Portage, MI
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Portage is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 48,177 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Portage is the 34th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Portage isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Portage are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Portage is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portage who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), management occupations (11.80%), and sales jobs (11.10%).

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.

The citizens of Portage are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.20% 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 2010 was $29,906, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,624 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Portage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.