Portage, Indiana 

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Population

37,137

+1.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$51,180

Median Home Price

$208,300

Median Age

39.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.5

summer / winter

Chicago Gifts

Best Places to Live in Portage, Indiana

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Portage, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Portage, IN Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Indiana
County: Porter County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Portage
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portage is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portage jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portage's cost of living is 6.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Portage's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Porter county remained moderately Republican, 51.9% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Portage's population is 37,137 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portage is Real Estate: $208,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.3%.

SCHOOLS
Portage public schools spend $9,101 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Portage. More Education



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Housing Market in Portage

It's a good time to buy in Portage. Home Appreciation is up 15.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Portage is $208,300.

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Reviews for Portage   2 Reviews
Definitely not a for a city person - 12/25/2019
Just a normal, big town in the Midwest. Decent public schools, sure, pretty safe, indeed and not expensive (yet) to live. On the one hand many normal-sized (mostly old)... Read More

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portage - 4/18/2006
Boring but good... Read More


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