Portage, MI


Highest Appreciating Portage Neighborhoods Since 2000

Portage, MI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Portage Housing Market Information

With a population of 48,177, 19,492 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $170,129, Portage real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Portage, accounting for 67.66% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Portage include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.31%), row houses and other attached homes ( 5.62%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.61%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Portage. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 67.26% of Portage's homes, and 58.20% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Portage built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Portage built between 1940-1969 ( 37.67%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.07%). There's also some housing in Portage built before 1939 ( 2.84%).

Portage Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Portage have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 1.04%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Portage house appreciation rate of 0.10%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Portage's appreciation rate, at 3.58%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Portage's appreciation rate has been 0.23%, which annualizes to a rate of 0.92%.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that Portage's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Portage differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Portage - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Portage real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,135,000 0.1
$851,001 - $1,135,000 0.2
$568,001 - $851,000 1.5
$454,001 - $568,000 1.9
$341,001 - $454,000 3.3
$227,001 - $341,000 14.2
$114,001 - $227,000 58.6
$57,001 - $114,000 15.0
$0 - $57,000 5.0

High for MI
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
41.6149068322981 25.9615384615385

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Portage Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
17.03% 0.92% 7 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,001 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 67.26
Renters 32.74
Vacant 4.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.1
1970 - 1999 48.4
1940 - 1969 37.7
1939 or Older 2.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 5.6
Small Apt. Buildings 3.6
Apt. Complexes 21.3
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.34
1 Bedroom 12.27
2 Bedrooms 23.28
3 Bedrooms 38.35
4 Bedrooms 19.85
5 or more bedrooms 4.91