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About Portage County

Portage is a county in the Wausau Metropolitan area. It has a population of 70,822 and a population density of 88, which is 5% below the national average. It has a median age of 37, which is 5 years below the Wausau Metro median age and 1 year below the national average.


Portage County has a median home value of $226,518, which is 2% above the Metro average.The average rent of $1,212 is 39% above the metro average rent and 12% above the national average rent The average household income in Portage County is $60,316 , which is 3% below the Metro average household income and 7% below the national average of household income.

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$271,600Median Home Value
$225,896 Wausau Metro Area
$1,456Median Rent
$809 Wausau Metro Area
2 /10 - 7 /10
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Portage County's population is made up of 52% married, 37% single, 7% divorced and 4% widowed. Baby Boomers make up the largest percentage of the population at 37%, while Millennials have the second largest segment at 29%. Homeowners make up 67% of the population in Portage County.

70,718Population
166,334 Wausau Metro Area
88Population Density
  • 51% Male
  • 49% Female
38 Median Age
42 Wausau Metro Area
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The Per Capita income in Portage County is $36,859. The Median Household Income is $70,061

$36,859Income Per Capita
$38,264 Wausau Metro Area
$70,061Median Household Income
$67,462 Wausau Metro Area
9% Poverty Rate
12% Wausau Metro Area
2% Unemployment Rate
3% Wausau Metro Area
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Amenities in Portage County
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Trader Joe’s, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
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Trader Joe’s, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
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$271,600Median Home Value
$225,896 Wausau Metro Area
$1,456Median Rent
$809 Wausau Metro Area
2Average Household Size
2 Wausau Metro Area

Occupancy Type

Renters
33%
Home Owners
67%
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Cost of Living
120
Metro Area
National Cost of Living Index is 100 where if the Cost of living is 90 its lower than US Average and if the Cost of Living is 150 its higher than US Average
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Housing
195
San Fransisco Metro Area
130
Goods and Services
111
San Fransisco Metro Area
2 /10 - 7 /10
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Top Schools in Portage County

Stevens Point Area Public School District
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5400 Walter Street, Stevens Point, WI, 54482
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K-6
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Wisconsin Rapids School District
7
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8511 County Road WW, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54494
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Stevens Point Area Public School District
7
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1800 East Avenue, Stevens Point, WI, 54481
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K-6
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Tomorrow River School District
7
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357 North Main Street, Amherst, WI, 54406
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5-8
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Stevens Point Area Public School District
6
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600 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI, 54481
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K-6
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Today’s Weather
66°F
Mostly Clear
Weather Highlights
Summers:July high temperature is around 80°F
Winters:January low temperature is around 41°F
Rains:Gets Average 17 Inches of rains every year
Snow:Palo Alto doesn’t get snow

Belmont crime index is 30 which is lower than the national average.

30
Crime Index
100
National Crime Index

Crime Index represents the risk of crime occurring in a area and is measured against national index of 100. If the Crime Index of an area is above 100 the crime in that area is relatively higher when compared to US. If the Crime Index of an area is below 100 the crime in that area is lower when compared to US.

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