Portage County OH Information


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, 2014 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 # 19 80th
Population Density1 # 19 80th
Diversity Index2 # 35 61st
Median Household Income # 21 77th
Per Capita Income # 20 78th

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Portage County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 161,934
Population in Households 153,702
Population in Familes 119,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,232
Population Density1 332
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 63,017
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 40,664
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,823 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,194 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,457 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $156,010
Average Home Value $184,697


Median Household Income $51,915
Average Household Income $65,708
Per Capita Income $26,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.06%
Households 0.3% 0.16%
Families -0.05% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.

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