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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Portage is 37,008, which is 10.48% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 7.60% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Portage population density is 1,340.31 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 179.64 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Portage is white, which represent 87.08% of the total population. The average Portage education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 37,008. #22

Population Growth Since 2000, #198

Portage, IN

Population Density, #333

Portage, IN
1,340.31 per square mile
179.64 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:32,226 (87.08%, #608)
Black:3,034 (8.20%, #38)
Hispanic:6,365 (17.20%, #24)
Asian:393 (1.06%, #118)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):68 (0.18%, #191)
One Race, Other:636 (1.72%, see rank)
Two or More Races:651 (1.76%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,377 (68.77%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,555 (24.43%, see rank)
Cuban:94 (1.48%, see rank)
Central American:47 (0.74%, see rank)
South American:0 (0.00%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:103 (26.21%, see rank)
Chinese:72 (18.32%, see rank)
Filipino:131 (33.33%, see rank)
Japanese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Korean:70 (17.81%, see rank)
Vietnamese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Asian, Other:17 (4.33%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

31,755 (85.81%) out of the total population of 37,008 reported first ancestry.

 Portage, IN% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Arab2510.68%, see rank0.28%0.56%
Czech3520.95%, see rank0.26%0.47%
Danish920.25%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch1,0632.87%, see rank1.97%1.40%
English2,4036.49%, see rank8.65%8.02%
French9202.49%, see rank2.51%3.34%
German7,70020.81%, see rank23.81%15.03%
Greek4791.29%, see rank0.36%0.41%
Hungarian4381.18%, see rank0.56%0.46%
Irish6,10616.50%, see rank11.76%10.80%
Italian1,9505.27%, see rank2.69%5.52%
Norwegian2320.63%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Polish3,6019.73%, see rank3.17%3.01%
Portuguese260.07%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian3560.96%, see rank0.37%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5251.42%, see rank0.88%0.99%
Scottish5381.45%, see rank1.73%1.72%
Subsaharan African2190.59%, see rank0.90%0.95%
Swedish6701.81%, see rank0.90%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.59%0.30%
Ukrainian630.17%, see rank0.15%0.31%
American1,9005.13%, see rank11.14%7.12%
Welsh1110.30%, see rank0.55%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 17,895 (48.35%, see rank)
Females: 19,113 (51.65%, see rank)

Portage, IN
Male: 48.35%
Female: 51.65%
Male: 49.23%
Female: 50.77%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Portage, IN
37.90 years old
37.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Portage, IN
36.40 years old
35.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Portage, IN
39.30 years old
38.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Portage, IN% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Under 5 years2,1435.79%, see rank6.48%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,4786.70%, see rank6.81%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,5406.86%, see rank6.87%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,4016.49%, see rank7.09%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,5436.87%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years5,14413.90%, see rank12.78%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,89113.22%, see rank12.70%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,36414.49%, see rank14.04%14.09%
55 to 64 years4,55212.30%, see rank12.43%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,9247.90%, see rank7.52%7.64%
75 to 84 1,4313.87%, see rank4.22%4.25%
85 years and over5971.61%, see rank1.84%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Portage, INIndianaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population24,903, 100%4,287,819209,056,129
Less Than High School2,940, 11.81%, see rank12.39%13.67%
High School Graduate10,248, 41.15%, see rank34.96%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree7,889, 31.68%, see rank29.03%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,647, 10.63%, see rank15.11%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,179, 4.73%, see rank8.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.92, see rank13.2913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Portage, IN IndianaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,13664.52%35.48%68.29%31.71%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,03693.36%, see rank6.64%, see rank88.34%11.66%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,83593.35%, see rank6.65%, see rank90.81%9.19%90.60%9.40%
College1,91987.08%, see rank12.92%, see rank78.80%21.20%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School29987.63%, see rank12.37%, see rank71.77%28.23%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Portage, INIndianaU.S.
Total Households13,992, 100%2,492,183116,211,092
Average Household Size2.63, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households3,632, 25.96%, see rank27.83%27.57%
2 or More Person Households10,360, 74.04%, see rank72.17%72.43%
Family Households (Families)9,685, 69.22%, see rank66.45%66.22%
Average Family Size3.26, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family6,736, 48.14%, see rank49.49%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,307, 30.78%, see rank33.55%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Portage, IN%IndianaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total29,847see rank5,223,072252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over14,040100%, see rank2,545,970123,281,364
Never Married4,58032.62%, see rank33.08%35.77%
Married7,29151.93%, see rank52.85%52.04%
Widowed5563.96%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced1,61311.49%, see rank11.50%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over15,807100%, see rank2,677,102129,692,771
Never Married4,24926.88%, see rank27.13%29.48%
Married7,59248.03%, see rank50.10%49.19%
Widowed1,62210.26%, see rank9.23%9.16%
Divorced2,34414.83%, see rank13.54%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Portage, IN%IndianaU.S.
Native35,35995.54%, see rank95.22%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence24,68466.70%, see rank68.43%58.73%
Born in Different State10,21427.60%, see rank26.16%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4611.25%, see rank0.62%1.42%
Foreign Born1,6494.46%, see rank4.78%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9072.45%, see rank1.72%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship7422.00%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe2040.55%, see rank0.64%1.53%
Born In Asia4591.24%, see rank1.51%3.82%
Born In Africa180.05%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America8512.30%, see rank2.22%6.83%
Born In Northern America1170.32%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Portage, IN%IndianaU.S.
English12,45589.02%, see rank91.16%79.39%
Spanish1,0577.55%, see rank4.71%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2711.94%, see rank2.48%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1200.86%, see rank1.24%3.36%
Other890.64%, see rank0.42%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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