1The Limited1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us2
J. Jill1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS19
Jimmy John's1Vans2
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret2
Journeys1Walgreens2
Kincaid2Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
Kroger1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
Lane Bryant1
Browse common businesses in Portage, MI

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