Portage employment information

IndexPortageIndianaNational
Income per capita$23,812$24,953$28,555
Median household income$51,180$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,881$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,847$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$44,294$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$23,148$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate6.9%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level14.3%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portage is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portage is 4% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portage is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portage is 8% lower than the national average.

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Portage median earnings by income bracket

Portage employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.2%0.8%
Manufacturing sector30.1%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.8%5.7%
Wholesale & retail services10.9%14.0%
Public administration3.1%2.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%1.8%
Education, health & social services6.9%42.9%
Other21.7%25.4%

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Aberdeen, IN1,831$95,33378%
St. John, IN15,456$93,80275%
Portage, IN37,008$51,1804%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Friendswood, TX37,001$95,12078%
Texarkana, TX36,999$38,81027%
Mechanicsville, VA36,991$72,17035%
Greenfield, WI36,990$50,3116%
Marana, AZ37,028$74,81740%
Portage, IN37,008$51,1804%
Source: The Portage, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.