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Portage is a city in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for Portage County, OH.
[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 estimated population, in 2003, was 34,915.


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Median household income
Local
$47,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portage demographic reports
Portage is on Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Twenty Mile Prairie
National Steel opened a plant here in 1959. The city incorporated the same year.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 89. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks

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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 $20,146, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% 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 $516.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $930.


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

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Porter County supported George W. Bush 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 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 4.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Portage:
  �Porter County township
  �Saint Joseph County township

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