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Portage, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Portage had a population of 2,509 as of July 1, 2019. Portage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portage is located at latitude 40.3887 and longitude -78.6722 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Portage encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,683 feet.

The Borough of Portage (GNIS ID: 1215031) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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Portage, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Portage, PA Housing Affordability Index is 245
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Portage, PA Wealth Index is 49
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,509
Population in Households 2,492
Population in Familes 1,888
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density 3,813
Diversity Index1 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,953
Average Household Income $55,553
Per Capita Income $24,654
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 777 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $84,885
Housing Affordability Index2 245
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,113
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 661
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.54% -0.74%
Households -0.46% -0.69%
Families -0.65% -0.8%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Portage, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 538 70th
Population Density # 279 84th
Diversity Index # 1505 14th
Median Household Income # 1377 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1276 28th

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