Portage, PA Population

Population: 2,837. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,686 (-5.3% change)
Males: 1,319 (46.5%), Females: 1,518 (53.5%)

Cambria County

Zip code: 15946

Median resident age: 41.7 years
Median household income: $24,548
Median house value: $50,100

Races in Portage:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.2%)

Ancestries: German (23.7%), Polish (19.7%), Irish (13.1%), Slovak (9.7%), English (9.6%), United States (4.9%).

Elevation: 1677 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portage

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage borough

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -265 (-8.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Portage:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portage:

  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 13 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 26 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 51 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portage:

  • EBENSBURG (about 8 miles; EBENSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: 9G8)
  • BLUE KNOB VALLEY (about 16 miles; NEWRY, PA; Abbreviation: 7G4)
  • BEDFORD COUNTY (about 25 miles; BEDFORD, PA; Abbreviation: HMZ)
Amtrak station near Portage:

  • 18 miles: JOHNSTOWN (47 WALNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 15 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (about 22 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,516)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 37 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 64 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 74 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)

Schools

Public high school in Portage:

  • PORTAGE AREA HS (Students: 418; Grades: 08 – 12)
Private high school in Portage:

  • WESLEYAN HOLINESS ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 115 POORMAN DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portage:

  • PORTAGE AREA EL SCH (Students: 298; Grades: PK – 03)
  • PORTAGE AREA MS (Students: 293; Grades: 04 – 07)

Libraries

Library in Portage:

  • PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $52,365; Location: 704 MAIN STREET; 14,662 books; 155 audio materials; 7 video materials; 26 serial subscriptions)

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