Portage, Michigan 

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Population

48,072

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$55,050

Avg. Home Price

$165,400

Best Places to Live in Portage, Michigan

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94
Pros
-Cost of living
-Educated population
-College town amenities
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

Local Listings in Portage, MI
 $172,500 
7802 Pickering St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2080 SqFt
 $172,500 
7802 Pickering St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2080 SqFt
 $153,005 
7173 Provence Dr
Bed -1 | Bath 2.0 | 1392 SqFt
 $139,900 
325 W Melody Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1.5 | 2300 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area

Although some discrepancy exists regarding the origin of “Kalamazoo,” a colorful name that often appears in poems and children’s stories. It is almost certainly Native American, and few city names are as memorable. Despite its exotic name, Kalamazoo is a rather plain industrial and commercial center with a bit of a college-town flair thanks to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Diverse industry and the university give Kalamazoo some employment stability.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo County
Metro Area: Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Portage
Zip Codes: 49024 49002
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portage is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portage jobs have increased by 0.95%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portage's cost of living is 5.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Portage's Cost of Living

VOTING
Kalamazoo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Portage's population is 48,072 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.07%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portage is $166,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.63%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Portage

SCHOOLS
Portage public schools spend $10,317 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.5 students per teacher in Portage. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Portage

It's a good time to buy in Portage. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Portage Real Estate or Find top agents in Portage

The median home price in Portage is $165,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Portage   3 Reviews
Kalamazoo is not that bad - 3/1/2016
I'm just writing because I think that the people who are in my opinion bashing Kalamazoo, really don't know anything about it. I have vacationed in much larger cities,... Read More

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Cold winters, but they beat the summers if asthma - 2/22/2012
Before I moved to Portage in 2007, I didn't have any real breathing problems. I had a minor case of hay fever. I moved here and I am stuck inside most of the summer... Read More

Nice Place to Live - 7/26/2005
Portage is a nice palce to live and raise a family. I don't think it would be a good place for a single... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PORTAGE, MICHIGAN
49024 49002

NEW LISTINGS IN PORTAGE MI
$172,500
7802 Pickering St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$153,005
7173 Provence Dr
Bed -1 | Bath 2.0 |

$139,900
325 W Melody Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1.5 |

$179,900
503 Marigold Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$141,500
2422 Mapleview Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$178,900
6835 S 12th St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

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