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53901 Zip Code (Portage, WI) Detailed Profile




Cities: Portage, WI (6.34%), Lake Wisconsin, WI (0.32%)
Counties: Columbia County, WI (99.34%), Marquette County, WI (0.66%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 14,911
Zip code population in 2010: 14,445
Zip code population in 2000: 13,734

Houses and condos: 6,792
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,158
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 53901: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 142.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 105 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 53901
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.7% ($2,811)
Wisconsin:

1.7% ($3,320)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,800 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,844 (1.6%)

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Males: 7,727  (51.8%)
Females: 7,184  (48.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 53901:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 53901:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Zip code 53901 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 53901 (2019)
    • 13,11990.8%White
    • 5133.6%Black
    • 4643.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1631.1%Two or more races
    • 960.7%American Indian
    • 870.6%Asian
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 10.01%Some other race
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Urban population: 10,425
Rural population: 4,485

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $169,622
53901:

$169,622
Wisconsin:

$197,200



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in 53901 zip code as of May 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 53901 is 259 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 53901, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,612 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,612
State:

$57,939

Salary/wage: $40,079 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$40,079
State:

$48,248
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.9% for AGIs below $25k, 78.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 40.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,380 (reported on 37.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,380
Wisconsin:

$1,224
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,155 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,155
State:

$5,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,774 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,774
State:

+$11,137
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,568 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,568
State:

+$11,943
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,042 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
53901:

$11,042
Wisconsin:

$14,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $18,800 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
53901:

$18,800
Wisconsin:

$17,048

Total itemized deductions: $19,295 (23% of AGI, reported on 31.3% of returns)
Here:

$19,295
State:

$22,257

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.6% for AGIs below $25k, 10.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,943 (reported on 23.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,943
State:

$3,370
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,126 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
53901:

$8,126
State:

$10,731
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,017 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,017
State:

$2,094
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.0%
Here:

59%
State:

54%
(% for various income ranges: 53.1% for AGIs below $25k, 60.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 88.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 53901, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,758 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,758
State:

$47,735

Salary/wage: $35,494 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$35,494
State:

$41,540
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 132.8% for AGIs below $10k, 75.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,358 (reported on 46.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,358
Wisconsin:

$1,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,908 (reported on 25.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,908
State:

$2,869
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,248 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,248
State:

+$9,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,312 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$12,312
State:

+$10,417
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,873 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
53901:

$2,873
Wisconsin:

$2,900
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $20,535 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

$20,535
Wisconsin:

$11,934

Total itemized deductions: $16,654 (23% of AGI, reported on 35.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,654
State:

$18,160

Here:

23.2% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.3% for AGIs below $10k, 10.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,132 (3% of AGI, reported on 29.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,132
State:

$2,711

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

3.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,371 (reported on 76.6% of returns)
53901:

$5,371
State:

$7,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,497 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,497
State:

$1,544

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.4%
Here:

59%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 47.8% for AGIs below $10k, 60.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$54,888
Wisconsin:

$64,168
Portage, WI (53901) map Nearest zip codes: 53930, 53920, 53955, 53954, 53969, 53953.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.8%
Wisconsin:

44.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

62.3%
Wisconsin:

47.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 805
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,440


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 144 (95 now married, 49 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,825 (1,345 now married, 1,473 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 53901 with a mortgage: 2,683 (117 second mortgage, 376 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,412

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,293
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $519

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.3%
Whole state:

10.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 53901: Portage Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Zona Gale Breese Memorial Library (B), Zona Gable Center for the Arts (C), Portage Municipal Building (D), John Roche Building (E), Divine Savior Nursing Home (F), Columbia County Jail (G), Columbia County Courthouse (H), Portage Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Northridge Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 53901 include: Caledonia Church (A), Bethlehem English Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Bible Baptist Church (C), Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Portage Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (G), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (H), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Cummings Cemetery (1), Henion Cemetery (2), Silver Lake Cemetery (3), Bach Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5), Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery (6), Shanks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Silver Lake (B), Pickerel Lake (C), Dates Millpond (D), Long Lake (E), Little Lake (F), Long Lake (G), Lost Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Slough (A), Leech Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), French Creek (D), Neenah Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 53901 include: Baraboo River Floodplain Forest State Natural Area (1), Lost Lake State Natural Area (2), Pine Island State Wildlife Area (3), Blue Star Park (4), Collipp-Worden Park (5), Goodyear Park (6), Governor Bend County Park (7), Hamilton Street Park (8), Lincoln Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Beach: Silver Lake Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1822014 or later
  • 992010 to 2013
  • 7972000 to 2009
  • 8001990 to 1999
  • 7961980 to 1989
  • 1,0471970 to 1979
  • 5431960 to 1969
  • 4171950 to 1959
  • 2231940 to 1949
  • 1,8271939 or earlier

Zip code 53901 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portage, WI (53901)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portage, WI (53901)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1831 bedroom
  • 1,0812 bedrooms
  • 1,9233 bedrooms
  • 6724 bedrooms
  • 2285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage, WI (53901)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portage, WI (53901)
  • 241no bedroom
  • 5861 bedroom
  • 9692 bedrooms
  • 1423 bedrooms
  • 1844 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage, WI (53901) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portage, WI (53901) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 154no vehicle
  • 1,0001 vehicle
  • 1,6592 vehicles
  • 7643 vehicles
  • 3344 vehicles
  • 2005+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Portage, WI (53901) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Portage, WI (53901) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 458no vehicle
  • 1,0081 vehicle
  • 4082 vehicles
  • 2063 vehicles
  • 504 vehicles
  • 355+ vehicles

  • Zip code 53901 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 53901 household income distribution in 2019
  • 414Less than $10,000
  • 237$10,000 to $14,999
  • 303$15,000 to $19,999
  • 308$20,000 to $24,999
  • 272$25,000 to $29,999
  • 317$30,000 to $34,999
  • 402$35,000 to $39,999
  • 277$40,000 to $44,999
  • 289$45,000 to $49,999
  • 397$50,000 to $59,999
  • 578$60,000 to $74,999
  • 985$75,000 to $99,999
  • 522$100,000 to $124,999
  • 416$125,000 to $149,999
  • 254$150,000 to $199,999
  • 217$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 53901

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 53901
  • 63Less than $10,000
  • 62$10,000 to $14,999
  • 35$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 34$25,000 to $29,999
  • 29$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 45$50,000 to $59,999
  • 37$60,000 to $69,999
  • 160$70,000 to $79,999
  • 57$80,000 to $89,999
  • 273$90,000 to $99,999
  • 507$100,000 to $124,999
  • 364$125,000 to $149,999
  • 433$150,000 to $174,999
  • 244$175,000 to $199,999
  • 476$200,000 to $249,999
  • 414$250,000 to $299,999
  • 222$300,000 to $399,999
  • 163$400,000 to $499,999
  • 108$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5$750,000 to $999,999
  • 80$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 8$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 15$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 53901

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 53901
  • 83Less than $100
  • 6$150 to $199
  • 94$200 to $249
  • 58$250 to $299
  • 38$300 to $349
  • 61$400 to $449
  • 133$450 to $499
  • 173$500 to $549
  • 84$550 to $599
  • 152$600 to $649
  • 163$650 to $699
  • 103$700 to $749
  • 51$750 to $799
  • 291$800 to $899
  • 212$900 to $999
  • 206$1,000 to $1,249
  • 14$1,250 to $1,499
  • 21$1,500 to $1,999
  • 21$2,000 to $2,499
  • 18$2,500 to $2,999
  • 74No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $805.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $164,783.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $166,198
  • Black or African American householders: $145,487
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $152,334
  • Asian householders: $231,753
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $162,603
  • Some other race householders: $192,557
  • Two or more races householders: $118,444
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $148,397

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,622
53901:

$169,622
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,363 - $255,564
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 53901

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,374
  • One, attached: 292
  • Two: 302
  • 3 or 4: 282
  • 5 to 9: 319
  • 10 to 19: 323
  • 20 to 49: 239
  • 50 or more: 372
  • Mobile homes: 284

Unemployment: 3.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 53901

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 53901
  • 81.4%5,929Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%773Carpooled
  • 0.0%2Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.8%56Taxi
  • 0.2%15Motorcycle
  • 0.2%17Bicycle
  • 2.7%195Walked
  • 0.4%32Other means
  • 3.4%249Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 53901

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 53901
  • 362Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,3405 to 9 minutes
  • 1,07210 to 14 minutes
  • 75115 to 19 minutes
  • 67120 to 24 minutes
  • 39025 to 29 minutes
  • 49830 to 34 minutes
  • 36435 to 39 minutes
  • 39740 to 44 minutes
  • 65545 to 59 minutes
  • 32560 to 89 minutes
  • 18590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 61.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,911
  • Male householders: 3,258 (827 living alone), Female householders: 3,001 (1,306 living alone)
  • 2,839 spouses (2,836 opposite-sex spouses), 552 unmarried partners, (542 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,497 children (3,174 natural, 29 adopted, 295 stepchildren), 223 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 79 parents, 0 foster children, 58 other relatives, 321 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,050 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,812 2-persons, 737 3-persons, 734 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,134 1-person, 386 2-persons, 3 4-persons

1,709 married couples with children.
863 single-parent households (296 men, 567 women).

94.8% of residents of 53901 zip code speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 25% well, 6% not well, 3% not at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 13% well, 8% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% very well, 26% well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 378 (2.5%)
(50.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 31%Honduras
  • 10%Malaysia
  • 8%Hungary
  • 8%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 6%Belize
  • 5%Lithuania
  • 5%Guatemala
Most common first ancestries reported in 53901
  • 34%German
  • 7%American
  • 6%Norwegian
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%Polish
  • 2%English
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 452010 or later
  • 1622000 to 2009
  • 671990 to 1999
  • 159Before 1990

Zip code 53901 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ALLIANT ENERGY - COLUMBIA ENERGY CTR (W8375 MURRAY RD in PORTAGE, WI)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    AIR PROGRAM (Clean Air Markets Division Business System)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1987-0496, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - TRIS-53901CLMBNW8385, TRI REPORTER, PCS-WI0002780, WASTEWATER FACILITY, NEI-WI111003090, AIR PROGRAM, RCRAINFO-WID076143296, SQG, SDWIS-WI1110214, DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.
    Organizations: WISCONSIN POWER & LIGHT COMPANY AND (CONTACT/OWNER) , WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER) , MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER) , WISCONSIN POWER & LIGHT COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER) , WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION (OWNER/OPERATOR) , MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY (OWNER/OPERATOR) , WISCONSIN POWER & LIGHT COMPANY (OWNER/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ALLIANT COLUMBIA ENERGY CENTER, ALLIANT ENERGY (WPL/COLUMBIA), COLUMBIA ENERGY CENTER, COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION, WI POWER AND LIGHT COLUMBIA PL, WIS PWR & LIGHT COLUMBIA GEN STATION
  • CARDINAL FG (1650 MOHR ROAD in PORTAGE, WI)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    AIR MAJOR ("Best Available" air pollution technologies tracking)
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - NEI-WI111071180, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: FLAT GLASS
    Organizations: CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES INC, PATRICK WATSON (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CARDINAL FD, CARDINAL FLAT GLASS
  • APPLETON PAPERS, INC. (2500 W WISCONSIN ST in PORTAGE, WI)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - TRIS-53901CPSLR2500W, TRI REPORTER, NEI-WI111008260, AIR PROGRAM, RCRAINFO-WID096345483, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PREPARATIONS; CARBON PAPER AND INKED RIBBONS
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND PREPARATION MANUFACTURING.; ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND PREPARATION MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: APPLETON PAPERS INC
    Alternative names: APPLETON PAPERS INC. CAPSULE PLANT
  • ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS INC-PORTAGE (301 BROOKS ST PO BOX 240 in PORTAGE, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - TRIS-53901SSCTD301BR, TRI REPORTER, RCRAINFO-WID063509889, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: NATURAL, PROCESSED, AND IMITATION CHEESE; FOOD PREPARATIONS; DAIRY PRODUCTS, EXCEPT DRIED OR CANNED
    Organizations: AMPI, AMPI INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMPI MILK PLANT, ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS INC.
  • ALLIANT ENERGY WP&L (911 JEFFERSON ST in PORTAGE, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - RCRAINFO-WID988581039, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC AND OTHER SERVICES COMBINED
    Organizations: WI POWER& LIGHT CO, WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: WISCONSIN POWER AND LIGHT CO
  • AMPI-PORTAGE DIV (801 BROOKS STREET in PORTAGE, WI)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - NEI-WI111014420, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: NATURAL, PROCESSED, AND IMITATION CHEESE
    Organizations: ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS INC, NORTH CENTRAL
  • CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY PORTAGE YARD (400 W ONEIDA ST in PORTAGE, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    STATE MASTER (Wisconsin database) - RCRAINFO-WIR000023663, CESQG
    Business SIC classification: RAILROADS, LINE-HAUL OPERATING
    Organizations: SOO LINE RAILROAD PORTAGE YARD, SOO LINE RAILROAD CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: SOO LINE RAILROAD PORTAGE YARD
  • AT AND T LONG LINES PORTAGE (BEICH RD 14.9M SW OF PORTAGE in PORTAGE, WI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • BIBLE BAPTIST ACADEMY SELECTION (101 HIAWATHA AVE in PORTAGE, WI)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
  • CESA 5 (626 E SLIFER ST in PORTAGE, WI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
  • CLARK OIL STATION 1181 (424 W WISCONSIN ST in PORTAGE, WI)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: CLARK OIL AND REFINING CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CITY OF PORTAGE LANDFILL & TS (CURRY RD. in PORTAGE, WI)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Business NAICS classification: SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.

Zip code 53901 marital status for males
Zip code 53901 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.8%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 11,280. Population change in the 1990s: +2,454 (+21.8%).

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

  • This state: 11,092
  • Northeast: 277
  • Midwest: 2,004
  • South: 512
  • West: 528

55% of the 53901 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

87% of the 53901 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Portage, WI (53901)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 211
Here:

18.0%
Wisconsin:

14.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

3.0%
Wisconsin:

9.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

11.2%
Wisconsin:

17.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 75,727Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 62,512Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 62,268Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 58,939Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 58,727Business and financial operations occupations
  • 56,751Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • RHYME BUSINESS PRODUCTS LLC (N6832 HWY 51 SOUTH in PORTAGE, WI; small business) : $64,500 in 10 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    Contracts for Office Information System Equipment, Miscellaneous Items, Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Office Machines, Text Processing Systems and Visible Record Equipment, Office Supplies by Army, Geological Survey, Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $33,044; 2005: $31,456; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $8,559 with Army for Office Information System Equipment. Signed on 2004-04-15. Completion date: 2007-04-30.
    $8,524 with Geological Survey for Miscellaneous Items. Signed on 2005-09-23. Completion date: 2005-09-23.
    $8,478 with Army for Office Information System Equipment. Signed on 2005-02-28. Completion date: 2008-03-31.
    $7,650 with Army for Lease or Rental of Equipment -- Office Machines, Text Processing Systems and Visible Record Equipment. Signed on 2005-11-01. Completion date: 2008-10-31.
  • MAID SPOTLESS, INC (1050 THOMPSON ST in PORTAGE, WI; small business) : $10,764 in 3 contracts in 2001
    $5,460 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2001-11-02. Completion date: 2002-09-30.
    $5,304, same as above. Signed on 2001-01-05. Completion date: 2001-09-30.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2001-01-05. Completion date: 2001-09-30.
  • COMFORT SUITES PORTAGE (N 5780 KINNEY RD in PORTAGE, WI; small business)
    $3,100 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2006-06-12. Completion date: 2006-06-18.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (500-999 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 3)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 7, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Vocational Rehabilitation Services (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)

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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 818 people in state prisons
  • 211 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 775 people in state prisons
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 103 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 103 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 18 partial 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 ORIGINATED128$127,135160$132,5931,100$140,04363$72,3210$0128$148,3799$44,151
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$138,50015$97,21094$139,0395$99,0180$04$186,5583$36,293
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$126,39438$97,372243$146,21427$47,3281$275,00022$143,54612$35,428
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$116,01412$132,241170$134,9588$102,4642$201,70017$128,2860$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$123,2852$114,57541$163,6631$80,2800$05$171,7300$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$132,48733$178,5392$228,345
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$170,4514$147,2382$237,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$122,9536$135,9331$111,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$126,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 53901
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 53901 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fires - 88 took place in 2015, and the least - 31 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 53901 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.5%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 53901
    • 43841.5%Structure Fires
    • 29327.7%Outside Fires
    • 25724.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 686.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 53901, Wisconsin

Most common first names in zip code 53901 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10576.4 years
Robert9570.1 years
John9577.7 years
Mary8880.7 years
Charles7075.6 years
Margaret6183.3 years
Helen5977.0 years
George5975.9 years
Edward5474.7 years
James5468.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 53901 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5079.0 years
Smith3677.2 years
Schultz2976.3 years
Miller2077.9 years
Kleist2076.9 years
Paske1776.7 years
Taylor1780.3 years
Mcmahon1684.8 years
Koch1683.0 years
Atkinson1681.4 years
Businesses in zip code 53901
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Suites1Nike2
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx4Staples1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1Super 81
Goodwill4Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Haagen-Dazs1UPS4
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
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