According to the most recent Portage Wisconsin demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Portage depicts it has a Population 2021 of 10,351 which is the largest of all places in the metro area. Figure 3 uses the Portage population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Portage Wisconsin depicts very little difference.
The total Portage Wisconsin greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Portage depicts it has a Population Change of 0.3% which is in the mid point range of other places in the greater region.
Looking at the Portage population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Portage Wisconsin shows it has 1,173 people per square mile which is more than all other places in the greater Portage region. The next lower population density is Pardeeville about 11.3% smaller with population density of 1,054. Figure 6 provides Portage demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Portage depicts it has a Median Age of 36.4 which is the second smallest when sorted by overall median age of all people of all the other places in the area. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Lake Wisconsin CDP which depicts an age of 50.2 (37.9% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Portage population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Portage Wisconsin has the largest proportion of people less than 20 years of age at 17.7% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 14.8% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Portage population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Portage Wisconsin has the largest proportion of White population at 4.9% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Native population at 6.5% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Portage Wisconsin Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Portage depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 7.1% which is the second most of all the places in the metro area.
Portage Wisconsin Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Portage has the largest proportion of never married percent at 17% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Portage households. Portage depicts it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is in the mid point range of other places in the surrounding region. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Endeavor which depicts an average family size of 3.2 (only about 4.5% larger).
Looking at Portage households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Portage shows it has a Married-couple family of 66% which is less than most other places in the metro area. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Lake Wisconsin CDP which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 87% (31.0% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Portage depicts it has a Birth Rate of 10.6% which is the largest of all places in the greater Portage region. Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 33% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Poynette (50%), and #1 Wyocena (50%) are larger. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 16% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Lake Wisconsin CDP with 17%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Portage households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Portage shows it has a Total Single People of 59% which is the second most percent single people of all the places in the greater Portage region. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Rio which depicts a percent single of 61% ( only slightly larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Portage is 18.4% larger. Also, benchmarked against the state of Wisconsin, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Portage is 20.8% larger.
Portage Wisconsin Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Portage residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Portage Wisconsin has the largest proportion of citizens born In US at 2% of the total and is ranked #1. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 48% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Wyocena (71%), and #1 Lake Wisconsin CDP (100%) are larger.
Portage Wisconsin Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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