Portage employment information

Income per capita$22,573$27,907$28,555
Median household income$44,150$52,738$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,242$67,186$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,042$30,207$33,219
Median earnings male$33,991$36,343$36,116
Median earnings female$24,754$25,134$25,692
Unemployment rate4.1%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level16.3%13.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portage is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portage is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portage is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portage is 4% higher than the national average.

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Portage median earnings by income bracket

Portage employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector26.9%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.2%8.0%
Wholesale & retail services10.0%8.6%
Public administration3.5%6.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.7%2.8%
Education, health & social services8.8%33.6%

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Arlington, WI829$76,25043%
Merrimac, WI448$59,37511%
Poynette, WI2,516$58,59410%
Wyocena, WI682$57,1437%
Portage, WI10,227$44,15017%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Beecher, MI10,230$22,83357%
Big Lake city, MN10,230$63,94120%
Pleasant Grove, AL10,230$64,27820%
Manchester, TN10,223$38,06329%
Smithfield, UT10,233$57,6978%
Portage, WI10,227$44,15017%
Source: The Portage, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.