Portage employment information

IndexPortageMichiganNational
Income per capita$31,425$27,549$29,829
Median household income$57,526$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,660$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,967$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$43,323$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$26,004$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level9.4%16.3%15.1%
The Portage, MI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Portage is $31,425, which is 14% higher than than the Michigan average and 5% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $57,526, which is 13% higher than than the Michigan average and 4% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Portage is 3%, which is 25% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Portage is 9% which is 38% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$38,346$57,526$115,052
City
$33,865$50,803$101,606
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Portage is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portage is 4% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portage is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portage is 38% lower than the national average.

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Portage employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.1%0.4%
Manufacturing sector27.2%0.9%
Financial & insurance services5.2%7.0%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.4%
Public administration2.9%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%2.1%
Education, health & social services14.5%36.2%
Other26.4%22.5%

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Richland, MI858$62,29213%
Climax, MI792$57,2323%
Vicksburg, MI3,065$56,0231%
Mendon, MI904$54,0632%
Portage, MI47,854$57,5264%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Euclid, OH47,863$35,94935%
Coeur d'Alene, ID47,842$43,77021%
Summerville, SC47,919$56,9623%
East Honolulu, HI47,957$114,122106%
Chesterfield, MO47,717$97,09075%
Portage, MI47,854$57,5264%
Source: The Portage, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).