Portage, WI Population

Population: 9,728. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,035 (+3.2% change)
Males: 5,008 (51.5%), Females: 4,720 (48.5%)

Columbia County

Zip code: 53901

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $35,815
Median house value: $90,600

Races in Portage:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.7%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (44.2%), Irish (13.0%), English (9.7%), Norwegian (8.5%), Polish (7.2%), United States (3.5%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Portage

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage city

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,068 (+12.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Portage:

  • DIVINE SAVIOR HEALTHCARE 80 (1015 W PLEASANT ST PO BOX 387)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portage:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portage:

  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 30 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 61 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; Abbreviation: VOK)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 70 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Abbreviation: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portage:

  • PORTAGE MUNI (about 1 miles; PORTAGE, WI; Abbreviation: C47)
  • GILBERT FIELD (about 17 miles; RIO, WI; Abbreviation: 94C)
  • BARABOO WISCONSIN DELLS (about 22 miles; BARABOO, WI; Abbreviation: DLL)
Amtrak station:
PORTAGE (400 W. ONEIDA ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage:

  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 33 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 33 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 68 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 72 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 73 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,057)

Schools

Public high schools in Portage:

  • PORTAGE HI (Students: 857; Location: 301 E COLLINS ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PORTAGE ACAD OF ACHIEVEMENT (Students: 29; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COLUMBIA CORRECTIONAL INST (Students: 18; Location: HIGHWAY 127 RT 3; Grades: 11 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portage:

  • MUIR/WOODRIDGE EL (Students: 651; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PORTAGE JR (Students: 387; Location: 2505 NEW PINERY RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • RUSCH EL (Students: 289; Location: 117 W FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • FORT WINNEBAGO EL (Students: 75; Location: W8349 DUMKE RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LEWISTON EL (Students: 73; Location: W11195 STATE ROAD 127; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CALEDONIA EL (Students: 64; Location: N5194 STATE ROAD 78; Grades: KG – 06)
  • RIVER CROSSINGS CHARTER SCH (Students: 15; Location: 2600 WOODCREST DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Portage:

  • SAINT MARY SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 315 WEST COOK STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 166; Location: 430 WEST EMMETT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Portage:

  • PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $461,264; Location: 253 WEST EDGEWATER ST.; 56,823 books; 1,892 audio materials; 1,668 video materials; 151 serial subscriptions)