Portage, WI

Portage profile

Living in Portage

Portage is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 10,399 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 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 (13.06%), management occupations (8.67%), and sales jobs (7.74%).

Portage is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Portage are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.00% of adults in Portage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Portage in 2018 was $26,723, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,892 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, Irish, Norwegian, Polish, and English.

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