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Population (year 2000): 9,728. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,035 (+3.2% change)
Males: 5,008 (51.5%), Females: 4,720 (48.5%)

Columbia County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $35,815 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,600 (year 2000)

Portage, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Portage:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.7%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (44.2%), Irish (13.0%), English (9.7%), Norwegian (8.5%), Polish (7.2%), United States (3.5%).

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Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Portage,

For population 25 years and over in Portage

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage city

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,068 (+12.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WI Madison, (32.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (170.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (6.1 miles Dekorra, WI (11.2 miles Wyocena, WI (11.4 miles Pardeeville, WI (11.4 miles Poynette, WI (11.8 miles Endeavor, WI (12.1 miles Lewiston, WI (13.7 miles Marcellon,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings

Latitude: 43.55 N, Longitude: 89.46 W

Area code: 608


Portage, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.3%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,496 (+35.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,707 (61.9%)


 

Crime in Portage by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 3 2
    per 100,000 0.0 30.8 20.6
Assaults 3 3 13
    per 100,000 30.8 30.8 133.6
Burglaries 29 46 61
    per 100,000 298.1 472.9 627.1
Thefts 459 449 420
    per 100,000 4718.3 4615.5 4317.4
Auto thefts 13 7 23
    per 100,000 133.6 72.0 236.4
226.5 238.9 268.4


Average climate in Portage, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portage,

Portage-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Portage city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Portage:
  • DIVINE SAVIOR HEALTHCARE 80 (1015 W PLEASANT ST PO BOX 387)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portage:
  • ST CLARE HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (about 21 miles; BARABOO, WI)
  • SAUK PRAIRIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 31 miles; MADISON, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portage:
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 30 miles; MADISON, WI; ID: MSN)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 61 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 70 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; ID: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portage:
  • PORTAGE MUNI (about 1 miles; PORTAGE, WI; ID: C47)
  • GILBERT FIELD (about 17 miles; RIO, WI; ID: 94C)
  • BARABOO WISCONSIN DELLS (about 22 miles; BARABOO, WI; ID: DLL)

Amtrak station:
PORTAGE (400 W. ONEIDA ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 11 $33,775 $36,845 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $12,288 $36,864 11 $6,855
Water Supply 6 $17,398 $34,796 1 $1,964
Parks and Recreation 5 $14,832 $35,596 19 $2,267
Sewerage 4 $12,405 $37,215 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $5,502 $33,012 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,506 $30,072 0 $0
Firefighters 6 $21,469 $42,938 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $21,580 $32,370 6 $2,768
Police Protection - Officers 21 $76,739 $43,850 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $2,276
Other Government Administration 4 $12,520 $37,560 10 $3,653
Financial Administration 2 $6,755 $40,530 0 $0
Totals for Government 74 $237,768 $38,556 48 $19,782


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 33 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 33 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; FT enrollment: 3,037)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 68 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; FT enrollment: 8,083)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 72 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; FT enrollment: 9,493)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 73 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; FT enrollment: 9,057)
Public high schools in Portage:
  • PORTAGE HI (Students: 857; Location: 301 E COLLINS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PORTAGE ACAD OF ACHIEVEMENT (Students: 29; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INST (Students: 18; Location: HIGHWAY 127 RT 3; Grades: 11 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portage:
  • MUIR/WOODRIDGE EL (Students: 651; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PORTAGE JR (Students: 387; Location: 2505 NEW PINERY RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • RUSCH EL (Students: 289; Location: 117 W FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • FORT WINNEBAGO EL (Students: 75; Location: W8349 DUMKE RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LEWISTON EL (Students: 73; Location: W11195 STATE ROAD 127; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CALEDONIA EL (Students: 64; Location: N5194 STATE ROAD 78; Grades: KG - 06)
  • RIVER CROSSINGS CHARTER SCH (Students: 15; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Portage:
  • SAINT MARY SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 315 WEST COOK STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 166; Location: 430 WEST EMMETT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Portage:
  • PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $461,264; Location: 253 WEST EDGEWATER ST.; 56,823 books; 1,892 audio materials; 1,668 video materials; 151 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Portage: Columbia County Jail (A), Columbia County Courthouse (B), John Roche Building (C), Zona Gable Center for the Arts (D), Zona Gale Breese Memorial Library (E), Portage Municipal Building (F), Divine Savior Nursing Home (G).

Shopping Center: Northridge Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Portage include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), Trinity United Church of Christ (B), Bethlehem English Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Bible Baptist Church (D), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (F), First Church of Christ Scientist (G), Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Silver Lake Cemetery (3).

Lakes: Silver Lake (A), Mud Lake (B).

Parks in Portage include: Blue Star Park (1), Veterans Memorial Field (2), Sunset Park (3), Sunrise Park (4), Sanborn Park (5), Hamilton Street Park (6), Riverside Park (7), Collipp-Worden Park (8), Lincoln Park (9).

Beach: Silver Lake Beach (A).

Post office: (A).  


Portage compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage:
  • WPDR (1350 AM; 1 kW; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHFA (1240 AM; 1 kW; POYNETTE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage:
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Portage:
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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