Portage, PA 15946 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15946: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Portage, PA 15946

Acceptable Alternative
Puritan, PA 15946

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 146
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,966
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 58
  • County: Cambria County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.395, Longitude -78.691
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 15946 has segments in 3 Counties (Bedford, Blair, Cambria).

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Portage, PA 15946 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,056
Population in Households 6,982
Population in Familes 5,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 2,948
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,276 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 672 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $81,287
Average Home Value $107,480


Median Household Income $41,499
Average Household Income $52,437
Per Capita Income $22,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.5%
Households -0.2% -0.42%
Families -0.3% -0.47%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portage, PA 15946 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15946 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 68th
Population Density1 # 1010 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1425 14th
Median Household Income # 1285 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1298 22nd

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