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Portage is a city in Columbia County, in the Madison metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Portage is 43.539N. The longitude is -89.462W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 794 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53901 ZIP code.
40% of Portage residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,039, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $424. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $914.
Libraries in Portage include Portage Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Portage include Portage Daily Register
Columbia 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Portage include Super 8.
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