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0.51% growth
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4.98% growth
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3.01% growth
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0.3% growth


The economy of Portage, IN employs 16,753 people. The economy of Portage, IN is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.42; 2.01; and 1.94 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Portage, IN are Manufacturing (3,164), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,752), and Retail trade (1,878), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,512), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,930), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,824).

Median household income in Portage, IN is $53,730. Males in Portage, IN have an average income that is 1.84 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,868. The income inequality of Portage, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Portage, IN. In Porter County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 61 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,869. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Portage, IN is home to a population of 37,197 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Portage, IN is composed of 27,043 White residents (72.7%), 6,473 Hispanic residents (17.4%), 2,616 Black residents (7.03%), 614 Two+ residents (1.65%), and 396 Asian residents (1.06%). The most common foreign languages in Portage, IN are Spanish (2,766 speakers), Greek (141 speakers), and Vietnamese (110 speakers), but compared to other places, Portage, IN has a relative high number of Greek (141 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (81 speakers), and Other West Germanic (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Porter County PUMA, IN awarded 1,396 degrees. The student population of Porter County PUMA, IN is skewed towards females, with 632 male students and 764 female students. Most students in Porter County PUMA, IN are White (947 and 67.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (80 and 5.73%), Black or African American (69 and 4.94%), and Unknown (28 and 2.01%). The largest universities in Porter County PUMA, IN by number of graduates are Valparaiso University (1,373 and 98.4%), Don Roberts Beauty School (23 and 1.65%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Porter County PUMA, IN are Registered Nursing (131 and 9.4%), General Biological Sciences (41 and 2.94%), and General Psychology (37 and 2.65%). The median tuition costs in Porter County PUMA, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,030 and $35,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portage, IN is $135,700, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $135,300 to $135,700, a 0.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Portage, IN is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portage, IN have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portage, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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