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The City of Port Clinton had a population of 5,947 as of July 1, 2022. Port Clinton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Port Clinton is located at latitude 41.512 and longitude -82.9377 in Ottawa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Clinton encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Ottawa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The City of Port Clinton has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Clinton: Portage.

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Port Clinton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 5,947 (100%)
Population in Households 5,822 (97.9%)
Population in Families 4,404 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 125 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 2,791
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $44,304
Average Household Income $64,271
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $29,556
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,815 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 931 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 952 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $126,772
Average Home Value $148,898
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 2,745
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,622
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.58% -0.15%
Households -0.16% -0.03%
Families   -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.22%

Port Clinton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Clinton to the other 1,265 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 267 79th
Population Density # 109 91st
Median Household Income # 1135 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 498 39th
Per Capita Income # 840 34th
Diversity Index # 158 88th

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