For population 25 years and over in Portage:
For population 15 years and over in Portage town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (46.3 miles , pop. 219,773).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (230.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Hunt, NY (0.8 miles) , Dalton, NY (1.4 miles ), Nunda, NY (1.8 miles ), Genesee Falls, NY (1.9 miles ), Granger, NY (2.4 miles ), Castile, NY (2.5 miles ), Grove, NY (2.7 miles ), Hume, NY (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.55 N, Longitude: 77.99 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 585
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Portage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Portage-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Portage town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 29.1 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Portage-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from Portage center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from Portage center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Storms: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Portage:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Portage compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Portage town (based on Livingston County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.47%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,029 average adjusted gross income)
0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:
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TV broadcast stations around Portage:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Portage, NY
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $9,832,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,023
Total average daily truck traffic: 324