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Portage
  • Town in Wisconsin

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Portage is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 10,351. Portage is in Columbia County. Living in Portage offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Portage there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Portage and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Portage are above average.

About

About Portage...
Population
10,351

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,000
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$881
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    192.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    96.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    115.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,732.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Portage

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,303
National
$69,021

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