Portage County, Ohio (OH)

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County population in 2012: 161,451 (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: 328 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Portage County: 97.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Portage County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 78,841  (46.0%)
Females: 82,578  (54.0%)
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Portage County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Portage County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,337 ($44,347 in 1999)

This county:

$52337
Ohio:

$48081

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $703 (lower quartile is $508, upper quartile is $886)
This county:

$703
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $142,100 (it was $118,300 in 2000)
Portage:

$142,100
Ohio:

$127,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,700 - $205,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $181,290
Here:

$181,290
State:

$161,442

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,057
Here:

$182,057
State:

$159,986

In 2-unit structures: $128,068
Here:

$128,068
State:

$104,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,566
Here:

$176,566
State:

$110,889

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,755
Here:

$110,755
State:

$159,965

Mobile homes: $45,126
Here:

$45,126
State:

$36,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,287
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $447

Institutionalized population: 897

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2007: 473 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2008: 278 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2009: 182 buildings, average cost: $169,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,239 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,721 (1.3%)

Portage County household income distribution in 2009 Portage County home values distribution Portage County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for other race residents, 43.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
Portage County:

18.1%
Ohio:

16.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents, 5.4% for other race residents, 40.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 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 ).

2005 air pollution in Portage County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.106 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.092 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 42 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Portage County: Maplecrest Golf Course (A), Paradise Lake Golf Course (B), Oak Knolls Golf Course (C), Shawnee Golf Course (D), Sugarbush Golf Course (E), Midway Drive-In (F), Beckwith Orchards (G), Pioneer Trail Orchard (H), Sebring Country Club (I), Portage Siding (J), Akron Y W C A Camp (K), Camp Goodaire (L), Camp Hi Boys Camp (M), Wintergreen Tree Farm (N), Nelson Christmas Tree Farm (O), Alger Dairy (P), East Boat Ramp (Q), West Boat Ramp (R), Guilitto Farm (S), Seidel Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Brimfield Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Portage County include: Wayland Community Church (A), Lady of Fatima Church (B), Pioneer Church (C), Queen of Peace Monastery (D), Saint Peters Church (E), The Country Church (F), Nelson United Methodist Church (G), Yale Church (H), Edinburg United Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Michaels Cemetery (1), Abbot Cemetery (2), Charlestown Township Cemetery (3), Eastlawn Cemetery (4), German Reformed Cemetery (5), Mottown Cemetery (6), Pioneer Trail Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pine Lake (A), Crystal Lake (B), Round-up Lake (C), Twin Lakes (D), Lake George (E), Sandy Lake (F), Lake Pippen (G), East Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Mahoning Creek (B), Harmon Brook (C), Cranberry Creek (D), Congress Lake Outlet (E), Bixon Creek (F), South Fork Eagle Creek (G), Potter Creek (H), Hinkley Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portage County include: Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park (1), Mantua Center Historic District (2), Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve (3), Towers Wood Park (4), Charles Tummonds State Nature Preserve (5), Lake Hodgson Park (6), Diamond Park (7), West Branch State Park (8), Mogadore Reservoir Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cuyahoga County , Geauga County , Mahoning County , Stark County , Summit County , Trumbull County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,050
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,043 (47% naturalized citizens)

Portage County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 882
  • 1990 to 1994: 387
  • 1985 to 1989: 259
  • 1980 to 1984: 246
  • 1975 to 1979: 193
  • 1970 to 1974: 140
  • 1970 to 1974: 163
  • 1965 to 1969: 773

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:


Housing units in Portage County with a mortgage: 22,785 (2,658 second mortgage, 4,469 home equity loan, 133 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,673

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Portage County

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

Tornado activity:

Portage County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 2643281.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 fatalities and 312 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/1985, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portage County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio 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 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 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.2 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 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from Portage County center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Portage County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Portage County (%):

  • German (23%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Hungarian (3%)

Portage County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 65,502 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 6,665 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 465 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 23 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 171 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,833 (4%)
  • Other means: 293 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,018 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $52,790.

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($79 average AGI)
Portage County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

4.90% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($37,143 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($10,303 average AGI)
Portage County:

1.43%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Summit County, OH  1.93% ($37,955 average AGI)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  1.02% ($39,180)
from Stark County, OH  0.31% ($28,726)
from Trumbull County, OH  0.30% ($27,374)
from Geauga County, OH  0.22% ($309,563)
from Mahoning County, OH  0.20% ($31,825)
from Lake County, OH  0.13% ($40,704)


6.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,191 average AGI)
Portage County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

4.92% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($25,031 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($13,261 average AGI)
Portage County:

1.94%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Summit County, OH  2.09% ($34,770 average AGI)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.87% ($35,676)
to Stark County, OH  0.35% ($31,593)
to Trumbull County, OH  0.35% ($26,756)
to Geauga County, OH  0.21% ($43,031)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.17% ($32,827)
to Franklin County, OH  0.16% ($33,442)

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 2013: 9.4

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 2013: 8.0

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 live births in Portage County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 19,379 (16,989 aged, 2,390 disabled)
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: 5434.080
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 76.25
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25694.61

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1054.420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 840.450
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.53

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: 153,505

Size of family households: 18,412 2-persons, 9,464 3-persons, 7,843 4-persons, 3,412 5-persons, 1,135 6-persons, 491 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,803 1-person, 4,329 2-persons, 801 3-persons, 323 4-persons, 137 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

25,895 married couples with children.
7,445 single-parent households (1,707 men, 5,738 women).

95.7% of residents of Portage County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $648,515,000 ($4190 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 655
  • 2000 to 2004: 9,340
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,248
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,520
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,637
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,710
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,199
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,259
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,159
Rooms in houses/apartments in Portage County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 104
  • 3 rooms: 358
  • 4 rooms: 2,722
  • 5 rooms: 7,605
  • 6 rooms: 9,792
  • 7 rooms: 8,597
  • 8 rooms: 5,928
  • 9+ rooms: 5,112
  • 1 room: 554
  • 2 rooms: 1,109
  • 3 rooms: 3,097
  • 4 rooms: 5,089
  • 5 rooms: 3,310
  • 6 rooms: 1,595
  • 7 rooms: 902
  • 8 rooms: 360
  • 9+ rooms: 208
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Portage County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 629
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,590
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,693
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,872
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,408
  • no bedroom: 682
  • 1 bedroom: 4,120
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,358
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,210
  • 4 bedrooms: 597
  • 5+ bedrooms: 257
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,050
  • 1 vehicle: 8,421
  • 2 vehicles: 19,247
  • 3 vehicles: 7,925
  • 4 vehicles: 2,422
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,160
  • no vehicle: 1,786
  • 1 vehicle: 7,719
  • 2 vehicles: 5,028
  • 3 vehicles: 1,130
  • 4 vehicles: 345
  • 5+ vehicles: 216

56% of Portage County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Ohio.

Portage County:

56.2%
State average:

58.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $124,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Portage County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Electricity (8.8%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (60.3%)
  • Electricity (29.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,437
Here:

8.5%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 600
Here:

7.4%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,548
Here:

10.5%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Portage County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,304,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $7,233,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $118,874,000
    Health - Other: $33,070,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,694,000
    Sewerage: $5,987,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $5,742,000
    Police Protection: $5,659,000
    Regular Highways: $5,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,257,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,075,000
    Financial Administration: $3,956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,137,000
    General - Other: $2,955,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,237,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,223,000
    Water Utilities: $1,783,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,175,000
    Housing and Community Development: $992,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $611,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,122,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $796,000
    General - Other: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $10,020,000
    Regular Highways: $3,163,000
    General - Other: $2,617,000
    Hospitals: $542,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $454,000
    Health - Other: $454,000
    Water Utilities: $203,000
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $122,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Central Staff Services: $44,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,318,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $331,000

Portage County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $130,238,000
    All Other: $22,160,000
    Sewerage: $8,774,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,130,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,063,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,974,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,560,000
    Rents: $728,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $429,000
    Special Assessments: $219,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,333,000
    Public Welfare: $12,936,000
    All Other: $6,427,000
    Highways: $6,086,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,123,000
    Housing and Community Development: $960,000
    Sewerage: $758,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,794,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,013,000
    Other License: $300,000

Portage County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,170,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,842,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,065,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,455,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,127,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,920,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $11,780,000
    Beginning: $4,725,000

Portage County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,155,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,485,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,407,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Portage County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Portage County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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