Portage, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 48,816 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 23,393  (47.9%)
Females: 25,423  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 49087.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,514 (it was $49,410 in 2000)
Portage:

$61,514
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,487 (it was $25,414 in 2000)

Portage city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $164,329 (it was $118,700 in 2000)
Portage:

$164,329
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $189,541; detached houses: $189,187; townhouses or other attached units: $147,238; in 2-unit structures: $52,685; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,922; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,152; mobile homes: $468,106

Median gross rent in 2016: $751.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Portage, MI (2016)
    • 40,73284.1%White alone
    • 2,4015.0%Black alone
    • 2,0704.3%Hispanic
    • 1,5723.2%Two or more races
    • 1,2982.7%Asian alone
    • 1430.3%Other race alone
    • 1200.2%American Indian alone
    • 140.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Michigan as of August 23, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portage is 538 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

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.3)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(19.9)
16
(34.9)
15
(33.2)
27
(59.8)
20
(44.2)
16
(34.6)
24
(51.9)
19
(41.1)
19
(41.1)
23
(49.3)
22
(46.4)
17
(35.6)
21
(43.6)
31
(63.9)
31
(63.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(33.1)
13
(28.4)
28
(61.9)
24
(53.1)
20
(44.2)
22
(47.6)
24
(51.9)
16
(34.6)
13
(28.1)
15
(32.1)
12
(25.3)
18
(37.6)
21
(43.6)
15
(30.9)
14
(28.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
77
(169.9)
46
(100.4)
83
(183.4)
71
(157.2)
63
(139.1)
47
(101.7)
90
(194.5)
66
(142.9)
53
(114.6)
38
(81.4)
53
(111.8)
42
(87.8)
45
(93.3)
57
(117.4)
63
(128.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
321
(708.1)
260
(567.4)
287
(634.3)
337
(746.2)
343
(757.4)
277
(599.4)
248
(536.0)
235
(508.7)
223
(482.1)
184
(394.4)
162
(341.9)
187
(391.1)
159
(329.8)
149
(306.9)
186
(380.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,725
(3,805)
1,752
(3,823)
1,604
(3,545)
1,664
(3,684)
1,708
(3,772)
1,594
(3,449)
1,653
(3,573)
1,534
(3,321)
1,409
(3,046)
1,418
(3,039)
1,408
(2,971)
1,268
(2,652)
1,198
(2,485)
1,117
(2,301)
1,223
(2,502)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
91
(200.8)
55
(120.0)
64
(141.4)
71
(157.2)
73
(161.2)
63
(136.3)
52
(112.4)
46
(99.6)
28
(60.5)
41
(87.9)
36
(76.0)
42
(87.8)
35
(72.6)
23
(47.4)
59
(120.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(15.4)
8
(17.5)
14
(30.9)
12
(26.6)
13
(28.7)
8
(17.3)
4
(8.6)
10
(21.6)
6
(13.0)
7
(15.0)
2
(4.2)
1
(2.1)
3
(6.2)
5
(10.3)
3
(6.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)282.9258.8283.7307.4297.6253.2294.0252.6224.6221.6220.2197.8199.0201.1221.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Portage, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 74 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Michigan average:

1.64
March 2016 cost of living index in Portage: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.9%), American (10.8%), Dutch (9.0%), Irish (7.7%), English (6.8%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 32.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,516 people per square mile   (low).

Portage,MI real estate house value index trend

Portage, Michigan map

2,191 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.5%
Michigan:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,019 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,995 (1.7%)

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 )
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Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 85.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,078 (+18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,584 (38.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Distribution of median household income in Portage, MI in 2016
Distribution of house value in Portage, MI in 2016
Portage satellite photo by USGS

Portage tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2014: 49 buildings, average cost: $242,400
  • 2015: 50 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2016: 73 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2017: 77 buildings, average cost: $251,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Portage, MI residents
Average permit cost in Portage, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Michigan:

4.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Portage, MI
Historical housing units in Portage, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +3,804 (+9.3%).
Most common industries in Portage, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Chemicals (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Chemicals (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Portage, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Portage, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portage, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 45% 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 86% 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 286.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from Portage center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from Portage center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.1 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 263.6 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 290.3 miles away from Portage 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 Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
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, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portage topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Portage:

  • PROVINCIAL HOUSE OF PORTAGE (7855 CURRIER DR)
  • TENDERCARE PORTAGE (7855 CURRIER DR)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • HAROLD AND GRACE UPJOHN COMMUN (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; KALAMAZOO, 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.

Colleges/Universities in Portage:

  • Ross Medical Education Center-Portage (Full-time enrollment: 300; Location: 6235 S Westnedge; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rosseducation.edu)
  • Wright Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 134; 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 5 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 6 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 23 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 42 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 43 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Davenport University (about 45 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Hope College (about 48 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)

Public high schools in Portage:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Portage:

Private elementary/middle schools in Portage:

  • ST MICHAEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 207, Location: 7211 OAKLAND DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: 4221 E MILHAM AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Portage

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Portage: MANATRON INC (A). Display/hide its location 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

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.

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

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

SOUTH PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE SOUTH (Address: 741 Calico , Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
SOUTH PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE NORTH (Address: 741 Calico , Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOORS GOLF CLUB 14 GREEN (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-17-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WEST PORTAGE LITTLE LEAGUE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COLUMBIA LAKES ESTATES (Address: 2186 East Centre Ave. , Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Portage:

Marital status in Portage, MI
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Michigan average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Portage
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portage, MI (based on Kalamazoo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
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: 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.
Michigan:

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

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
This county:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

27.9%
Michigan:

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

14.5%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portage:

54.7%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Portage:

54.7%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Portage:

28.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portage:

8.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portage:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portage:

33.3%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

61.9%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portage, MI 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 52$315,941$72,9092$4,422
Firefighters 31$160,416$62,0976$5,724
Streets and Highways 31$145,098$56,1670$0
Parks and Recreation 20$44,419$26,6513$1,570
Police - Other 19$66,158$41,7845$6,452
Financial Administration 15$69,533$55,6263$14,293
Other and Unallocable 11$46,141$50,336121$46,343
Other Government Administration 9$52,485$69,9800$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$41,055$70,3800$0
Fire - Other 3$18,159$72,6360$0
Totals for Government 198$959,405$58,146140$78,804

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $8,197,000 ($167.92)
    General - Other: $6,862,000 ($140.57)
    Police Protection: $6,257,000 ($128.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,526,000 ($72.23)
    Regular Highways: $3,070,000 ($62.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,742,000 ($35.69)
    Health - Other: $1,418,000 ($29.05)
    General Public Buildings: $991,000 ($20.30)
    Financial Administration: $907,000 ($18.58)
    Central Staff Services: $775,000 ($15.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $579,000 ($11.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $390,000 ($7.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $301,000 ($6.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000 ($1.29)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $266,000 ($5.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,716,000 ($35.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,851,000 ($58.40)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $1,280,000 ($26.22)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,374,000 ($253.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $819,000 ($16.78)

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

  • Charges - Other: $18,388,000 ($376.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $82,000 ($1.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $271,000 ($5.55)
    Other: $158,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $118,000 ($2.42)
    Other: $111,000 ($2.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $523,000 ($10.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $505,000 ($10.34)
    Rents: $213,000 ($4.36)
    Special Assessments: $154,000 ($3.15)
    Sale of Property: $28,000 ($0.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,636,000 ($94.97)
    General Local Government Support: $3,807,000 ($77.99)
    Other: $503,000 ($10.30)
  • Tax - Property: $23,831,000 ($488.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,546,000 ($31.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.04)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,530,000 ($1588.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,875,000 ($1451.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,550,000 ($625.82)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,895,000 ($489.49)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $2,425,000 ($49.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,167,000 ($699.91)

5.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($491 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.65% ($47,005 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.48% ($41,742)
from Allegan County, MI  0.43% ($42,197)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.62% ($63,000 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.47% ($48,242)
to Allegan County, MI  0.39% ($42,765)
Businesses in Portage, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Lane Bryant1
AT&T3Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Banana Republic1Meijer2
Barnes & Noble1Men'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
Circle K2Papa John's Pizza2
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL1Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
FedEx15Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Forever 211Steak 'n Shake1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Subway6
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell1
H&R Block4Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Limited1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1U-Haul2
J. Jill1UPS19
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York1Walgreens2
Journeys1Walmart1
Kincaid2Wendy's1
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy2

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
See more detailed statistics of Portage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 87.5mTotal length
  • 1,016,725Total average daily traffic
  • 111,467Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Portage, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 61990-1999
  • 232000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portage, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Portage, Lat: 42.207694 Lon: -85.594806, Call Sign: WQAE859, Licensee ID: L00062313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2014, Expiration Date: 05/18/2024, 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:
  • PWT3S050, Lat: 47.099750 Lon: -88.575000, 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:
  • MESSAGE EXPR, 1811 West Osterhout Avenue (Lat: 42.161111 Lon: -85.610833), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQUM611,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2014, Expiration Date: 08/19/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • HAVERHILL WT, 6557 Hampton St (Lat: 42.221667 Lon: -85.608722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: WRCC336,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 08/22/2018, Expiration Date: 08/22/2028, Certifier: Jeff Troyer, Registrant: Roe-Comm, Inc, 1400 Ramona Ave, Portage, MI 49002, Phone: (269) 327-1045, Fax: (269) 327-8784, 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: 08/05/2014, Expiration Date: 06/22/2024, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

236 (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:

74 (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 in Portage, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, MI - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Fire incident types in Portage, MI

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Michigan:

  • Courtyard By Marriott, 400 Trade Ctr Way, Portage, Michigan 49002 , Phone: (269) 382-5808, Fax: (269) 382-5801
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, 500 Trade Ctr Way, Portage, Michigan 49002 , Phone: (269) 382-5817, Fax: (269) 382-5818
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portage, Michigan
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portage, MI
  • 91.7%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portage, MI
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 30.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Portage compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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