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Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Portage. For links to other places called Portage, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Portage is 42.201N. The longitude is -85.58W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,679.


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Median household income
Local
$49,410
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portage demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Sweetland
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 101. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 64

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Portage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalamazoo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49008 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Portage residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $25,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Portage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Portage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.


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Libraries in Portage include Portage District Library ... View libraries

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Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portage political report.

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The average commute time for Portage workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Portage between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Portage:
  �Mackinac County township
  �Houghton County township

MI communities formerly known as Portage:
  �Waterloo, Jackson County
  �Onekama, Manistee County
  �Curtis, Mackinac County

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