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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Portage Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 47,185. Portage Township is in Porter County. Living in Portage Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Portage Township there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Portage Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Portage Township are above average.
About Portage Township...
Population
47,185

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$905
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Portage Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,396
National
$55,322
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The businesses are very diverse. There are many large corporations along with many privately owned companies.
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