Portage County OH Information


Portage County Subdivisions

Portage County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 164,881
Population in Households 157,019
Population in Familes 122,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,862
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 63,005
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 40,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,115 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,890 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,939 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $163,222
Average Home Value $192,658


Median Household Income $53,180
Average Household Income $68,287
Per Capita Income $26,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.39%
Households 0.2% 0.31%
Families -0.04% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Portage County OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage County to the other 88 counties and county equivalents in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 81st
Population Density1 # 18 81st
Diversity Index2 # 34 63rd
Median Household Income # 15 84th
Per Capita Income # 23 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.