Portage, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 2,566 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 1,204  (46.9%)
Females: 1,362  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15946.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,703 (it was $24,548 in 2000)
Portage:

$34,703
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,347 (it was $15,594 in 2000)

Portage borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,748 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Portage:

$69,748
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $67,673; Detached houses: $67,771; In 2-unit structures: $227,692; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,077; Mobile homes: $20,239

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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Portage races chart
  • White alone - 2,586 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.8%), Polish (11.0%), Irish (10.5%), Russian (8.2%), United States (6.3%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/07/1890

Elevation: 1677 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 3,856 people per square mile   (average).

Portage,PA real estate house value index trend

Portage, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage borough:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

68 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This borough:  2.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Pennsylvania as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Portage to the number of sex offenders is 518 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $922 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $943 (1.3%)

Portage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (68.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (188.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Spring Hill, PA (1.0 miles ), Cassandra, PA (1.5 miles) , Wilmore borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Lilly borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Summerhill borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Beaverdale-Lloydell, PA (2.2 miles ), Sidman, PA (2.3 miles ), Ehrenfeld borough, PA (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.39 N, Longitude: 78.67 W

Area code: 814

Portage household income distribution Portage home values distribution

Property values in Portage, PA


Crime rates in Portage by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 20000000013
per 100,000 70.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.037.8114.5
Robberies 00000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.039.137.80.0
Assaults 218113012659
per 100,000 70.535.1288.736.436.8111.60.0469.7234.8189.0343.4
Burglaries 2271316712377
per 100,000 70.570.2252.636.4110.337.2228.1274.0469.71398.3267.1
Thefts 3612131715274235564633
per 100,000 1268.5421.2469.1618.9551.71004.51596.41369.92191.81738.51259.1
Auto thefts 22213044000
per 100,000 70.570.272.236.4110.30.0152.0156.60.00.00.0
Arson 00000012010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.038.078.30.037.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 135.735.4103.038.647.467.194.7185.8184.6254.2236.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Portage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.76
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -265 (-8.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Portage, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portage, Pennsylvania average temperatures Portage, Pennsylvania average precipitation Portage, Pennsylvania humidity Portage, Pennsylvania wind speed Portage, Pennsylvania snowfall Portage, Pennsylvania sunshine Portage, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the Portage borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 45.5 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portage-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% 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 118.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 154.6 miles away from Portage 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 139.0 miles away from the city 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 154.4 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 331.8 miles away from Portage 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 319.8 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 Cambria County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portage topographic map

Birthplace of: Len Chappell - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Portage:

  • CAMBRIA RESIDENTIAL SERVS INC/ (167 WOODLAND BLVD)
  • MAPLE WINDS CARE CENTER (4112 SPRING HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Portage:

  • CAMBRIA HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SUMMERHILL, PA)
  • DAVITA - EBENSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - EBENSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • CAMBRIA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • ALLEGHENY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • CHOICE HOME DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)
  • DAVITA - JOHNSTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)

Amtrak stations near Portage:

  • 14 miles: JOHNSTOWN (47 WALNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.) . 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 taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • Saint Francis University (about 9 miles; Loretto, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 12 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 18 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 30 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 31 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Seton Hill University (about 47 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 49 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high schools in Portage:

Private elementary/middle school in Portage:

  • OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 812 ORCHARD ST; Grades: KG - TK)
See full list of schools located in Portage

Library in Portage:

  • PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $67,457; Location: 704 MAIN STREET; 15,908 books; 564 audio materials; 10 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Portage Area Cruisers Car Club Info 814-736-8652

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Notable location: Portage Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Portage: Crichton McCormick Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cambria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.409. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.409
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  60.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
23 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Portage in 2000:

  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Portage, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Portage compared to Pennsylvania 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Portage (2011 data):

  • S&T Bank: Mainline National Bank Branch at 737 Main Street, branch established on 1944/07/20. Info updated 2012/03/14: Bank assets: $4,099.9 mil, Deposits: $3,349.5 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: S & T Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1st Summit Bank: Portage Branch at 924 Main Street, branch established on 1986/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $730.5 mil, Deposits: $653.3 mil, headquarters in Johnstown, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Summit Bancorp Of Johnstown, Inc.

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 (73%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portage borough (based on Cambria County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.61%
Here: 81.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents67.2%13.6%6.3%2.2%1.7%
Congregations29.7%23.2%7.3%4.5%4.9%
NameAmerican Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents0.9%0.9%0.8%0.7%5.5%
Congregations0.8%0.4%4.1%2.4%22.8%
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: 31
Cambria County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cambria County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Cambria County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cambria County:

31.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,227
Other Government Administration 1$2,451$29,4128$1,855
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,691$44,2924$5,150
Streets and Highways 3$7,470$29,8800$0
Totals for Government 5$13,612$32,66913$8,232

Portage government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $29,000 ($11.30)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $142,000 ($55.34)
    Police Protection: $95,000 ($37.02)
    Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($22.21)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($6.24)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($6.24)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($4.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($3.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.73)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($1.56)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($1.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $14,000 ($5.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $48,000 ($18.71)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($2.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $184,000 ($71.71)

Portage government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.17)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($5.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($10.91)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $94,000 ($36.63)
    All Other: $17,000 ($6.63)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Tax - Property: $169,000 ($65.86)
    Individual Income: $119,000 ($46.38)
    NEC: $40,000 ($15.59)

Portage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $157,000 ($61.18)

2.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.96%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, PA  0.44% ($32,854 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.26% ($33,651)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($34,620)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($366 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, PA  0.45% ($34,793 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.35% ($30,672)
to Blair County, PA  0.32% ($30,843)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDD (1580 AM; 1 kW; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: GREATER JOHNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WNTJ (1490 AM; 1 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • WUZI (105.7 FM; PORTAGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WGLU (99.1 FM; EBENSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMTZ (96.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPA (93.5 FM; BARNESBORO, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W41CF (Channel 41; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WATM-TV (Channel 23; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WTAJ-TV (Channel 10; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W57AH (Channel 57; BROCKPORT, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WKBS-TV (Channel 47; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Portage, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17

Portage fatal accident list:

Oct 23, 2000 09:43 PM, Sr-164, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 20, 1995 02:43 PM, 53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $3,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,445
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 26,584

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (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, PA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 609 Main Street (Lat: 40.388389 Lon: -78.672222), Overall height: 18.6 m, Call Sign: WME629
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz
    Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2003
    Registrant: Forever Broadcasting, LLC, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, Phone: (814) 941-9800, Fax: (814) 943-2754, Email:
  • Portage, 675 Munster Road (Lat: 40.409000 Lon: -78.676778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPTJ406
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2001, Expiration Date: 10/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2009, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FO, Woodland Rd 1 Mi Se Of Ctr Of Town (Lat: 40.383056 Lon: -78.658333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 128 m, Overall height: 129 m, Call Sign: WQKH633
    Assigned Frequencies: 17755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2009, Expiration Date: 05/21/2019, Certifier: Darol Lain
    Registrant: Last Mile Inc. Dba Sting Communications, 120 South 16th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, Phone: (717) 270-1979, Fax: (717) 270-4338, Email:
  • BLUE KNOB, 2082 Knob Road (Lat: 40.352472 Lon: -78.552833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQPG633
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2012, Expiration Date: 05/11/2022, Certifier: Mark Taylor
    Registrant: Compros, Inc., 400 Highland Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2380Z , Serial Number: 27-8054031, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Bls Leasing LLC, 132 Block Rd, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24673 , Serial Number: 18281745, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Bls Leasing LLC, 132 Block Rd, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 328JW , Serial Number: 0225, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): L & R Cirrus Inc, 4097 Portage St, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 352ME , Serial Number: 172S8587, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Galen F Decort, 922 Webster Ave, Portage, PA 15946, Other Owners: Mark A Serenko
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T206H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-AJ1A (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 522BS , Serial Number: T20608733, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Bls Leasing LLC, 132 Block Rd, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6433S , Serial Number: 15067233, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Dandrea, Po Box 119, Portage, PA 15946

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$71,6255$32,40020$64,20022$20,8641$35,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$281,0002$82,0001$10,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$100,0004$37,7509$72,0007$22,0001$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$83,5002$28,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$81,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0130.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$40,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$21,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0130.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Businesses in Portage, PA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
Rite Aid1
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