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Portage, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Portage had a population of 451 as of July 1, 2016. Portage ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portage is located at latitude 41.3232 and longitude -83.6468 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Portage (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The Village of Portage (GNIS ID: 2399008) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Portage is located within Township of Portage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portage: Fort Portage, Haskins Place.

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


Total Population 451
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $179,040


Median Household Income $49,595
Average Household Income $60,513
Per Capita Income $20,884
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.44%
Households 0.48% 0.58%
Families -0.62% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 884 27th
Population Density1 # 1132 7th
Diversity Index2 # 154 87th
Median Household Income # 600 51st
Per Capita Income # 882 27th

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