Portage, WI
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Portage is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 10,382 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Portage is the 86th largest community in Wisconsin.

Portage is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Portage is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Portage who work in office and administrative support (15.56%), sales jobs (8.43%), and management occupations (8.41%).

The citizens of Portage are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.82% of adults in Portage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Portage in 2010 was $21,239, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,956 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, Polish, Norwegian, and English.

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