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Portage
  • Town in Michigan

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

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Portage is a town in Michigan with a population of 48,774. Portage is in Kalamazoo County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Portage offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Portage there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Portage and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Portage are highly rated.

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About Portage...
Population
48,774

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$839
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    185.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    60.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    28.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    411.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,579.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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