Portage, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2022: 2,411 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 
Males: 1,249  (51.8%)
Females: 1,162  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 15946.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $48,428 (it was $24,548 in 2000)
Portage:

$48,428
PA:

$71,798

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,471 (it was $15,594 in 2000)

Portage borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $95,213 (it was $50,600 in 2000)
Portage:

$95,213
PA:

$245,500

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $106,653; detached houses: $107,148; townhouses or other attached units: $186,887; mobile homes: $11,264

Median gross rent in 2022: $553.

March 2022 cost of living index in Portage: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 21.0%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Portage, PA (2022)
    • 2,50895.7%White alone
    • 923.5%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Pennsylvania as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portage is 212 to 1.


Crime rates in Portage by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.8)
3
(114.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
1
(37.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(469.7)
6
(227.4)
5
(189.0)
9
(343.4)
1
(38.9)
5
(196.1)
1
(39.8)
4
(161.0)
3
(122.4)
1
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(274.0)
12
(454.9)
37
(1,398)
7
(267.1)
4
(155.5)
4
(156.9)
7
(278.6)
9
(362.3)
1
(40.8)
2
(82.7)
4
(167.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(1,370)
56
(2,123)
46
(1,738)
33
(1,259)
35
(1,360)
27
(1,059)
23
(915.2)
19
(764.9)
27
(1,102)
13
(537.4)
18
(752.8)
21
(891.0)
1
(41.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(156.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(78.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index180.4173.6246.8229.384.792.564.188.271.435.675.339.01.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Portage, PA

Crime rate in Portage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 2 (2 officers - 2 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
Pennsylvania average:

2.55
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Ancestries: Polish (19.9%), German (14.0%), Italian (12.3%), English (11.9%), Irish (4.7%), American (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/07/1890

Elevation: 1677 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 3,623 people per square mile   (average).

Portage, Pennsylvania map

6 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.2%
Pennsylvania:

7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,249 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $881 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (68.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (188.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Spring Hill, PA (1.0 miles ),
Cassandra, PA (1.5 miles),
Wilmore borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Lilly borough, PA (2.0 miles ),
Summerhill borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Beaverdale-Lloydell, PA (2.2 miles ),
Sidman, PA (2.3 miles ),
Ehrenfeld borough, PA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.39 N, Longitude: 78.67 W

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Portage, PA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Portage, PA in 2022

Property values in Portage, PA

Portage satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.6%
Pennsylvania:

2.9%
Historical population in Portage, PA
Historical housing units in Portage, PA
Most common industries in Portage, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (33.3%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Apparel (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Portage, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Portage, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Portage, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 79.7. This is about average.

City:

79.7
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 5.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.60
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.534. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.534
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0093

Tornado activity:

Portage-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the Portage borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 45.5 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portage-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from Portage center
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) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Portage center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 154.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from Portage center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from Portage center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cambria County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Portage:

  • CAMBRIA RESIDENTIAL SERVS INC/ (167 WOODLAND BLVD)
  • MAPLE WINDS CARE CENTER (4112 SPRING HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Portage:

  • CAMBRIA HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SUMMERHILL, PA)
  • DAVITA - EBENSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - EBENSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • CAMBRIA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • ALLEGHENY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • CHOICE HOME DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)
  • DAVITA - JOHNSTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)

Amtrak stations near Portage:

  • 14 miles: JOHNSTOWN (47 WALNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • Saint Francis University (about 9 miles; Loretto, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 12 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 18 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 30 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 31 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Seton Hill University (about 47 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 49 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high school in Portage:

Public elementary/middle school in Portage:

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Library in Portage:

  • PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $67,457; Location: 704 MAIN STREET; 15,908 books; 564 audio materials; 10 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Portage Area Cruisers Car Club Info 814-736-8652

Points of interest:

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

Park in Portage: Crichton McCormick Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Len Chappell - Basketball player.

Cambria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

60.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
23 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Portage in 2000:

  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Portage (2011 data):

  • S&T Bank: Mainline National Bank Branch at 737 Main Street, branch established on 1944/07/20. Info updated 2012/03/14: Bank assets: $4,099.9 mil, Deposits: $3,349.5 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: S & T Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1st Summit Bank: Portage Branch at 924 Main Street, branch established on 1986/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $730.5 mil, Deposits: $653.3 mil, headquarters in Johnstown, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Summit Bancorp Of Johnstown, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Portage:

Marital status in Portage, PA
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Portage:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Portage
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Portage, PA (based on Cambria County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,83156
Mainline Protestant24,819101
Evangelical Protestant9,20867
Black Protestant2,0666
Orthodox1,58112
Other6095
None40,565-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cambria County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Cambria County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cambria County:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Portage:

49.7%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Portage:

28.7
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.1%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Portage:

7.9%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Portage:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Portage:

27.3%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

57.3%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Portage:

73.8%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Portage, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$8,855$35,4200$0
Firefighters 2$8,076$48,4564$4,564
Financial Administration 1$3,449$41,3881$1,879
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$488
Totals for Government 6$20,380$40,76010$6,931

Portage government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $399,000 ($165.49)
    Police Protection: $211,000 ($87.52)
    Central Staff Services: $148,000 ($61.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($50.60)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($31.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($7.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($6.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($1.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.24)

Portage government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($64.29)
    Other: $19,000 ($7.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($8.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($7.47)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($1.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,000 ($47.70)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $336,000 ($139.36)
    Property: $247,000 ($102.45)
    Public Utility License: $35,000 ($14.52)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($9.95)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000 ($9.12)

Portage government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $141,000 ($58.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000 ($35.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,000 ($33.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($10.37)

Portage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($25.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $747,000 ($309.83)
Businesses in Portage, PA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
Rite Aid1

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:

  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDD (1580 AM; 1 kW; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: GREATER JOHNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WNTJ (1490 AM; 1 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:

  • WUZI (105.7 FM; PORTAGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WGLU (99.1 FM; EBENSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMTZ (96.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPA (93.5 FM; BARNESBORO, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:

  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W41CF (Channel 41; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WATM-TV (Channel 23; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WTAJ-TV (Channel 10; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W57AH (Channel 57; BROCKPORT, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WKBS-TV (Channel 47; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
Portage fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Portage fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 2020 08:33 AM, S Railroad Av, Plaza Al, Lat: 40.388767, Lon: -78.672836, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 2000 09:43 PM, Sr-164, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 20, 1995 02:43 PM, 53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.4mTotal length
  • $2,896,000Total costs
  • 22,013Total average daily traffic
  • 1,420Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,767Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Portage, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Portage, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Portage)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Portage, PA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 609 Main Street (Lat: 40.388389 Lon: -78.672222), Overall height: 18.6 m, Call Sign: WME629,
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2003, Registrant: Forever Broadcasting, LLC, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, Phone: (814) 941-9800, Fax: (814) 943-2754, Email:

  • Portage, 675 Munster Road (Lat: 40.409000 Lon: -78.676778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPTJ406,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/2001, Expiration Date: 10/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2009, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

  • EDU MEDIA, Woodland Rd 1 Mi Se Of Ctr Of Town (Lat: 40.383056 Lon: -78.658333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 128 m, Overall height: 129 m, Call Sign: WQKH633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17755.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2009, Expiration Date: 05/21/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2019, Certifier: Jeffrey J Youle, Registrant: Affiniti Pa, LLC, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:

  • BLUE KNOB, 2082 Knob Road (Lat: 40.352472 Lon: -78.552833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQPG633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2022, Expiration Date: 05/11/2032, Certifier: Mark Taylor, Registrant: Compros, Inc., 400 Highland Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:

  • BLUE KNOB, 111 Park Rd (Lat: 40.295417 Lon: -78.573500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQYW211,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 02/08/2027, Certifier: Robert Dillon, Registrant: In The Stix Broadband LLC, 788 Columbia St, Loretto, PA 15940, Phone: (814) 934-5518, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portage)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2380Z, N2380Z, N-2380Z, Serial Number: 27-8054031, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/2010
    Registrant (LLC): Bls Leasing LLC, 132 Block Rd, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 328JW, N328JW, N-328JW, Serial Number: 0225, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 10/03/2003
    Registrant (Corporation): L & R Cirrus Inc, 4097 Portage St, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T206H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-AJ1A (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 522BS, N522BS, N-522BS, Serial Number: T20608733, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/2007
    Registrant (LLC): Bls Leasing LLC, 132 Block Rd, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6433S, N6433S, N-6433S, Serial Number: 15067233, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 03/25/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Dandrea, Po Box 119, Portage, PA 15946
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE LLC AIRWOLF 912 ULS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 465KP, N465KP, N-465KP, Serial Number: A169ULS, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Vista Research Inc, 629 Dulancey Dr, Portage, PA 15946
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/23/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$71,6255$32,40020$64,20022$20,8641$35,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$281,0002$82,0001$10,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$100,0004$37,7509$72,0007$22,0001$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$83,5002$28,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$81,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0130.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$40,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$21,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0130.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Portage, PA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 39 took place in 2008, and the least - 6 in 2010. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Portage, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (78.8%), and Outside Fires (9.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Portage, PA
    • 19378.8%Structure Fires
    • 249.8%Outside Fires
    • 176.9%Other
    • 114.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portage, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Portage, PA
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Coal or coke
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Portage, PA
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Portage compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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