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Population in 2010: 884. Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 

Males: 424  (48.0%)
Females: 460  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  42.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14846.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,043 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Portage:

$41,043
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,343

Portage town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,834 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$81,834
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,983; Detached houses: $90,923; Townhouses or other attached units: $43,268; In 2-unit structures: $122,316; Mobile homes: $44,209

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Portage races chart
  • White alone - 856 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage: 145.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (30.8%), English (21.5%), Irish (18.7%), United States (6.8%), Italian (5.7%), Dutch (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 26.4 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Portage town:  1.8% ($1,043)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

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:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $36,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.55 N, Longitude: 77.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Portage household income distribution Portage home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

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:

  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NUNDA, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PERRY, NY)
  • WYOMING CO DOH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SILVER SPRINGS, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • SUNY at Geneseo (about 19 miles; Geneseo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 23 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Genesee Community College (about 34 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 3,452)
  • Saint Bonaventure University (about 40 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,154)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 41 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 13,372)
  • Monroe Community College (about 43 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 12,159)
  • University of Rochester (about 44 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 7,898)

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Notable locations in Portage: Oakhill Farm And Ranch (A), Portage (B), Nunda Rod and Gun Club (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portage include: Hunt Baptist Church (A), Oakland Wesleyan Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Colonel George Williams And Family Cemetery (2), Assumption Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.4%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portage, NY

Portage compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Portage town (based on Livingston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.47%
Here36.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents60.8%12.6%10.1%3.3%2.8%
Congregations14.7%20.0%21.3%2.7%5.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.1%1.1%1.1%5.1%
Congregations2.7%1.3%2.7%1.3%28.0%
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
Livingston County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Livingston County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Livingston County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Livingston County:

27.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

15.6%

5.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
New York average:

5.41%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Livingston County:

0.22%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, NY  1.86% ($38,465 average AGI)
from Steuben County, NY  0.55% ($24,492)
from Ontario County, NY  0.48% ($30,161)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
New York average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Livingston County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, NY  2.18% ($34,082 average AGI)
to Steuben County, NY  0.50% ($26,684)
to Ontario County, NY  0.47% ($30,578)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WDNY (1400 AM; 1 kW; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJQZ (103.5 FM; WELLSVILLE, NY; Owner: DBM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSL (90.3 FM; HOUGHTON, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W257AX (99.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • W62AQ (Channel 62; FILLMORE, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $9,832,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,023
Total average daily truck traffic: 324

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 3
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