Portage County WI Information


Portage County Subdivisions

Portage County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 71,598
Population in Households 67,996
Population in Familes 51,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,602
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 28,748
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 17,726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,246 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,502 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,186 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $154,224
Average Home Value $176,756


Median Household Income $51,343
Average Household Income $65,304
Per Capita Income $26,612
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.26%
Households 0.53% 0.39%
Families 0.42% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Portage County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 69th
Population Density1 # 23 69th
Diversity Index2 # 36 51st
Median Household Income # 25 67th
Per Capita Income # 30 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.