Portage, MI

47,854 Population
32.2 square miles 1,485.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
1,485.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.2%
was 54.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.4%
was 4.8%
 
Percent Under 18
23.3%
was 23.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.1%
was 14.9%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.6
was 3.8
Ranked 10th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
9.4%
was 11.0%
 
Median Household Income
$57,526
was $54,040
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.9
45.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.1
was 2.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
182.5
was 185.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,887.1
was 3,389.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
20,426
was 20,391
 
Median Rent
$727
was $720
 
Total Building Permits
57
was 33
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,478
was 19,492
 
Homeownership Rate
67.6%
was 67.5%
 
Single Family Building Permits
39
was 21
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
633.9
was 632.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.1%
was 12.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
18
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.8
was 1.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 0.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 98.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.9%
was 95.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
42.1%
was 40.6%
 

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