Portage, PA
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Portage is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,508 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Portage is the 506th largest community in Pennsylvania. Portage has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Portage is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Portage is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Portage who work in office and administrative support (11.18%), sales jobs (9.05%), and healthcare (8.25%).

The citizens of Portage are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.69% of adults in Portage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Portage in 2010 was $20,878, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,512 for a family of four.

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 Polish, Irish, Slovak, and Italian.

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

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