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Portage is a township in Mackinac County.[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 46.203N. The longitude is -85.736W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,055.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mackinac 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 49838 ZIP code.
28% 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 $15,435, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
Mackinac 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 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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