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.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Portage who work in office and administrative support (18.18%), sales jobs (7.81%), and management occupations (6.57%).

In terms of college education, Portage is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.16% of adults 25 and older in Portage have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Portage in 2010 was $22,573, 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 $90,292 for a family of four. However, Portage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Norwegian, Polish, and English.

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