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Portage is a town in Livingston County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community was named as a portage point on the Genesee River
The latitude of Portage is 42.558N. The longitude is -77.994W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,289 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 859.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14846 ZIP code.
27% of Portage residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portage ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portage was $13,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Portage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Portage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portage political report.
The average commute time for Portage workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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