Portage, Michigan 

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Population

48,072

+4.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$55,050

Median Home Price

$171,700

Best Places to Live in Portage, Michigan

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94. June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Portage, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Educated population
-College town amenities
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

Local Listings in Portage
 $425,000 
1822 Forest Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2000 SqFt
 $169,900 
6316 Cherrywood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1650 SqFt
 $425,000 
6802 Joshua Tree Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 4127 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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 1.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portage's cost of living is 12.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Portage's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Portage, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Portage's population is 48,072 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portage is $171,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.8%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Portage

It's a good time to buy in Portage. Home Appreciation is up 6.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Portage Real Estate

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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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49024 49002

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NEW LISTINGS IN PORTAGE
$425,000
1822 Forest Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$169,900
6316 Cherrywood St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$425,000
6802 Joshua Tree Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$159,900
5908 Oakland Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$620,000
2750 Burnock Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$565,000
410 Marylynn Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$239,900
5226 Windyridge Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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