Portage is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 48,844 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Portage is the 30th largest community in Michigan.
Also of interest is that Portage has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.06% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Portage are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.59% of adults in Portage have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Portage in 2018 was $38,978, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,912 for a family of four. However, Portage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Portage is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Portage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Portage residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Portage include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Portage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.