Portage, New York

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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 2013: $40,222 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Portage:

$40,222
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,596 (it was $13,717 in 2000)

Portage town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,731 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$85,731
NY:

$277,600
  • Races in Portage, NY (2010)

    Portage races chart
    • 85696.8%White alone
    • 121.4%Two or more races
    • 70.8%Hispanic
    • 50.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Portage: 99.7 (near average, 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).

Portage,NY real estate house value index trend

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:

22.3%

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
  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $85,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

Portage, New York humidity Portage, New York wind speed Portage, New York snowfall Portage, New York sunshine Portage, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 68% 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 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 207.5 miles away from Portage center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from Portage center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB HOUGHTON L L C (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOUGHTON, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON CO DOH HHA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • NICHOLAS H NOYES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DANSVILLE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 19 miles; Geneseo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,520)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 23 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Alfred University (about 24 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • Genesee Community College (about 33 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 4,290)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 41 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)
  • St Bonaventure University (about 42 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,286)
  • Monroe Community College (about 43 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)

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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%

Portage compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
New York average:

14.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,9166
Mainline Protestant6,20440
Evangelical Protestant4,30831
Other4386
None39,527-
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: 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%

4.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, NY  1.68% ($41,494 average AGI)
from Steuben County, NY  0.41% ($30,031)
from Ontario County, NY  0.29% ($32,899)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
New York average:

5.46%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Livingston County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, NY  1.92% ($35,083 average AGI)
to Steuben County, NY  0.41% ($28,173)
to Wyoming County, NY  0.32% ($33,442)

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
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • $9,832,000Total costs
  • 7,023Total average daily traffic
  • 324Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
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