Portage, Utah

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Population in 2013: 246 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 111  (45.3%)
Females: 135  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84331.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,349 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Portage:

$49,349
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,287 (it was $13,257 in 2000)

Portage town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $129,649 (it was $86,000 in 2000)
Portage:

$129,649
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,031; Detached houses: $176,786; Mobile homes: $74,750
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  • White alone - 236 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.7%), Welsh (15.9%), United States (8.9%), German (7.3%), Danish (4.9%), Dutch (4.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4460 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

Portage,UT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $663 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $825 (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

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 June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+17.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (62%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20%)
  • Business operations specialists (12%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)

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

Average climate in Portage, Utah

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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 2012 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.24
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
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

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.60%
Here: 85.6%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents94.0%3.4%0.7%0.4%0.3%
Congregations87.1%2.0%2.0%1.0%1.0%
NameChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents0.3%0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Congregations1.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%3.0%
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: 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%
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 ($195.12)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($77.24)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($48.78)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($40.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($40.65)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $13,000 ($52.85)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($16.26)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($16.26)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $49,000 ($199.19)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($36.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($20.33)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($65.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($97.56)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.07)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $18,000 ($73.17)
    Property: $8,000 ($32.52)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($345.53)

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:

2 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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

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
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