Portage, PA

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Population

2,594

0.269% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$39,353

7.69% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

1,135

0.0882% growth

Median Property Value

$73,200

0.137% growth

About

In 2017, Portage, PA had a population of 2.59k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $39,353. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Portage, PA declined from 2,601 to 2,594, a -0.269% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,544 to $39,353, a 7.69% increase.

The population of Portage, PA is 98.2% White Alone, 1% Two or More Races, and 0.81% Black or African American Alone. 1.4% of the people in Portage, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Portage, PA is $73,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Portage, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Portage, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Portage, PA employs 1.14k people. The largest industries in Portage, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (329 people), Manufacturing (147 people), and Retail Trade (139 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($53,250), Utilities ($53,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,313).

Median household income in Portage, PA is $39,353. Males in Portage, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Portage, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,353

2017 value

± $5,661

7.69%

1 Year Growth

± 19.5%

Households in Portage, PA have a median annual income of $39,353, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,544 in 2016, which represents a 7.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Portage, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Portage, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portage, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 130

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portage, PA was Census Tract 130 with a value of $39,837, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portage, PA (359 out of 2.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    358 ± 78

  2. Two Or More

    1 ± 50

  3. Black

    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portage, PA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.14k

2017 Value

± 143

0.0882%

1 Year growth

± 18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portage, PA grew at a rate of 0.0882%, from 1.13k employees to 1.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portage, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (133 people), Material Moving Occupations (90 people), and Transportation Occupations (88 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portage, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Portage, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (133 people), Material Moving Occupations (90 people), and Transportation Occupations (88 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portage, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3.65 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (3.03 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Portage, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,500), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,417), and Protective Service Occupations ($75,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.14k

2017 Value

± 143

0.0882%

1 Year growth

± 18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Portage, PA grew at a rate of 0.0882%, from 1.13k employees to 1.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portage, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (329 people), Manufacturing (147 people), and Retail Trade (139 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portage, PA, though some of these residents may live in Portage, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Portage, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (329 people), Manufacturing (147 people), and Retail Trade (139 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Portage, PA has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (2.09 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Information (1.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Portage, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($53,250), Utilities ($53,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,313).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.8% of the population of Portage, PA has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Portage, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Portage, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.24%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

18.4%

Non-Group

1.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portage, PA declined by 29.1% from 3.15% to 2.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Portage, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Portage, PA is home to a population of 2.59k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.386% of Portage, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Portage, PA is composed of 2.55k White Alone residents (98.2%), 26 Two or More Races residents (1%), 21 Black or African American Alone residents (0.81%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Portage, PA are German (14 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (10 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (5 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Portage, PA was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Portage, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Portage, PA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.386%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.423%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.386% of Portage, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portage, PA was 0.423%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Portage, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Portage, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Portage, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Portage, PA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.55k ± 179

  2. Two or More Races

    26 ± 31.6

  3. Black or African American Alone

    21 ± 29

In 2017, there were 98 times more White Alone residents (2.55k people) in Portage, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26 Two or More Races and 21 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    14 speakers (0.577%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10 speakers (0.412%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    5 speakers (0.206%)

1.4% of Portage, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Portage, PA was German. 0.577% of the overall population of Portage, PA are native German speakers. 0.412% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.206% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    72 ± 32

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    50 ± 34

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    28 ± 18

Portage, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portage, PA was $73,200 in 2017, which is 0.336 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,100 to $73,200, a 0.137% increase. The homeownership rate in Portage, PA is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portage, PA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portage, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,353

Median Household Income

± $5,661

1.14k

Number of Households

± 128

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.14k households in Portage, PA grew to $39,353 from the previous year's value of $36,544.

The following chart displays the households in Portage, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$73,200

2017 Median

± $4,127

$73,100

2016 Median

± $4,949

In 2017, the median property value in Portage, PA grew to to $73,200 from the previous year's value of $73,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Portage, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portage, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Portage, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portage, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Portage, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Portage, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portage, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portage, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portage, PA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.26% of the workforce in Portage, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Walked

    5.07%

  3. Carpooled

    4.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Portage, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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