Portage, Utah

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Population in 2014: 252 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 118  (47.1%)
Females: 134  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Utah median age:  30.2 years

Zip codes: 84331.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,288 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Portage:

$52,288
UT:

$59,770

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,558 (it was $13,257 in 2000)

Portage town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $136,595 (it was $86,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$136,595
UT:

$211,400
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  • Races in Portage, UT (2010)

    Portage races chart
    • 23696.3%White alone
    • 72.9%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Portage: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.6%), Welsh (14.3%), German (12.2%), United States (7.1%), Danish (5.0%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4460 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Portage,UT real estate house value index trend

Portage, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage town:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Utah:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $718 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $766 (0.6%)

Portage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (53.8 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (403.6 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (584.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Plymouth, UT (2.9 miles ), Clarkston, UT (3.3 miles ), Riverside, UT (3.6 miles ), Fielding, UT (3.6 miles ), Weston, ID (3.8 miles ), Malad City, ID (3.9 miles ), Cornish, UT (3.9 miles ), Newton, UT (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $26,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $23,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $318,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 112.24 W

Area code: 435

Portage household income distribution Portage home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Utah:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+17.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Portage, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Portage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Utah state average. It is 278% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 165.3 miles away from Portage center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 291.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 12.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Portage center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 390.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Box Elder County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Landslides: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Portage:

  • ONEIDA COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MALAD CITY, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • Utah State University (about 28 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 57 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Idaho State University (about 63 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 86 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • University of Utah (about 87 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 89 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Western Governors University (about 92 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

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

Box Elder 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 2013 was 81.6. This is about average.

City:

81.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 37.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.3%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.2%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Utah average:

10.5

Portage travel time to work - commute Portage mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Portage town (based on Box Elder County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other41,921105
Catholic2,0082
Evangelical Protestant80710
Mainline Protestant3893
None4,850-
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: 4
Box Elder County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Box Elder County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Box Elder County:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Box Elder County:

27.6%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.1%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Portage:

28.6
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Portage:

16.3%
Utah:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portage:

8.3%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portage:

6.9
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portage:

36.3%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Portage:

53.6%
Utah:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Portage:

80.2%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portage, UT Residents
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$153
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$629
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$114
Water Supply 0$0 1$306
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,202

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $48,000 ($190.48)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($75.40)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($47.62)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($39.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($39.68)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $13,000 ($51.59)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($15.87)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($15.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $49,000 ($194.44)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($35.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($19.84)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($11.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($63.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($95.24)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.97)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $18,000 ($71.43)
    Property: $8,000 ($31.75)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($337.30)

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Utah average:

6.32%

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 Weber County, UT  1.43% ($38,071 average AGI)
from Cache County, UT  0.99% ($32,739)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.53% ($28,202)


7.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Utah average:

6.46%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Weber County, UT  1.63% ($32,652 average AGI)
to Cache County, UT  1.02% ($28,520)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.66% ($31,384)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLGN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXOL (1660 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KANN (1120 AM; 10 kW; ROY, UT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLO (1430 AM; 10 kW; OGDEN, UT; Owner: KLO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KACH (1340 AM; 1 kW; PRESTON, ID; Owner: ALAN J. WHITE, NELADA G. WHITE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • KRAR (106.9 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJQN (100.7 FM; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • K220HI (91.9 FM; CLARKSTON, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSU-FM (91.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI. & APP. SCI)
  • KBNZ (104.9 FM; TREMONTON, UT; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - UTAH, LLC)
  • KVFX (94.5 FM; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KLZX (95.9 FM; WESTON, ID; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO INC)
  • KYFO-FM (95.5 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUDD (107.9 FM; ROY, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KCPX (105.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KUTH (Channel 12; LOGAN, UT; Owner: LOGAN 12, INC.)
  • K54AS (Channel 54; MALAD CITY, ID; Owner: ONEIDA CNTY TRANS. DISTRICT)
  • K56BM (Channel 56; MALAD CITY, ID; Owner: ONEIDA COUNTY TRANSLATOR DISTRICT)

Portage fatal accident list:

May 4, 2005 09:20 PM, I-15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1997 01:05 PM, I15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portage)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SL03UB119, 8925 W. 26200 N (Portage #42026) (Lat: 41.982722 Lon: -112.241306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQWD570
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC7RJX, Grant Date: 07/09/1996, Expiration Date: 06/05/2006, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2008, Registrant: William E Hawkes, 25885 N 9100 W, Portage, UT 84331
  • Call Sign: KC7SWA, Licensee ID: L01163980, Grant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 10/02/2016, Certifier: Pamela M Pickard, Registrant: Pamela M Pickard, 8770 W 25800 N, Portage, UT 84331-8903
  • Call Sign: KC7WGA, Licensee ID: L00124710, Grant Date: 03/03/2007, Expiration Date: 05/01/2017, Registrant: Robert R Weyland, 9080w 27100n, Portage, UT 84331
  • Call Sign: KG6LRA, Licensee ID: L00529880, Grant Date: 08/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/25/2022, Certifier: Michael J Gevas, Registrant: Michael J Gevas, 9085w 27100n, Portage, UT 84331
  • Call Sign: KI7CFT, Licensee ID: L02009509, Grant Date: 03/10/2016, Expiration Date: 03/10/2026, Certifier: Robert B Barrow, Registrant: Robert B Barrow, 26585 N 8800 W, Portage, UT 84331

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 700AW , Serial Number: 4032-C, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Tailwheel LLC, 8760 W 25800 N, Portage, UT 84331

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

PORTAGE TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (3 times from FEB-15-2006 to MAY-02-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-31-1996 to MAY-02-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-31-1996 to MAY-02-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (2 times from JUL-09-1996 to JUL-10-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1996), Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 57 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Portage, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Ellis266.5 years
John270.0 years
Hazel283.5 years
William280.0 years
Ora284.0 years
Most common last names in Portage, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gibbs883.8 years
John682.0 years
Allen469.8 years
Hoskins484.4 years
Hall385.3 years
Harris372.3 years
Hawks382.0 years
Knudsen384.1 years
Clark258.5 years
Howell271.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (8%)

Portage compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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