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Portage County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2019: 162,466 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 152,061 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,789
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,690
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 40,225
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,743 (it was 16,224 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 492 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 330 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Portage County: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Portage County, OH (2019)
    • 144,95995.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,5364.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,4202.9%Two or more races
    • 3,1622.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,0952.0%Asian alone
    • 2240.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 780.05%Some other race alone
    • 320.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years
Males: 79,845  (49.1%)
Females: 82,621  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Portage County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,679 ($44,347 in 1999)
This county:

$56,679
Ohio:

$58,642

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $744 (lower quartile is $577, upper quartile is $898)
This county:

$744
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,200 (it was $118,300 in 2000)
Portage:

$161,200
Ohio:

$157,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,400 - $234,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $210,287
Here:

$210,287
State:

$198,781

Townhouses or other attached units: $198,009
Here:

$198,009
State:

$188,193

In 2-unit structures: $140,681
Here:

$140,681
State:

$118,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $274,726
Here:

$274,726
State:

$156,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,343
Here:

$92,343
State:

$143,144

Mobile homes: $31,323
Here:

$31,323
State:

$56,406

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,301
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $495

Institutionalized population: 897

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 534
  • Thefts: 1028
  • Auto thefts: 125
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Health of residents in Portage County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
68.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
51.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 607 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 1998: 715 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1999: 780 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2000: 725 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2001: 714 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2002: 559 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2003: 801 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2004: 652 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2005: 625 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2006: 517 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2007: 473 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2008: 278 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2009: 182 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2010: 175 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2011: 161 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2012: 174 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2013: 231 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2014: 213 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2015: 231 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2016: 269 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2017: 278 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2018: 364 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2019: 361 buildings, average cost: $228,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Portage, OH residents
Average permit cost in Portage, OH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,395 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,063 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Portage, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Portage, OH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Portage, OH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.5%
Portage County:

12.5%
Ohio:

13.1%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.3% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.1 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.0 years old, Black residents: 23.4 years old, American Indian residents: 24.4 years old, Asian residents: 22.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.6 years old, Other race residents: 77.1 years old)

Area name: Akron, OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Portage County is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $890 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kent, Aurora, Streetsboro, Ravenna, Brimfield, Windham, Garrettsville, Hiram, Mantua, Atwater.

Portage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
44201Atwater103.60.21.911.311.3671.31.950.502.95
44202Aurora18817.402.231.522.32104.221.500.803.00
44211Brady Lake12.12.12.12.1  2.101.352.68
44231Garrettsville2914.10.42.891.982.8498.261.600.904.35
44234Hiram203.90.51.551.380.7951.171.550.901.70
44240Kent24639.80.13.371.914.14123.052.000.904.00
44241Streetsboro4113.40.13.672.183.5396.142.101.035.23
44242Kent20.200.10.450.14141.420.100.500.10
44243Kent22.70.91.81.561.2770.711.800.951.80
44255Mantua3616.80.23.281.913.64111.151.601.103.70
44260Mogadore10835.40.14.392.75.11116.352.601.505.10
44265Randolph521.80.18.62.969.64112.153.000.6312.68
44266Ravenna9725.603.231.644.48138.811.500.803.15
44272Rootstown148.10.12.991.752.6889.771.950.904.75
44288Windham52.70.71.721.490.9153.032.100.732.25
44411Deerfield47.10.62.621.693.01114.721.400.601.60
44412Diamond1050.71.91.51.578.691.300.802.00

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Bureau County, Illinois , Davis County, Utah , Crawford County, Pennsylvania , Tooele County, Utah , Des Moines County, Iowa , Henderson County, Illinois , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Ohio:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Portage, OH
County total employment by year in Portage, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Portage, OH

Current college students: 17,050
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,243 (38.9% naturalized citizens)

Portage County:

3.2%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,9482010 or later
  • 8542000 to 2009
  • 7561990 to 1999
  • 5051980 to 1989
  • 3331970 to 1979
  • 936Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.4%

Portage County marital status for males Portage County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 44,834
  • One, attached: 3,904
  • Two: 2,203
  • 3 or 4: 2,032
  • 5 to 9: 4,640
  • 10 to 19: 3,829
  • 20 to 49: 466
  • 50 or more: 2,599
  • Mobile homes: 5,246

Housing units in Portage County with a mortgage: 25,068 (451 second mortgage, 3,477 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,331

Here:

61.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Portage County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,90510
Mainline Protestant11,75737
Evangelical Protestant10,58972
Other1,4738
Black Protestant7137
Orthodox2222
None116,760-
Portage County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Portage County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Portage County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Portage County:

9.5%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Portage County:

28.7%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Portage County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,670
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $288.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,486
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,839
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.55%
Corn for grain: 14689 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4640 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16898 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,052 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 219 acres

Earthquake activity:

Portage County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 51% 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 49.7 miles away from Portage County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from the county 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 250.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from Portage County center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3187: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3187, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Ohio Tornadoes, Flooding, Severe Storms, and High Winds, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1484: August 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 1484, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: May 31, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-738: June 03, 1985, FEMA Id: 738, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

The number of natural disasters in Portage County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Portage

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,364 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 4,470 (7.2%)
  • Bus: 411 (0.7%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 324 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 2,004 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,834 (7.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Saudi Arabia (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • India (10%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Taiwan (4%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Portage County


  • German (16%)
  • American (11%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Portage County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 6,213 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 741 people in nursing homes
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 157 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 125 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Portage County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 6,792 people in college/university student housing
  • 696 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 179 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,594.

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Ohio average:

5.23%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Portage County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.03%

5.23% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($38,470 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($12,579 average AGI)
Portage County:

1.35%
Ohio average:

1.73%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Summit County, OH  2.18% ($48,490 average AGI)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.99% ($53,634)
from Stark County, OH  0.49% ($46,873)
from Trumbull County, OH  0.29% ($37,078)
from Geauga County, OH  0.27% ($64,223)
from Mahoning County, OH  0.20% ($48,752)
from Lake County, OH  0.13% ($52,747)


7.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
Ohio average:

5.51%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Portage County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.04%

5.51% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($32,859 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($29,928 average AGI)
Portage County:

2.00%
Ohio average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Summit County, OH  2.49% ($46,967 average AGI)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.90% ($43,921)
to Stark County, OH  0.41% ($39,280)
to Trumbull County, OH  0.33% ($33,641)
to Geauga County, OH  0.25% ($70,628)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.18% ($44,722)
to Franklin County, OH  0.18% ($36,134)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.1

Births per 1000 population in Portage County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Portage County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Portage County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Portage County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Portage County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Portage County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Portage County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Portage County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Portage County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,634 (18,676 aged, 2,958 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,379 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Portage County, Ohio in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,445)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,947)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,216)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,141)
  • Unspecified dementia (911)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (723)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (643)
  • Congestive heart failure (602)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (454)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (449)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,434
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 76
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,695

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,054
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.7
  • Suffocation - 21.3
  • Other - 22.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 162,466
  • Male householders: 31,261 (7,827 living alone), Female householders: 29,757 (8,819 living alone)
  • 28,857 spouses (28,774 opposite-sex spouses), 4,176 unmarried partners, (3,918 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 42,573 children (38,058 natural, 2,275 adopted, 2,240 stepchildren), 4,953 grandchildren, 2,415 brothers or sisters, 1,892 parents, 250 foster children, 1,241 other relatives, 7,325 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 7,766

Size of family households: 18,940 2-persons, 9,358 3-persons, 5,984 4-persons, 2,425 5-persons, 1,430 6-persons, 1,286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,646 1-person, 4,334 2-persons, 221 3-persons, 205 4-persons, 189 7-or-more-persons.

17,464 married couples with children.
8,189 single-parent households (2,774 men, 5,415 women).

94.6% of residents of Portage speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $648,515,000 ($4,190 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,324,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $281,305,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $162,740,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,254,000
Federal grants: $122,821,000
Federal procurement contracts: $59,492,000 ($14,230,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,902,000 ($1,485,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $311,595,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $50,191,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,285,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,622
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,000
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +702
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +410
Here +3 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Portage County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.09 millions of gallons per day (81% from ground, 19% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Portage County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Portage County, Ohio
  • 3,1232014 or later
  • 1,8992010 to 2013
  • 8,3302000 to 2009
  • 9,8091990 to 1999
  • 6,0191980 to 1989
  • 10,9641970 to 1979
  • 9,5501960 to 1969
  • 9,6861950 to 1959
  • 2,7571940 to 1949
  • 7,6161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Portage County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portage County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portage County, Ohio
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 2,5034 rooms
  • 8,5945 rooms
  • 9,7956 rooms
  • 6,0177 rooms
  • 6,2668 rooms
  • 8,1139+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage County, Ohio
  • 9981 room
  • 4452 rooms
  • 3,9453 rooms
  • 5,3494 rooms
  • 4,6595 rooms
  • 1,6496 rooms
  • 1,2277 rooms
  • 5168 rooms
  • 8319+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Portage County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Portage County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Portage County, Ohio
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4281 bedroom
  • 6,5992 bedrooms
  • 23,4513 bedrooms
  • 9,2294 bedrooms
  • 1,6925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage County, Ohio
  • 998no bedroom
  • 4,5421 bedroom
  • 8,0042 bedrooms
  • 4,6763 bedrooms
  • 9944 bedrooms
  • 4055+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 976no vehicle
  • 10,9551 vehicle
  • 17,2342 vehicles
  • 7,6403 vehicles
  • 3,0194 vehicles
  • 1,5755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,558no vehicle
  • 8,7661 vehicle
  • 5,7622 vehicles
  • 4553 vehicles
  • 5304 vehicles
  • 5485+ vehicles

84.7% of Portage County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Ohio.

Portage County:

84.7%
State average:

85.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 127,000
  • Other state: 28,877
  • Northeast: 11,240
  • Midwest: 4,344
  • South: 10,952
  • West: 2,341
Year householders moved into unit in Portage County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Portage County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.1%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 7.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.9%Utility gas
  • 40.9%Electricity
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,401
Here:

11.3%
Ohio:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 208
Here:

2.9%
Ohio:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,623
Here:

9.3%
Ohio:

23.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Portage County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,765,000
  • Charges - Other: $24,656,000
    Sewerage: $13,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,655,000
    Regular Highways: $335,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,545,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $34,892,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,890,000
    Police Protection: $16,199,000
    Sewerage: $7,834,000
    Regular Highways: $6,968,000
    Financial Administration: $5,144,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,486,000
    General - Other: $3,933,000
    Water Utilities: $3,668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,633,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,553,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,937,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,372,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $839,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,700,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,349,000
    General Revenue - Other: $883,000
    Rents: $683,000
    Special Assessments: $483,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,808,000
    Sewerage: $1,244,000
    Regular Highways: $660,000
    Police Protection: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $238,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,908,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,892,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,603,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,871,000
    Highways: $9,230,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,045,000
    Other: $4,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,490,000
    Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,165,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,366,000
    Other License: $831,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,549,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $63,000

Portage County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,765,000
  • Charges - Other: $24,656,000
    Sewerage: $13,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,655,000
    Regular Highways: $335,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,545,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $34,892,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,890,000
    Police Protection: $16,199,000
    Sewerage: $7,834,000
    Regular Highways: $6,968,000
    Financial Administration: $5,144,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,486,000
    General - Other: $3,933,000
    Water Utilities: $3,668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,633,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,553,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,937,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,372,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $839,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,700,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,349,000
    General Revenue - Other: $883,000
    Rents: $683,000
    Special Assessments: $483,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,808,000
    Sewerage: $1,244,000
    Regular Highways: $660,000
    Police Protection: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $238,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,908,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,892,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,603,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,871,000
    Highways: $9,230,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,045,000
    Other: $4,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,490,000
    Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,165,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,366,000
    Other License: $831,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,549,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $63,000

Portage County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,765,000
  • Charges - Other: $24,656,000
    Sewerage: $13,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,655,000
    Regular Highways: $335,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,545,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $34,892,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,890,000
    Police Protection: $16,199,000
    Sewerage: $7,834,000
    Regular Highways: $6,968,000
    Financial Administration: $5,144,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,486,000
    General - Other: $3,933,000
    Water Utilities: $3,668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,633,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,553,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,937,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,372,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $839,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,700,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,349,000
    General Revenue - Other: $883,000
    Rents: $683,000
    Special Assessments: $483,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,808,000
    Sewerage: $1,244,000
    Regular Highways: $660,000
    Police Protection: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $238,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,908,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,892,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,603,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,871,000
    Highways: $9,230,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,045,000
    Other: $4,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,490,000
    Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,165,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,366,000
    Other License: $831,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,549,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $63,000

Portage County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,765,000
  • Charges - Other: $24,656,000
    Sewerage: $13,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,655,000
    Regular Highways: $335,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,545,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $34,892,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,810,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,890,000
    Police Protection: $16,199,000
    Sewerage: $7,834,000
    Regular Highways: $6,968,000
    Financial Administration: $5,144,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,486,000
    General - Other: $3,933,000
    Water Utilities: $3,668,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,633,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,553,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,937,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,372,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $839,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,400,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,700,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,400,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,349,000
    General Revenue - Other: $883,000
    Rents: $683,000
    Special Assessments: $483,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,808,000
    Sewerage: $1,244,000
    Regular Highways: $660,000
    Police Protection: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $238,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,908,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,892,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $14,603,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,871,000
    Highways: $9,230,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,045,000
    Other: $4,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,490,000
    Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,165,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,366,000
    Other License: $831,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,549,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $63,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,006
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,905
  • Number of recipients under 18: 382
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,390
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 234
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 643
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 954
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED627$127,925511$147,9572,665$154,908126$43,3176$548,333105$112,85765$71,092
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$104,28639$129,744224$138,92924$34,2080$05$62,20014$70,429
APPLICATIONS DENIED85$122,02499$122,5761,209$154,393165$30,3820$053$137,92565$67,923
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$110,96464$204,125546$154,15830$27,5671$101,00018$114,05610$110,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$127,91711$85,455182$156,0939$80,3330$05$61,6005$38,600
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED74$148,87864$181,4840$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$160,22227$170,0741$93,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$136,06324$203,8750$01$83,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$134,6009$201,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$123,0003$183,3330$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, OH - Value
Most common first names in Portage County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John75974.5 years
Mary75379.5 years
William60773.3 years
Robert57170.5 years
James52470.5 years
Charles41173.5 years
George39475.2 years
Helen37280.2 years
Joseph36474.8 years
Frank30976.6 years
Most common last names in Portage County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22474.8 years
Miller20075.1 years
Brown13975.2 years
Jones13874.6 years
Johnson11371.9 years
Davis11172.1 years
Williams9574.7 years
Moore9573.7 years
Wilson9374.0 years
Thomas8976.2 years
Businesses in Portage County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC1
AMF Bowling1Kincaid1
AT&T4Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts3Kohl's2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's4Long John Silver's1
AutoZone3Lowe's2
Banana Republic1Marriott2
Baskin-Robbins1Marshalls1
Brooks Brothers1MasterBrand Cabinets15
Buffalo Wild Wings3Maurices1
Burger King4Mazda1
CVS4McDonald's12
Chevrolet2Microtel1
Chico's1Nike5
Chipotle2Nissan1
Circle K16Pac Sun1
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn2Payless1
Curves3Penske1
Dairy Queen4PetSmart1
Days Inn2Pizza Hut5
Decora Cabinetry6Quiznos3
Dennys1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza4Rite Aid1
DressBarn2Ruby Tuesday2
Dressbarn2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts2SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge2Skechers USA1
Eddie Bauer1Staples1
Famous Footwear2Starbucks6
Fashion Bug2Steak 'n Shake2
FedEx13Subway8
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile7
GNC6Taco Bell3
GameStop4Target2
Gap1The Room Place1
Goodwill2Toyota1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&R Block4True Value2
Hilton2U-Haul5
Holiday Inn2UPS11
Home Depot2Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Walgreens4
Jones New York2Walmart4
Journeys1Wendy's6
Justice1Wingate1

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"