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Portage is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Portage. For links to other places called Portage, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Portage is 41.575N. The longitude is -87.176W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 43,956.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter 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 46403 ZIP code.
20% of Portage residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $20,593, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $519. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $923.
Porter 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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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